Engineering Student Internship Program
Students will work at Iowa DOT offices, labs and construction sites across Iowa. Interns are typically scheduled to work 40 hours per week through the summer and 20-30 hours per week during the school year.
The Engineering Student Internship Program will complement each student's course work and lab experiences in their respective undergraduate degree program.
Focus will be on gaining practical experience in areas such as:
- Bridge design.
- Field construction inspection.
- Road design.
- Traffic and safety.
- Traffic operations.
- Be enrolled at a four year college or university, majoring in an engineering curriculum with eligibility for junior status upon return to school.
- Enroll in their college's internship program.
At the end of the summer, students will have gained increased technical and nontechnical skills related to their engineering curriculum. They will also have a greater understanding of the field of engineering and what technical areas they are interested in pursuing as practicing engineers.
Engineering Summer Internship ApplicationFor more information about internship opportunities at the Iowa DOT contact:
Iowa Department of Transportation
Summer Internship Program
What students are saying
"I worked on a one-of-a-kind project where I learned many
things that can't be taught in the classroom. As an intern for the Iowa
Department of Transportation I was offered various opportunities to develop my
leadership skills, my communication and to expand my knowledge in engineering."
If you are a student currently enrolled in a two year program at a community college, majoring in engineering or construction technology, please see our internship opportunities.