Student Summer Worker - PennDOT (College)
Harrisburg, PA 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking hardworking college students for employment during the summer months for the 2024 Summer Employment Program! If you enjoy working in an active, fast-paced environment and want to gain experience in public service, we want to talk to you!


You will assist in seasonal maintenance work, crash system input and analysis, and maintenance and custodial services at roadside rest facilities. Many students also perform laboring and flagging duties in maintenance organizations and at highway worksites.

PennDOT provides opportunities in various areas of PennDOT operations. Opportunities associated with this posting will be headquartered throughout PennDOT's County Maintenance Offices. 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.

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.


Internship Requirements:
  • Must be a high school graduate or college student enrolled (or intending to enroll) on a full-time or part-time basis in a 2- or 4- year post-secondary education program for the fall semester.
  • Must be in good academic standing (as defined by a GPA of 2.0 or higher)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
Additional Requirements:
  • This position requires verification of a valid Pennsylvania Class C Driver's License
  • 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.

If you are a student majoring in engineering, you might be interested in in an engineering internship opportunity. Follow this link to apply: Engineering Internship - PennDOT (College)

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Salary and Benefits
$16.67 Hourly
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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