Internships provide work opportunities and practical learning experiences to students who want to enhance their academic preparation while being exposed to state government. They also provide students with the opportunity to be appraised by various industry professionals in a business-like, practical and realistic work environment.
What is an intern?
To be an intern at MnDOT, you must be a high school or college-level student seeking an internship for academic credit or as a means of fulfilling an academic requirement.
Interns are provided with paid or unpaid work experience which is directly related to a specific academic program of an educational institution. Their work experience must fulfill an academic requirement and/or result in academic credit from an accredited educational institution. Interns are not considered MnDOT employees. Please note: MnDOT also offers student worker positions which differ from internships. Student workers are MnDOT employees. See MnDOT student worker opportunities for more information.
Internships may be part-time or full-time and should be coordinated with the student’s educational institution to correspond with academic requirements. Internships generally last a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of one year.
Internships are typically unpaid, however there may be exceptions in which pay is offered on a case-by-case basis.
Not benefits eligible
Interns are not considered to be state employees and do not receive holiday, sick or vacation pay or any insurance benefits.