Phoenix Program Qualifications
In order to be considered for this program you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a high school junior going in to your senior year with at least one year until you graduate.
- Must be enrolled in pre-engineering courses at a Project Lead the Way High School.
- May work up to 20 hours per week during the school year and up to 40 hours per week during school breaks.
Phoenix Program History
In an effort to be proactive about the recruiting, training and hiring of dynamic engineering professionals into our organization, MnDOT joined forces in 2005 with Project Lead The Way, to provide paid internship opportunities for high school students enrolled in pre-engineering courses at area PLTW high schools.
By investing in students through on-the-job training, we are helping to ensure highly skilled, well-prepared candidates for future engineering-related positions within our organization.
Internships for pre-engineering high school students
The Phoenix Program is a partnership between MnDOT and Project Lead The Way which provides paid internships for high school students enrolled in pre-engineering courses at area PLTW high schools. By interning at various MnDOT offices and districts statewide, Phoenix Program students gain on-the-job work experience in a variety of areas such as highway design, traffic, surveying, materials and data analysis.
Phoenix Program Details
Interns may work up to 20 hours during the school year and 40 hours during summer and school breaks.
Interns earn $10.50 per hour
Interns are not eligible for benefits however they may be eligible to become a student worker or transfer into the Seeds Program, a career track for college students who are minorities or economically disadvantaged.
Do you see yourself in a job like this?
MnDOT partners with these "Project Lead the Way" high schools:
Bemidji High School Project Lead the Way information
Johnson High School Project Lead the Way information
North High School Project Lead the Way information
Patrick Henry High School Project Lead the Way information
South High School Project Lead the Way information
Washburn High School Project Lead the Way information
Please note: If your school partners with PLTW and offers pre-engineering classes, but it is not listed here,
please contact us to determine program eligibility.