Co-op Student Intern (Civil Engineering Majors)

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Co-op Student Intern (Civil Engineering Majors)
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-03524

Douglas, Eau Claire, Waukesha

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Co-op Student Intern (Civil Engineering Majors)

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Pay for engineering co-op/internship positions is based on experience for undergraduates and year in school as a masters or doctoral program student. See Special Notes Section for more details.

Pam Ghouse, HR Specialist, 262-548-5909, [email protected]

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Assessment Information:
94290 - 016 2020 Co-Op SIT Recruitment
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region located in Waukesha and the Northwest Region located in Eau Claire and Superior are currently recruiting for Co-op Student Interns (Civil Engineering Majors) to begin the summer of 2020. These production-oriented positions offer excellent real world work experience for future engineering graduates.

WisDOT internships provide valuable experiences to students while contributing needed resources for current projects and programs. In addition to gaining experience in your educational or occupational area, we offer benefits such as a casual office atmosphere and flexible schedules.

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Position Summary:

Civil Engineer Interns are responsible for performing technical and/or engineering support duties related to the functions of the multi-modal transportation systems in the areas of project development construction and design, traffic, systems planning and operations, and highway maintenance. The range of duties provides an opportunity to apply basic engineering principles in a work environment! The Co-op Internship positions are for the full summer and fall and may have the opportunity to extend through the school year. Selected students are expected to be available during the full summer months and WisDOT may be able to work with you depending on your school's Co-op requirements.

Examples of duties you may be doing include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing assistance on construction projects including maintain project records and documentation, assisting in the preparation and completion of reports, project exhibits, plans, specifications and contract documents; and inspecting structures, paving, grading, and roadway drainage.

  • Providing assistance on design projects including assisting with plan preparation, data collection, design field review, and writing reports.

  • Assisting with land use and access studies, and other transportation studies including the appropriate public involvement, environmental documentation, agency coordination, and preliminary highway design.

  • Assisting in the preparation of initial designs for traffic signals engineers.

  • Assisting in the inspection and maintenance of highway culverts and bridges.

Special Notes:

Students who have already graduated or will be graduating from a college/university program in May 2020 are ineligible for an internship.

Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this recruitment/announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting.

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Pay for engineering internship positions is based on experience, or year in school for Master's and Doctorate programs

  • $16.00/hour - No prior engineering internship experience.

  • $17.00/hour - Prior engineering internship/co-op experience.

  • $19.00/hour - Masters/Doctorate Programs.
At the time of application, please select the counties you are interested in working in.


Eligible students must meet the following requirements to be considered for a WisDOT Engineering Internship:

  • Student must carry a minimum of 6 credits during their spring 2020 semester.

  • Student must have a good academic standing.

  • Student must be enrolled in a 4 year degree program with a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters or Doctoral status as of Fall 2020.
Note: Junior and Senior level students must be enrolled in a civil engineering related program (e.g. environmental, structural, civil, geotechnical, environmental/water resources, material science, geological, construction etc.) Freshman and Sophomore students may be pursuing any engineering program).

Pay for engineering co-op/internship positions is based on experience for undergraduates and year in school as a masters or doctoral program student. See Special Notes Section for more details.