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Traffic Engineering Intern

Date Posted:  Feb 23, 2021
Requisition ID:  172307

Vincennes, IN, US, 47591

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


Unpaid Internship:

The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) summer internship program is an unpaid summer internship that lasts approximately 3.5 months.

About the Job:

This position will serve as an Intern for the Vincennes District/ Technical Services Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation.  The Intern will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support.  The objective of the position is to provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, as well as to assist the agency in completing their assignments and responsibilities.  The Intern will report to District Traffic Planning Engineer. 

A Day in the Life:

•    Analyze southwest Indiana speed data to generate a list of future Vincennes District mobility projects
•    Perform traffic capacity analysis using Synchro and/or Highway Capacity Software to find potential intersection improvement projects
•    Perform signal warrant analyses to phase out unwarranted signals districtwide
•    Investigate intersection crash data to determine crash trends and program improvement projects to alleviate these issues
•    Use Microstation to create rough sketches of intersection improvements to ensure feasibility within INDOT right of way
•    Perform field checks at potential project locations to determine current conditions
•    Assist traffic engineering section with other projects which may arise over the summer

What You'll Need For Success:

  • Working towards a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Relevant work experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of the mission and role of INDOT
  • Basic understanding of state policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Knowledge of state government structure, administrative procedures, and the legislative process
  • Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Ability to operate computer tools
  • Good research and writing skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts
  • Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances

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