Engineering Student Internship Program

The Iowa DOT offers a summer Engineering Student Internship Program. The overall purpose of the program is to give college students excellent technical real-world experience. The Iowa DOT partners with InTrans at Iowa State University in order to provide career mentoring as part of the internship.

Internship Program Students will work at Iowa DOT offices, labs and construction sites across Iowa, and be scheduled to work 40 hours per week through the summer.

Focus will be on gaining practical experience in areas such as:
  • Bridge design.
  • Field construction inspection.
  • Maintenance.
  • Materials.
  • Road design.
  • Traffic and safety
  • Traffic operations.
To qualify, students must:
  • Be able to work 40 hours per week.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time college student majoring in engineering.
  • Enroll in their college's internship program.
Students will be required to periodically submit written reports and make oral presentations to summarize their internship efforts, outcomes, and relevance to degree programs and career aspirations.

The Engineering Student Internship Program will complement each student's course work and lab experiences in their respective undergraduate degree program.

At the end of summer, students will have gained increased technical and nontechnical skills related to their engineering curriculum, and have a greater understanding of the field of engineering and what technical areas they are interested in pursuing as practicing engineers.

Engineering Summer Internship Application

Currently, the Iowa DOT does not have any summer internship openings available for 2013. Please check back next spring of 2014 for availability of internships for the summer of 2014.

To sign up for e-mail alerts about internship openings, please visit: www.iowadot/jobs and click on the co-ops and internships page to subscribe.

For more information about internship opportunities at the Iowa DOT contact:

Iowa Department of Transportation
Summer Internship Program

What students are saying

"I worked in 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." Jesus R.

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