Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)
January 23, 2018
Contract - Internship
During your internship at MassDOT, you’ll have the chance to work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the state. You’ll also get the opportunity to network, go on site visits, and work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on transportation in the Commonwealth.
The Engineering Internship Program typically runs 12 weeks from June through the end of August. Students must commit to a full-time schedule for the internship period.
Engineering Interns will be assigned throughout the Highway Division and assist MassDOT Engineers in any the following areas:
Preparing plans, designs, specifications and cost estimates for highway and bridge construction or maintenance projects.
Providing data for the preparation of engineering or environmental reports and studies.
Performing calculations such as those related to survey, traffic forecasting, soil capacity, groundwater flow and quantity of materials.
Analyzing changes in scope of work during design and/or construction of projects.
Conducting field investigations in order to gather information needed to resolve construction, maintenance, environmental or traffic problems.
Reviewing applications for licenses or permits for the transportation of materials and for the construction of projects.
Reviewing construction and service contract payment estimates and/or invoices for materials, equipment and supplies.
Inspecting construction operations, such as drainage, steel placement, paving or concrete to ensure work is being performed according to specifications.
Inspecting maintenance work, such as highway landscaping, and repaving operations.
Performing related duties such as writing memoranda, letters or general reports; collecting and correlating engineering data; maintaining records; and operating technical equipment.
Geocode- pull, redact, and analyze crash data to assist with evaluation of high crash locations and assist with performance of Road Safety Audits.
Environmental compliance and permitting; including groundwater, stormwater, air, noise, wetlands, wildlife, climatology, hazardous materials, and waste.
Assists in the Biennial inspection of bridges as required. Work includes, but is not limited to, preparation for the inspection, actual inspection in the field, and compiling the final report.
Engineering interns will be required to give a PowerPoint presentation on their experience working at MassDOT at the end of the summer.
Familiarity with AutoCAD.
Proficient with Microsoft Office with strong skills using Excel.
Excellent analytical skills are essential.
Applicants must have completed 2 years of a bachelor's degree in a related engineering field.
Applicants must be enrolled full time in a degree program for the Fall 2018.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 18000077
About Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) oversees roads, public transit, aeronautics, and transportation licensing and registration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MassDOT board serves as the governing authority for both the MassDOT and the MBTA and oversees all MassDOT operations including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Highway division, Mass Transit, Aeronautics Division, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), Office of Planning and Programming and the Office of Performance Management and Innovation.
MassDOT Mission: Deliver excellent customer service to people who travel in the Commonwealth, and to provide our nation's safest and most reliable transportation system in a way that strengthens our economy and quality of life.
We are one transportation organization focused on customer service and safety.