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Internship Programs


In cooperation with the Education Initiatives Program, the N.C. Department of Transportation's Talent Management Office has developed several college programs and internships for undergraduates and graduates interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (also referred to as STEM) as well as other areas in the transportation industry.

The NCDOT Internship Network's goal is to attract and retain qualified employees to meet the transportation needs of North Carolina.

Students seeking associate, bachelor's and master's degrees receive comprehensive, hands-on experience throughout NCDOT, including the Division of Highways, Division of Motor Vehicles, Integrated Mobility Division and communications office.

Cooperative Education Program
A career-oriented, professional-level program for short-term training in civil engineering with the primary purpose to integrate classroom and practical experience.
​​​U.S. Navy STEM Grant Opportunity​

​An opportunity to submit a grant proposal to fund STEM educational programs, especially those related to naval research. Grants range from $50,000-600,000. 
​High School Internship Program
​A paid, year-round program that provides students the opportunity to work one semester or consecutive semesters at NCDOT.
HBCU/MSI Internship Program
A summer internship designed to provide hands-on, real-world experience to any student attending a historically black college or university or a minority institution of higher education.
​​Division of Motor Vehicles Internship​

​A paid, three-month internship that offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to explore various career opportunities at the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. 
​​Motor Vehicles Professionals Program (MVP)

​A paid, 18-month career development program for recent college graduates who may choose one of the following career tracks: law enforcement, business administration, customer service and legislative relations. 

Public Transportation Internship/Apprenticeship Program​A program that exposes participants to all aspects of a transit system and allows them to gain experience in managing public transportation operations, help them better assess public transportation careers, and compete for jobs.
Student Volunteer Program A program that gives students considering transportation careers the opportunity to explore fields they are interested in and gain exposure to new areas.
Summer Intern Program A paid summer internship for students studying civil, environmental or biological engineering, giving them valuable experience that counts toward eligibility for permanent employment with NCDOT.
TAP+: Transportation Apprenticeship Program​
​A program for high school graduates, military veterans and others with an interest in construction and engineering. TAP+ offers on-the-job-training and a competitive wage with benefits. 
Transportation Engineering Associates Program An 18-month training and career development program designed so that participants accomplish three major goals for entry-level civil, environmental or biological engineers.​​​


Chandra Cross

Recruitment Programs Manager
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(919) 205-7787 (fax)

1583 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27610-1583

9/12/2023 11:15 AM