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NCDOT Summer Internships

You deserve a treat this summer with a PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP!


How to Apply

You must apply at by March 1


The Opportunity of a Lifetime

NCDOT's Summer Intern Program offers college students the opportunity to intern for one or more summers across North Carolina. You will gain hands-on skills and a meaningful summer experience. Open to ALL MAJORS!  Internships run May 13 to August 2.


Internships available in:

  • Transportation Construction & Maintenance
  • Hydraulics
  • Locations and Survey
  • Structures Management
  • Traffic Safety
  • Traffic Management
  • Value Management
  • Transportation Planning
  • Roadway Design
  • Rail
  • Human Resources
  • Fiscal
  • Civil Rights
  • Communications


Internships across North Carolina

Internship locations depend on availability and location of our current construction projects, job requirements, and your interests. Be sure to indicate your location preferences when applying, and we will do our best to make a match for you! Here is a map of our Divisions to help you understand our structure.


Division 1 (Edenton, Elizabeth City, Ahoskie, Manteo)

Division 2 (Greenville, Pitt, Beaufort, Kinston, Greene, Lenoir, New Bern)

Division 3 (Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Clinton)

Division 4 (Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, Johnston)

Division 5 (Raleigh, Durham, Garner)

Division 6  (Bladen, Cumberland, Robeson)

Division 7  (Reidsville, Rockingham)

Division 8 (Aberdeen, Sanford, Asheboro)

Division 9 (Forsyth, Stokes, Davie, Davidson, Rowan)

Division 10 (Charlotte, Matthews, Monroe, Albemarle)

Division 11 (Boone, Elkin, North Wilkesboro)

Division 12 (Lincolnton, Newton, Shelby, Statesville)

Division 13 (Asheville, Marion, Rutherford, Burke, McDowell, Mitchell)

Division 14 (Sylvia, Andrews, Jackson)


Assignments Available in:

  • Aviation
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian
  • Civil Rights
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Contracts and Standards
  • Environmental Analysis,
  • Fiscal, Geotechnical
  • Hydraulics
  • Human Resources
  • Location & Surveys
  • Maintenance
  • Materials & Tests
  • Photogrammetry
  • Project Development
  • Public Transportation
  • Rail
  • Right of Way
  • Roadside Environmental
  • Roadway Design
  • Structures Management
  • Traffic Management
  • Traffic Safety
  • Transportation Systems Management & Operations
  • Transportation Planning
  • Utilities

Most of these internships are Raleigh-based, and our Construction, Maintenance, and Project Development internships are in all 14 Highway Divisions.


Internship Requirements

You must:

  • Be enrolled in an associates, bachelors, or masters program at an accredited college/university, and
  • Have completed 24+ semester hours, and
  • Have a GPA of 2.3+, and
  • Attach an unofficial college transcript to your application



  • Pay special attention to the education and work experience sections as we do NOT look at resumes.
  • You are responsible for any housing/moving expenses.
  • Specify your desired job location(s) in the supplemental questions section of your application.



Contact me: Chloe Fanelli at 919-814-2183.


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