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Student workers

Student workers have a strong presence at MnDOT. This is due to our commitment, as a workplace of choice, to build and maintain a diverse workforce of individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and qualifications. Our student workers bring fresh perspectives, openness to growth and an eagerness to learn. Student worker jobs are designed to provide students in secondary, post-secondary and graduate study with employment that assists them in reaching identifiable educational goals. Please note: MnDOT also offers student internships which differ from student workers. Interns are not considered MnDOT employees.

Hours

Students typically work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer and on breaks. Specific hours are determined based on student availability and office/supervisor need.

Pay

Rates are between $13.20 and $17.49 per hour depending on qualifications and positions available.

Benefits

Depending on length of employment and hours worked, students may be eligible for:

  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

Students are not eligible for health or dental insurance, pension or other benefits.

Qualifications

You must be a student enrolled in high school or in a post-secondary or graduate program.

  • If enrolled in a credit-granting institution you must be taking at least six semester credits or nine quarter credits
  • If enrolled in non-credit granting institution or earning only one-credit per class you must be taking at least two or more classes per semester/quarter
  • If in graduate studies you must be enrolled in at least two courses or working on a dissertation

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