Internship Information
Organization:Virginia Department of Transportation
Internship Title:Engineer Scholar
Brief Internship Description:
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is currently searching for students to join our Civil Engineering Scholarship Program. The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program offers civil engineering students the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience while earning money to assist with educational expenses. Additionally, Scholars will receive a $3,500.00 stipend each semester. This program provides a pipeline of engineers for VDOT.
Full Internship Description:
SUMMER WORK: Scholars will participate in a paid developmental work assignment each summer from June until August. A variety of engineering experiences are available. A scholar may work in a capacity related to their knowledge and experience level in areas such as Structure and Bridge, Location and Design, Environmental, Construction Management, and Materials. Scholars are encouraged to work in a different location across the state of Virginia each summer to increase the breadth of their experience and prepare them for a successful engineering career (housing and relocation are not provided). 

SEMESTER STIPEND: A $3,500.00 stipend is issued to Scholars at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. These funds are not gift-aid and will not conflict with gift-aid scholarships. 

AFTER-GRADUATION EMPLOYMENT: Scholars repay their stipends by working for VDOT after graduation; six months for each semester of stipend received. Repayment of stipend is required from Scholar if he/she decides to leave VDOT. 

Further details about the Civil Engineer Scholarship Program can be found at: 

Minimum qualifications
* Be a US citizen or permanent US resident 
* Be at least 18 years of age 
* Maintain residency in Virginia or attend a school in the Commonwealth of Virginia 
* Be eligible to enter into the third or fourth year of undergraduate study in an ABET accredited four - year college or university 
* Require at least two semesters of coursework before graduation 
* Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale 
* Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester 
* Declare and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering 
* Agree to begin his or her Civil Engineering career with the Virginia Department of Transportation following graduation   

Special Requirements:
This position requires a fingerprint based criminal history background check and DMV report. 

Selected candidates will start end of May 2015, work until August, and have opportunities to work during the school year. 

This is a part-time position - NO state benefits offered. 

Housing and Relocation are NOT provided. 

Some Scholar positions may require unrestricted mobility including, at times, unrestricted in irregular terrain; work in an outdoor environment; and the ability to lift, bend, and stand for long periods of time. 

Assignments may include requirements to wear personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety vest, safety boots, etc.) and the ability to work from heights (may include requirement to wear fall protection equipment).   

Special Instructions:
If contacted for an interview, a sealed official transcript will be required. 

Send questions or comments to 

Program information can be located at the following website: 

Applications will only be accepted on-line through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). All relevant experience must be included on the state application to receive proper credit. 'SEE ATTACHED RESUME' WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION. To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work experience section. Resumes may be attached but may not substitute for a completed state application. Any information omitted from the application, even if included in a resume, will not be considered for qualifying credit. Applications submitted via email, postal mail or fax will not be considered. 

Please go to to apply online.
Internship Address: Virginia Department of Transportation

Multiple locations in Virginia, VA 23219 - 2052
Telecommute Option:No
Hours per week:40
Length (weeks):12
Internship ID:17200115