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Student internships

MnDOT student internships are filled on an as-needed basis, and provide work opportunities and practical learning experiences to students who want to enhance their academic preparation while being exposed to state government. They also allow students to be appraised by various industry professionals in a business-like, practical and realistic work environment. Interns are provided paid or unpaid work experience 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 and do not receive holiday, sick or vacation pay or any insurance benefits. Note: MnDOT also offers student worker positions, which differ from internships in that they do not require the student to receive academic credit.


Internships generally last a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of one year, may be part-time or full-time, and are coordinated with a MnDOT supervisor and the student’s educational institution to correspond with academic requirements.


  • 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.

How to apply

The online internship application is temporarily closed. We are currently hiring only students with a Civil Engineering major for the summer of 2015. If you are a student majoring in Civil Engineering, you can apply online to job posting number 15DOT000024. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. In addition to applying to the posting, please submit a copy of your transcript within 2-3 business days of applying (an unofficial copy is acceptable). Make sure the copy clearly states your first and last name on the document. Please state Civil Engineer Student Worker in the subject line of the email and send to lorianna.yang@state.mn.us.