Seeds Program Qualifications
In order to be considered for this program you must meet ALL of the following requirements:
- Be college level minority student, an economically disadvantaged student or a student with a disability
- Be legally eligible to work in the United States
- Be a full-time student at a college, university, technical or trade school
- Be in pursuit of a major related to MnDOT’s needs
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (3.0 for engineering majors)
- Have at least one year or more left before graduation
For questions related to eligibility, please contact us.
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A college level career track program for minority students, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
MnDOT's Seeds Program provides paid college-level student-worker positions to highly motivated minority or economically disadvantaged college students and students with disabilities. The program's design equips and trains students for potential permanent placement at MnDOT following graduation and successful performance in the program.
Growing our own talent
Seeds is not an acronym, but a concept -- the concept of growing our own talent at MnDOT.
Seeds Program Details
Students may work up to 20 hours during the school year and 40 hours during summer and school breaks.
Rates are between $12.21 and $16.17 per hour depending on qualifications and positions available.
Students who are employed for six months or more may be eligible for the following:
- Vacation Time (may not be used during the first six months of employment)
- Holiday Pay
- Sick Leave
Students are not eligible for health or dental insurance, pension or other benefits.
Do you see yourself in a job like this? Apply today!
You may first want to review some tips and guidelines on how to apply.
Then just follow these steps to apply:
- Set up an account on the State of Minnesota Jobs website
- Submit your resume and apply for a job
- If applying under the Economically Disadvantaged criteria, please review income verification details as part of your application.
As a participant in this program, you will gain firsthand knowledge and experience by working in the real world with professionals in a variety of fields. Day-to-day opportunities include participating in meetings and training classes, as well as networking with industry professionals in your chosen field of study.
Seeds Program History
MnDOT launched the Seeds Program in 1993 to help the workforce better reflect the communities MnDOT serves. Since then MnDOT has placed many successful program students into permanent, full-time positions.