Internships at MDOT SHA

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.

If you have any question that are not answered below, contact SHAInternships@mdot.maryland.gov. Make sure to include your name, school, major and projected graduation date in the body of your email. For more information on COVID in the State of Maryland go to https://coronavirus.maryland.gov.

Lamar Leonard
Lamar Leonard
University of New Haven
Transportation Design Engineer
Interned in Highway​ Design​

“The program helped me decide what kind of engineer I wanted to be at a time when the number of options seemed overwhelmin​g. I had the opportunity to work directly with experienced engineers who gave me confidence in the skills I had, while also encouraging me to develop new skills that I didn’t know were so important to engineering.”

Stephen A. Bucy
Stephen A. Bucy, P.E.
University of Delaware
Director, Office of Construction
Interned in Office of Construction

“My SHA construction internship allowed me to put classroom principles and theories into practice.  I learned to read plans, conduct inspections, and gained a real-world field level perspective of how engineering design decisions impact construction.  The internship set me up for success on my current career path.  ”

Cedric Ward
Cedric Ward
Morgan State University
University of Baltimore
Director, Office of Traffic and Safety
Interned in Office of Highway Development

“The program allowed me to take classroom theory and apply it to the real world. Being an Intern enhanced my learning curve, as a college curriculum can only expose you to so much. The program provided me an opportunity to develop soft skills that have been indispensable in my career. A couple of my supervisors from the program back then, still serve as my informal mentors today."

Jill Smith
Jill Smith
University of Maryland College Park
Transportation Design Engineer ​
Interned in Office of Highway Development ​

“My internship with MDOT SHA provided me a valuable insight into the world of engineering and public service. The experiences I had really made me excited about transportation engineering and showed me that I was focusing on the right career path. So much of what I do every day I learned from my internship and the engineers that I was able to interact with.”

Internship Programs

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Transportation 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.

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.

Important Dates

  • December 15 - Applications Accepted.
  • March 1 - Application Deadline.

Majors Accepted

Administrative Internship Program (AI)

Currently accepting the following majors:
  • Accounting (ACT)
  • Business Management (BM)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • ​Finance (FNC)
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • ​Information Science (IS)
  • ​​Information Systems (ISYS)
  • ​Information Technology (IT)

Transportation Internship Program (TI)

Currently accepting the following majors:
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  • ​Architecture (ARCH)
  • ​Biology (BLGY)
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) or in Training
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Computer Science (CMS)
  • ​Construction Management (CM)
  • Earth Science (ES)
  • ​Electrical Engineering (ELCE)
  • ​Environmental Engineering (ENVE)
  • ​​Environmental Planning (ENVP)
  • ​Environmental Science (ENVS)
  • ​Environmental Science and Policy (ENVSP)
  • ​Environmental Science and Technology (ENVST
  • Geographical Sciences (GIS)
  • ​Geography (GGPY)
  • Geography – GIS Concentration
  • Geology (GLGY)
  • ​Geospatial Sciences (GIS)
  • Government and Politics (GVP)
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Hydrology (HYD)
  • ​Information Systems (ISYS)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Landscape Architecture (LSA)
  • ​Materials Engineering (MTE)
  • ​Materials Science & Engineering (MTLS)
  • Mathematics (MTH)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MCHE)
  • Metallurgy Science (MTLRGS)
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM)
  • ​Natural Science (NSC)
  • Open Channel Hydraulics (OCHYD)
  • ​Planning (PLN)
  • ​Public Policy (PP)
  • ​Stream and Wetland Science (SWS)
  • ​Traffic Engineering (TRE)
  • Transportation Engineering (TE)
  • ​Urban Planning (UBP)
  • ​Urban Planning/Regional/Community Planning (UBPRCP)
  • ​Water Resources (WR)
  • ​Welding (WLD)
  • Welding Engineering (WLDE)

Explore Available Internships

This information will be posted by mid-December.

To Apply:

Prepare the following documents:

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

Submit them at the Docusign page here:

MDOT SHA Internship Application

Note

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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For questions send an email to SHAInternships@mdot.maryland.gov.

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.