ConnDOT: College Internship Program
Recruitment Unit

CTDOT, An Employer of Choice
College Internship Program

The Connecticut Department of Transportation, recognizing the need to provide hands-on work experience not typically available to students in the traditional academic setting, has established an unpaid internship program to acquaint students with the DOTís mission.  Our internship program allows qualified students to obtain credit from their institution, while gaining valuable experience in the workforce.  Attracting and retaining top-notch employees is crucial to the success of the DOT.  To foster both their personal and professional growth, interns are afforded an opportunity to familiarize themselves with hands-on work of the Agency, such as training in introductory professional engineering,  construction, community planning, public transportation, agency administration, policy development, communications and outreach, etc.
The DOT seeks students who have completed their sophomore year of academic courses or greater and are a good student in standing.  Students must be pursuing a Bachelorís or Masterís degree.  Applicants from a variety of academic majors are sought.
Academic Component:  Since the academic requirements of participating institutions of higher education may vary, each intern should consult with his or her college or university advisor or internship director for specific academic requirements and credits to be awarded for participation in the program.
Selection and Placement:   Selection must be made by the Supervising Manager of the Division where the placement is to be made and/or assignment is to occur.  Appointments will be made in accordance with the academic term being considered.  The intern is supervised by one staff member who will complete the student evaluation.
Unpaid interns may not independently perform the regular work performed by employees; however they may shadow employees to gain experience and/ or complete assignments, write papers, develop proposals, issue surveys and collect data, etcÖ  as part of their educational experience as approved by their learning institution.
A workable and mutually beneficial relationship between the students, their instructors, and the DOT is a major goal of the internship program.  Every effort will be made to affect a match that is satisfactory to both parties.  All internships are unpaid.
If you are interested in an internship program please submit an applicationInternship Verification Form (fillable pdf), cover letter which includes the title of your degree program, anticipated date of graduation, as well as a brief paragraph that outlines the reason, the intent/goal of the internship and the type of experience being sought to: Elissa L. Velez, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT  06111, or via e-mail to   

State of Connecticut Application (CT-HR-12)


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