Kansas Department of Transportation
Summer Civil Engineering Internship Program
Name: ______________________________Social Security #_______________________
Perm. Address: ______________________ City, State, class=GramE>Zip:
School Address: _____________________ City,
State, Zip: _______________________
Email Address: ___________________________________________________________
Anticipated Date of Graduation: ____________________________________________
for Summer 2004
Please indicate your 1st,
2nd, and 3rd choice for positions.
Positions Located In Topeka Headquarters &
Topeka Area (Number of Positions
_____ Traffic Engineering (1)
This position will help with Road Safety
Audits (countywide traffic studies) in the field and some office work.
_____ Traffic Signing (1)
Respond to the public, local governments and KDOT personnel regarding permanent
signing issues. This will involve using MS Word to write letters and memos,
and talking on the phone. Investigate requests regarding permanent signing
including some field trips. Use MicroStation (CADD) to sketch
simple permanent signing layouts for signing projects.
______ Corridor Management (1)
This position will be working with Access Management Review. You will be
collecting GPS data and analyzing in the office. (80% in the office
and 20% in the field.)
_____ Road Design (4)
The interns will be used in the design squads
to help prepare road projects for highway construction. The work may include
some or all of the following: operation of a CADD workstation, assisting in
developing engineering drawings and notes, checking horizontal and vertical
alignments and other geometric elements, preparing spreadsheets, checking/calculating
quantities of bid items for construction letting, and general project document
_____ Bridge Design (1)
Special studies using structural analysis,
geometric review of Standard Plan details for PT Slabs.
_____ Bridge Management (1)
This position will involve some design and some inspection.
_____ Transportation Planning (1)
The duties for the summer interns include
traffic forecasting, which consists of gathering data, compiling and analyzing
socioeconomic and demographic data for the statewide long range transportation
plan, assisting in the development of travel demand models, assisting in the
rail plan update, and evaluating accuracy of prior years traffic
_____ Soils/Foundations Unit - Geotechnical
The summer engineering intern will mentor under the Soils Engineers learning
drilling and sampling techniques, laboratory testing procedures, rudimentary
analyses of field and laboratory data, and eventually performing simple projects
under the supervision of an engineer. Up to 30 percent overnight travel will
be required, but travel and perdiem are paid.
______ Materials Test Unit (1)
Interns in the Materials Test Unit may use new test methods and equipment
to determine their effectiveness in the testing of materials. They may also
use state of the art computerized test equipment to test materials. They
may use databases and spreadsheets to statistically analyze test data and
assist in writing reports concerning investigations of materials and test
_____ Materials Research Development
The CE-Intern in this position will be assigned to work primarily with the
Research Development Engineer but may be assigned to other sections for short
duration assignments depending on work load. The person should expect to
work in office, laboratory and field settings during the summer helping with
a variety of on going investigations of new materials and procedures used
in highways and bridges. Travel away from Topeka and occasional over night
stays away from Topeka may be required. Current projects include: pavement
and concrete bridge decks temperature studies with remote read sensors (i-buttons);
self-compacting concrete for use in prestressed concrete beams,
fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) for use in bridge decks and portable temporary
structures, and use of special admixtures (silica fume, slag, fly ash, etc.)
in concrete bridge decks.
_____ Kansas City Regional Lab (1)
This position is located in Kansas City and the work involves traveling to
various vendors through the Kansas City area to inspect items, collect samples,
and write inspection reports. Some occasional overnight travel might be required.
Applicant must be able to work in unpleasant environments involving extreme
heat, dirt, dust, rain, loud noises, and hazardous equipment or objects.
You must be able to lift a concrete cylinder (approx. 30 lbs.)
Field Construction # of Positions Job Description
_____ Seneca 1 New alignment of
US-75 from US-36 North to Sabetha
_____ Horton 2 One position will be located
in Atchison working on new
alignment of K-7 and the other position will be located at Wathena
where we will be reconstructing US-36 from Wathena to the Missouri River.
_____ Emporia 1 Reconstruction of I-35 in
Osage and Coffey Counties
_____ Bonner Springs 2 Reconstruct I-70 and I-635 Interchange
_____ Olathe 1 Reconstruct I-35 from SW
Blvd to Missouri Stateline
_____ Wamego 2 One position will be located
in Westmoreland where they
will be doing grading, surfacing and bridges. The other position
will be working in various locations doing grading, surfacing, and bridges.
_____ Marion 1 Assisting with processing
and performing tests, taking
_____ Salina 2 tickets, inspection work
on concrete and asphalt paving
_____ Junction City 2 projects, bridge and
_____ Belleville 1
_____ Hays 2 Assist an engineer/technician
with the inspection of
_____ Phillipsburg 2 materials and construction
operations in order to insure
_____ Atwood 2 compliance with
plans and specifications. This will
_____ Oakley 1 require some understanding
of the plans and specifications
Job duties will be general construction inspection
_____ Pittsburg 2
and materials testing on road and bridge projects.
_____ Iola 2 Other duties such as
_____ Independence 2 design, drafting, reporting,
etc., may be assigned
_____ Garnett 2 depending upon the person’s
experience and capabilities
_____ El Dorado 3 Bridge & asphalt construction,
and concrete roadway repair.
_____ Winfield 3 Bridge & asphalt construction,
and concrete roadway repair.
_____ Wichita Hillside
1 Major mod construction (I-135 with Duit).
_____ Wichita West 1 1Rs and bridge repairs.
_____ Dodge City 2 Project inspection
_____ Garden City 1 Project inspection on
major mod highway work.
_____ Liberal 1 Project inspection
on major mod highway work.
_____ Syracuse 2 Project inspection on either
a bridge replacement or major
mod. Highway work.
Do you have relatives working at KDOT? If so, whom_________________________________
Have you ever been convicted of a felony? Yes
I affirm that the facts set forth above in my application for employment
are true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand
that I may be required to submit information not requested on this application
form; that the employing agency may verify any information provided by me
in the employment process; and that incomplete information or omission of
my signature is just cause for rejection of my application.
I also understand that any omission of information or erroneous information
provided in any part of the employment process, would be sufficient
cause for discharge.
Signature of Applicant
Please make certain that you return the following:
2. Certification of Enrollment in a Civil Engineering Program
4. Transcript (can be an unofficial copy)
Please return to the following address:
Ruth Marstall, Engineering Recruiter
Kansas Department of Transportation
700 SW Harrison,
Topeka, KS 66603
If you have questions, please contact me at 785-296-3721 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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