College Internship, 2022 Capital Programs, O ....


Organization : ODOT District 4 HQ
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Internship
State/Province : OH
City : Akron
Salary and Benefits : $15.46- $15.96/hr

College Internship, 2022 Capital Programs

ODOT District 4 HQ, Akron 

Salary: $15.46- $15.96/hr

For more information about the position and to apply online, click here.

Open until Filled

Are you looking for a hands-on experience with seasoned Professional Engineers?
COME JOIN THE ODOT TEAM, Ohio's Premier Civil Engineering Agency!
ODOT District 4 is currently accepting applications for an Internship
in our Planning and Engineering Department.

If you are currently enrolled in a Civil Engineering program – Apply today!
To be eligible, you must be in good academic standing,
pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering and
be able to provide proof of Enrollment Documentation including your GPA.

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. ODOT team members 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.

ODOT's Mission Statement:
To provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place. We will:
• Opportunity to learn the intricacies of the field from experienced professionals
• Take care of what we have
• Make our system work better
• Improve safety
• Enhance capacity

Benefits to You:
• PAID Internship with the rate based on your rank in school
• Real world experience
• Work side-by-side with ODOT experts
• The opportunity to work on an important mission while applying the knowledge you have gained through your education

Position Description:
In Planning & Programs work unit with training, under supervision, assists with a variety of planning activities involving traffic engineering studies. These duties include preparing and reviewing information on highway safety & speed zones; conducting traffic counts; collecting & evaluating field data; verifying sign locations & pavement marking locations; photographing the site of proposed projects; researching & analyzing accidents & traffic signal warrants; participating in field reviews & project scoping.

You will become familiar with PC based & mainframe CADD systems, MicroStation, and various software packages used by the District, in the collection of traffic engineering data & the preparation of highway plans.

Performs miscellaneous duties to facilitate operational efficiency of work unit including researching plans and records; assisting with necessary record keeping; maintaining accurate data of work performed; organizing materials & compiling information to assist in report preparation; attending training.

An internship with ODOT provides:
• Opportunity to learn the intricacies of the field from experienced professionals
• The ability to discover new skills unavailable in the classroom that enhances credibility and sets you apart from the rest
• A fast-paced, high energy internship that will provide meaningful preparation for future professional employment
• Flexible hours adjusted to your school schedule

*As an ODOT College Intern you may have the following opportunity:
Upon graduation, interns are eligible to apply to be an ODOT employee through the Transportation Civil Engineering (TCE) Program. This program gives a new engineer the on the job experience, continued education through training and seminars offered at ODOT and the ability to work with Professional Engineers leading towards the requirements necessary in obtaining their P.E. certification. Learn more about this program by visiting the TCE website at:  


Must currently be enrolled in a college or university, pursuing a Civil Engineering degree
 and in good academic standing with a minimum of a 2.00 GPA. 

Must show proof of valid driver's license in order to operate state vehicle.


The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to appointment to test for illegal drug use. An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment. Medical marijuana is prohibited as a valid medical explanation for a positive drug test. An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment, per section 3719.01 & 3719.41 of Ohio revised code.

This position is temporary.

This position is overtime eligible based on FLSA Standards.



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. 


Rate of Pay is based on academic school year.

  • Freshman and Sophomore = $15.46
  • Junior and Senior = $15.96
Background Check Information 

The final candidate selected for the 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 considerations.


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