Minnesota Department of Transportation

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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

Please fill out an online internship application to express interest in a MnDOT internship. If you prefer to submit your information via regular mail, please send all materials to: 

Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Human Resources, Recruitment Unit
395 John Ireland Blvd, Mail Stop 200
St. Paul, MN 55155 

It is also recommended that you set up an account on the State of Minnesota careers website and submit your resume online. By doing so, you can search for internship opportunities in all state of Minnesota agencies.