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Paid College Internship, Office of Roadway Engineering

College Intern, Office of Roadway Engineering, PN 20081079

Who We Are:
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) oversees building and maintaining the nation’s 5th largest interstate system and the 2nd largest number of bridges. We take pride in providing safe and efficient roadways for the people of Ohio and to the people traveling within our great state. And in order to achieve that, we do A LOT! From Planning, Engineering, Construction to Law, HR, Communications, IT and everything in between, ODOT has a career for just about everyone. ODOTers are hardworking, passionate, and dedicated to public service. We strive to achieve our agency’s vision every day: To be a long term, reliable, professional ,and highly productive organization.

We Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: ODOT values its diversity, and is committed to cultivating an inclusive and equitable work environment for all employees - one where differences are respected and celebrated. Our agency continues to build a workforce that champions the advancement of DEI principles and initiatives.

ODOT's Mission Statement:
To provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place. We will:
    -Take care of what we have
     -Make our system work better
    -Improve safety
    -Enhance capacity

Who we are looking for:
  • Engineering students interested in Maintenance of Traffic and Lighting Design

What you will be doing:
  • Working and learning with career professionals
  • Gaining knowledge and experience in applying ODOT design standards  

Benefits to You:
-PAID Internship with the rate is based on your rank in school
-Flexible hours based around your school schedule
-Real world experience
-Our interns work year round and are eligible to participate in the intern program long as they are enrolled in an accredited college or university and are in good academic standing
-The opportunity to work on an important mission
-Based on job duties, this position is designated as telework eligible on a hybrid basis (i.e., working at least 2 days per week in the office); the selected applicant must complete the initial training period prior to being eligible to telework. All requests to telework are reviewed and must be approved by ODOTs Chief Human Resources Officer.  

Official Position Description:
In the Office of Roadway Engineering, uses a computer & related software (e.g., MicroStation) to revise existing plans & develop new drawings & specifications for the Traffic Engineering Manual, Sign Design Manual, Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD), plan insert sheets & standard construction drawings. Gathers & organizes data; performs engineering research & product testing related to various roadway construction items & traffic control devices (e.g., roadway barriers & safety devices, signals & markings, signals & controls, highway lighting). Uses a computer & related software (e.g., MS Office Suite) to create presentations, enter data into spreadsheets or databases for analysis & prepare various documents as needed. Participates in field visits & inspections.

Performs various engineering related/administrative duties as assigned (e.g., organizes files, scans documentation, prepares manuals, updates/develops website) using a computer & related software (e.g., MS Office Suite).

This Position is Unclassified per Section 124.11(A)(29)


Must be enrolled in college, university, or graduate school, and in good academic standing (i.e., GPA of 2.0 or higher).

All candidates applying for employment opportunities should be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship for an employment visa is not currently available for positions with the Ohio Department of Transportation.  

Pay Rate Information
    Freshmen & Sophomore students - $15.46/hour
    Junior & Senior students - $15.96/hour
    Graduate students - $19.41/hour
Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Additional Information

This position is overtime eligible per FLSA Standards.

Position Unclassified per ORC 124.11 (A)(9).