Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

About Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

MassDOT’s mission is to deliver a multimodal transportation system that is safe, reliable, robust and resilient which moves people and goods safely, efficiently, and sustainably across the Commonwealth.

With a workforce of over 4,000 dedicated employees, MassDOT is actively involved in creating, executing, and managing transportation strategies and projects. Our aim is to effectively plan, develop, design, build, and operate a secure and efficient statewide transportation system that serves more than 351 communities.

As one of the largest employers of Civil Engineers in New England, MassDOT boasts a staff of over 2,400 professionals. We oversee an annual operating budget of $41.7 million and a Capital Program worth $2 billion. Our responsibilities include maintaining 9,561 lane miles of roads, 3,492 bridges, inspecting 1,615 municipally owned bridges, and managing 35 lane miles of tunnels.

As a member of MassDOT, you will have the opportunity to collaborate and network with forward-thinking individuals from various fields and occupations. Whether it's environmental systems, construction, engineering, customer service, research, or technology, you'll have the chance to engage with professionals both within and outside the organization. We provide mentorship opportunities, competitive tuition reimbursement, and access to state-of-the-art training.

MassDOT’s divisions include Highway, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, and Rail & Transit. Headquarters (Planning and Enterprise Services) is responsible for providing business and administrative support, as well as policy leadership, to each of the four divisions.

Information about MassDOT’s inclusive culture and career opportunities can be found at


Highway Design Intern

May 2022 Boston, MA
“The people who worked there were very helpful and were always willing to lend a helping hand. Also the work is very fulfilling and you get to see just how the designs you make will impact the community in the future.”

Highway Division Asset Management Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Boston, MA
“I really enjoyed gaining confidence and skill in the ArcGIS program used to map pedestrian road assets across Massachusetts, and getting the opportunity to share my team and I's discoveries at the end of the summer! I also had the opportunity to travel to job sites where construction was being performed to learn more about how municipal projects like the Acceler-8 program, where eight bridges along route I-90 were replaced in eight weekends. ”
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