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State of Indiana | Lafayette, Indiana
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Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day.

About Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state's quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.

About Governor's Summer Internship Program:

The Governor's Public Service Summer Internship (GPSSI) is designed to give college students real world, hands on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governor's Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels, and much more.

Hiring Salary:

The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) summer internship program is a paid summer internship that lasts approximately 3.5 months. Listed salary is approximate. The hourly wage is $11.30.

About the Job:

This position will serve as a Traffic Safety Research Engineering Intern for the Research & Development Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation. The Intern will be responsible for a variety of division projects and support. The objective of the position is to provide a valuable learning experience for the intern, as well as to assist the agency in completing their assignments and responsibilities. The Intern will report to Section Manager/Traffic Safety and Pavement Friction Engineer.

A Day in the Life:

* Assist Traffic Safety and Pavement Friction Engineer with collection and analysis of traffic safety related data.
* Assist with field testing of roadway conditions relating to safety improvement projects
* Assist with data analysis and report preparation for ongoing traffic safety improvement projects.
* Other duties as assigned

What You'll Need For Success:

* Working towards a Bachelor Degree in Transportation Engineering or related field
* Relevant work experience preferred
* Basic knowledge of the mission and role of INDOT
* Basic understanding of state policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
* Knowledge of state government structure, administrative procedures, and the legislative process
* Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports
* Analytical skills
* Ability to handle multiple projects
* Ability to operate computer tools
* Good research and writing skills
* Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts
* Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Difficulty of Work:

The Intern's work is broad in scope and requires the ability to work with many different individuals. The work requires the strong ability to manage one's own time and to adequately prioritize job responsibilities.


The Intern will be responsible for field work to collect data relating to bridge conditions as well as analyzing and preparing reports for bridge asset management. The intern will be assigned specific projects and work assignments. Work and recommendations will be made to the supervisor.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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