Internships at MDOT ​SHA

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Tran​sportation Internship Program (TI) and the Administration Internship Program (AI) expose college students to careers in the state highway sector within Maryland’s integrative transportation system. Interns are placed in full-time assignments in an MDOT SHA office, mentored by senior-level engineers, higher-level technicians, team leaders and colleagues.  With the knowledge gained at their placements, and through shadowing, training, networking and hands on experience, interns make the real world/education connection. This is a paid internship.

Important Dates

  • November 15 - Applications Accepted.
  • February 15 - Application Deadline.​

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must commit to a minimum of 8 weeks, full time.
  • Must be enrolled in a program at an accredited College or University.
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate.
  • Must have a GPA 2.5 or above/be in good academic standing.

  Note: Some positions require a reliable vehicle.

Explore Available Internships​​​​

Select your major to access Office links, with position descriptions and information.​​​​


To Apply:

Prepare the follow​ing documents:

  1. Cover letter/Letter of interest.
  2. Resumé.
  3. Unofficial transcript (include current coursework).

Click the below link to complete the application and upload the prepared documents through Nintex:​

MDOT SHA Internship Application​​​


Once you “Finish" the application package, you will receive an auto email from DocuSign notifying you that it has been received. This email will also let you print or download the completed application. If you do not receive this auto email, there is a possibility that you did not hit the “Finish" button.

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Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Mission Statement

The Maryland Department of Transportation is a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent, and exceptional transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities.

MDOT’S Values

We strive to live up to our values:  Excellence in our people, our relationships, our work, and our environment. Creating an atmosphere that fully recognizes and uses the talents and capabilities of a diverse workforce is critical to the achievement of those values. MDOT SHA's values reflect our commitment to be an organization that cares about its people, its customers, and its environment.

​​​COVID Notice

Thank you for visiting the MDOT State Highway Administration's (MDOT SHA) Internship site and for your interest in interning with us. ​​​​​Due to the various challenges related to the pandemic (COVID), MDOT SHA internship recruitments are ongoing with the intent of hiring interns for the Summer 2022 session. We will, continue to monitor the situation and may have to adapt internships as the situation warrants. We will communicate any adaptations as we evaluate the latest information. We want all our interns to have a safe, educational, and rewarding experience here at MDOT SHA.​ For more information on COVID in the State of Maryland go to