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Phoenix Program

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We are now accepting applications (DOCX) for the 2017 Phoenix cohort! Note that hiring will not begin until Spring 2017 and interns will start the program in Summer 2017.

One-year student job/paid internship for qualified high school students

The Phoenix Program is a partnership between MnDOT and Project Lead The Way which provides student jobs and paid internships for high school students enrolled in science, technology, engineering or mathematics courses at area PLTW high schools. By working at various MnDOT offices and districts statewide, Phoenix Program students gain on-the-job work experience in a variety of areas.


Program participants may work up to 15 hours during the school year and 40 hours during summer and school breaks.


  • $11.78 per hour


Program participants are not eligible for benefits. However, they may be eligible to become a college student worker or transfer into the Seeds Program, a career track for college students who are minorities, economically disadvantaged, disabled or recently returned veterans.


  • Must be enrolled at a certified PLTW High School to be considered
  • Must be taking (or have taken) PLTW classes
  • Must have completed junior year and going into senior year of high school
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA