Business, Industry, and Technology Student Internship Program
Students will work at Iowa DOT offices, labs and construction sites across Iowa, although most of the internship positions are located at the central complex in Ames. Interns are typically scheduled to work 40 hours per week through the summer and 20-30 hours per week during the school year.
Focus will be on gaining practical experience in areas such as:
- Architectural design.
- Community and regional planning
- Criminal justice.
- Engineering/Construction technology.
- Environmental science.
- Geographic information systems.
- Human resources.
- Landscape architecture.
- Marketing/Graphic and web design.
- Safety/Industrial technology.
- Be able to work 40 hours per week.
- Be enrolled as a full-time student.
- Enroll in their college's internship program.
The Business, Industry, and Technology Student Internship Program will complement each student's course work and lab experiences in their respective undergraduate degree program.
At the end of the summer, students will have gained increased technical and nontechnical skills related to their curriculum, and have a greater understanding of the field and what technical areas they are interested in upon graduation.
Business, Industry, and Technology Student Internship ApplicationFor more information about internship opportunities at the Iowa DOT contact:
Iowa Department of Transportation
Summer Internship Program
What students are saying"I am getting to work on a project from concept to final design. You learn a lot fast. It's a good team atmosphere."
"Having the opportunity to apply my academic studies to real
world issues has been a really rewarding experience. Being able to share and
expand my knowledge has helped me be better prepared for my future professional
career after graduation."