Student Worker 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
Student Worker Opportunities
(Non Seeds or Phoenix Program)
Student workers have a strong presence here 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.
What is a student worker?
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. See MnDOT student internship opportunities for more information.
Students typically work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer and on breaks; specific hours will be determined based on student’s availability and office/supervisor need.
Rates are between $9.70 and $16.17 per hour depending on qualifications and positions available.
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.