• June 27, 2022

    WSDOT: Internship Opportunity

    The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Office of Urban Mobility & Access has two internship positions available in the Toll Division. The positions are open until filled, will start in July, and have the potential to continue through the next school year (2022-2023). They are looking for energetic students who are interested in the field of Transportation Engineering. 

    The selected candidates will have the opportunity to shadow professionals in different disciplines, develop familiarity with toll systems engineering, learn about Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) operations, analyze big data, apply data science skills, produce system and financial reporting, and participate in fieldwork/inspections. WSDOT offers flexible hours and the opportunity to build a professional network with other agencies and engineering companies. They currently operate on a hybrid work schedule, meaning we work from home as well as work in the office. Ability to travel to their CSC location in Renton may be required occasionally.


    • Assist the Toll Lane System Operations Team with daily monitoring of WSDOT toll facilities including Tacoma Narrows Bridge, SR 520 Bridge, SR 167 High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes, I-405 Express Toll Lanes (ETL), and the SR 99.

    • Complete daily reporting of toll data, and assist with toll data requests, as well as ad-hoc data reporting and analysis.

    • Assist with evaluation and operation of Toll Information Technology Systems and other transportation ITS infrastructure. Develop test plans, collect data, and analyze results as need.

    • Monitoring daily activities in the new Back Office System (BOS), help identify trends and analyze results within the system

    • Assist with manual image review (MIR) system audit

    • Other projects as assigned, including summer fieldwork on the I-405 Express Toll Lanes.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • UW Civil Engineering Major Undergraduate

    – Must be enrolled as a student during the internship.

    • Available for full-time work during the summer, part time during the school year

    – Work a minimum of 10 hours per week during school

    • Strong computer and typing skills

    • Valid driver’s license and ability to operate a motor vehicle

    – At least one year of driving experience

    • Must be fully vaccinated according to state mandate for state workers

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Interest in Transportation Engineering

    • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel

    • Knowledge of Data Analysis

    • Experience in Programming

    Salary: $20 – $25/hr

    Job Type: Up to 19.5 hrs/week during school quarter, full time during breaks

    To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and copy of your UW transcript to Sara Myers. For questions regarding this posting and/or to apply, contact information is listed below.

    Sara Myers, Toll Systems Analyst

    2901 3rd Ave

    Seattle, WA 98121