Phoenix Program History
In an effort to be proactive about the recruiting, training and hiring of dynamic professionals into our organization, MnDOT joined forces in 2005 with Project Lead The Way, to provide paid internship opportunities for high school students enrolled 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 positions within our organization.
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.
Phoenix Program Qualifications
- Must be enrolled at a certified PLTW High School to be considered
- Must be taking (or have taken) STEM/PLTW classes
- Must be a high school senior
- Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
Phoenix Program Details
$10.79 per hour
Program participants may work up to 20 hours during the school year and 40 hours during summer and school breaks.
Program participants 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, economically disadvantaged, disabled or recently returned veterans.
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