Internships at MDOT SHA

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.

Important Dates

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.

To Apply:

Prepare the follow​ing documents:

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

Applications for 2024 summer internships have closed. The application period for 2025 summer internships will open at the beginning of the next academic school year (late summer 2024).

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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.