Employment : Internships Overview
What MDT Offers
Each fall, every division will evaluate their need for a summer intern and submit their requests to the Human Resources’ office.
Common Degrees We Recruit
Accounting and Audit
Construction Engineering Technology
Transportation Planning/Urban Planning
Information Services/Computer Science
Public Relations and Marketing
In the past, we have employed interns in the following divisions:
Accounting and Internal Audit
Information Services Division
Rail, Transit, and Planning
Right of Way Design
Motor Carrier Services
To be eligible, students must:
- be currently enrolled in a college, university, or technical school;
- have completed at least 60 academic credits or 30 credits if enrolled in technical school; and
- be in good academic standing.
To find a job, click on the Current Openings button in the menu on the right side of this page. A user name and password will need to be set up in order to start the application process. Please fill out the first page of the application and attach your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts.
The program starts mid-May and runs through the end of August. The department will be as flexible as possible with start and end dates in order to work with different university schedules. However, interns must start on or before the 3rd Monday in May unless attending school on the quarter system.
Students will work 40-hour-weeks Monday throughout Friday. Construction Engineering Interns work 40+ hours a week at times.
Interns will work in Helena at the Headquarters Office and Engineering Interns will work in outlying district offices. These offices are located in Great Falls, Butte, Billings, Glendive, and Missoula; as well as the Helena office. Placement is dependent upon department needs and upcoming projects. Please be aware that working for a district office can mean placement in other areas as well. For example in 2012, one intern working in the Billings district actually worked and lived in Lewistown.
Pay is dependent upon occupation and credit hours.
Students obtaining employment through the internship program will not be eligible for benefits such as health insurance, paid holidays, earned vacation and sick leave. Interns cannot become permanent employees without applying for permanent positions.
Receiving academic credit for internship is governed by the university. MDT will be corporative in providing any information the university needs for students to receive credit.
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