Scientific and Technical Internships - PennDOT (College)
Harrisburg, PA 
Posted 24 days ago
Job/Internship Description

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking hardworking scientific and technical students for employment during the summer months for the 2024 Summer Employment Program! This internship will allow you to develop your technical skills, apply classroom knowledge to real-world projects, and work alongside professionals who are passionate about innovation and excellence. If you enjoy working in an active, fast-paced environment while performing a public service, check out this opportunity and apply today!


PennDOT has several opportunities for students to kick-start their career in Summer 2024! You can gain valuable experience in areas such as information technology, geology, or any other scientific or technical related field. This is your chance to put your college training to use, gain indispensable skills, and experience the satisfaction of public service.

PennDOT Interns enjoy opportunities in various areas of PennDOT operations. Internship opportunities associated with this posting will be headquartered throughout PennDOT's Engineering Districts. Although assignments may not be offered in every location, additional examples of work and special projects may be available. View PennDOT's District
map to see where your home county lies.

Click on the hyperlink(s) below to be routed to the application for that opportunity. You must complete a separate application for each district's internship(s) you wish to be considered for.

PennDOT, Engineering District 1
(Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties)

PennDOT, Engineering District 2
(Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Cameron, McKean, Potter, Mifflin, Elk, and Juniata Counties)

PennDOT, Engineering District 3
(Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union Counties)

PennDOT, Engineering District 4
(Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties)

PennDOT, Engineering District 9
(Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties)

PennDOT, Engineering District 10
(Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson Counties)

PennDOT, Engineering District 11
(Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence Counties)

PennDOT, Engnieering District 12
(Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties)

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(Indiana County)
Highway Archaeological Survey Team Intern

Bureau of Design and Delivery
(Dauphin County)
Historical Preservation Intern

Bureau of Operations
(Dauphin County)
Traffic Signals Asset Management Intern
Crash Analytics Intern
Traffic Systems Analysis Intern

Bureau of Planning and Research
(Dauphin County)
Transportation Planning and GIS Intern

Bureau of Maintenance
Maintenance Support Intern

Bureau of Construction and Materials
(Dauphin County)
Photogrammetry Intern

Bureau of Data Management and Analytics
(Dauphin County)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Work hours will vary based on the position
  • Some positions may require travel
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


  • Please click on the link above for the internship(s) you are interested in to see eligibility requirements. You must submit an application for each internship you wish to be considered for.

Additional Requirements:

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • You must attach transcripts to your application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.


  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. *7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
Salary and Benefits
$16.67 Hourly
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
Preferred Majors
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