MDOT Offers Internships And Scholarships

Staff | September 28, 2010

High school seniors graduating in 2009 can now apply for paid summer internship positions with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Upon completion of the seven-week program, students will receive a $2,500 scholarship to one of the seven participating civil engineering colleges or universities of their choice.

The Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Pipeline Internship program is designed to interest high school students in transportation and civil engineering careers. MDOT is offering the Pipeline program to help students learn about civil engineering through a series of assignments, under the direction of a civil engineer, selected to aid in career decisions.

"The TRAC Pipeline Internship Program is a great opportunity for interested students to work alongside MDOT civil engineers to learn more about the rewards and challenges of a career in civil engineering," said MDOT Director Kirk T. Steudle.

MDOT is offering 15 TRAC Pipeline internship positions throughout the state. Students will be paid $10 per hour, and will receive the $2,500 scholarship upon successful completion. The internship positions are 40 hours per week, beginning June 15 and ending July 31.

To be eligible, students must be 17 years old, be a graduating high school senior, and have attended a class that used a TRAC program module.

For more information or to apply, visit the Michigan TRAC Program or contact Julie Van Portfliet by e-mail at or by phone at 906-786-1830 extension 317.