Internship opportunities at WisDOT

​A variety of internship opportunities

It takes a team of many professions and disciplines to maintain, operate and improve the state highway system​. WisDOT interns gain real-world experience and​ contribute directly to Wisconsin's transportation system.

There are a variety of internship opportunities for students in different areas of study: An engineering intern in a safety vest and hard hat standing in front of equipment.

  • Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering​​​​
  • ​Surveying​
  • Civil Engineering Technology​
  • Materials Testing​
  • Labor​ Compliance
  • Urban and Regional Planning​​
  • Records Compliance
  • Program and Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis​
  • Public Communications

​Civil and Structural Engineering Students

Student engineer summer intern and co-op positions are available in a variety of civil engineering areas including design, construction, materials, maintenance, traffic, hydraulics, structures, ​geotechnical, environmental, and more.

Interns receive mentoring from experienced WisDOT engineers and specialists. Many summer interns are hired into permanent entry level roles at WisDOT after graduation. ​Engineering interns may be headquartered in our regional offices in Superior, Eau Claire, Rhinelander, Wisconsin Rapids, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Waukesha/Milwaukee or our Central Office located in Madison.

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​Many WisDOT internships earn more than $14/hour with engineering interns starting between $21.50 and $23.75/hour depending on internship experience/education level.

  • ​0 years of internship experience​ - $21.50
  • 1 year of internship experience - $22.25
  • 2 years of internship experience - $23.00
  • 3 years of internship experience - $23.75
  • Masters/ Doctorate - $23.75

How to Apply

Watch for information at college career fairs and applications on Hand​shake​ and, typically posted in September/October each year. To be notified when our internship recruitment is posted each year, please sign up for email notifications on​.

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