Are you looking for a paid internship? The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) offers students the opportunity to gain real-world experience during the summer in a variety of fields, including engineering, science, and technology! Are you studying something else? PennDOT does more than just road construction and snow removal. We are a customer-driven service organization responsible for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Pennsylvania's multimodal transportation system.
You may be able to obtain academic credit
through participation in PennDOT's internship program. Ask your academic advisor if your college offers credit for paid internships.
PennDOT Interns enjoy opportunities in various areas of PennDOT operations. Central Office PennDOT internship opportunities will be headquartered in Harrisburg. Internships will primarily be physically located at the Keystone Building on North Street. However, they may also be located at PennDOT's Materials Laboratory on Lab Lane, or at the Bureau of Maintenance and Operations' Annex Building on Elmerton Avenue.
Join the PennDOT team as a student intern and gain valuable experience to lay the foundation for a rewarding career. Apply today!
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Typically, PennDOT interns have been enrolled in the majors below and take part in the projects that follow:
- Civil, Mechanical, Architectural, Civil Structural, Hydraulic, Civil Engineering Systems, Welding, Surveying, Industrial, Materials, Aerospace; or
- Any engineering discipline with anticipation of obtaining 24 credits in Civil Engineering or Engineering Technology.
Engineering Technology majors :
- Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical, Architectural, Structural, Contracting Building and Construction, Electrical, or Electronics.
- Majors in career studies with anticipation of obtaining at least 12 credit hours in Drafting, Design, Surveying, and other related courses are also acceptable.
- Assist in the administration of consultant design engineering agreements; historic preservation initiative research; grade crossing and utility relocation support efforts; and the cataloging of pavement designs.
- Participate in the review of foundation studies, light pole submissions, standards and publication updates, research studies, and software testing; as well as contribute to the engineering review of shop drawings and materials test results.
Construction and Materials:
- Gain experience in the testing of various materials, such as steel, asphalt, aggregates, and soils, utilized statewide in PennDOT construction projects; maintaining and troubleshooting materials testing equipment; and receiving and storing materials samples.
Highway Safety and Traffic Operations:
- Assist in the gathering of data and preparation of various types of traffic engineering and safety studies. This could entail work in a variety of traffic engineering disciplines such as signals, signs, intelligent transportation systems and safety. Principals from the Highway Capacity Manual, Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and the Highway Safety Manual would all apply to this type of work. In addition to these principals, the utilization of crash diagrams to assess safety would be a component of most traffic engineering studies.
- Assist in Systematic Technique to Analyze and Manage Pennsylvania Pavement (STAMPP) data collection and quality assurance review efforts to support Department maintenance decisions and activities; and participate in bridge inspection and pavement management data collection, review, and correction.
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