Wisconsin Department of Transportation

About Wisconsin Department of Transportation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) was officially established in 1967 by combining formerly independent agencies and the Department of Motor Vehicles (which included the State Highway Commission, State Aeronautics Commission and State Patrol).

WisDOT supports all forms of transportation. The department is responsible for planning, building and maintaining Wisconsin's network of state highways and Interstate highway system. The department shares the costs of building and operating county and local transportation systems - from highways to public transit and other modes. WisDOT plans, promotes and financially supports statewide air, rail and water transportation, as well as bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The department works closely with other state, federal and local agencies to meet changing and growing travel needs. Transportation impacts everyone and WisDOT is committed to providing the safest, most efficient and highest quality transportation services to best serve the needs of the state, its citizens and many visitors.

The department is made up of three executive offices and five divisions organized according to transportation function. WisDOT's main office is located in Madison, but the department maintains regional offices throughout the state as a way to preserve the local approach to transportation development and better serve customer needs.


Engineering Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Madison, WI
“I liked that there was a variety of work that I got to do over the summer. I was in the maintenance unit so I got to do bridge, culvert, and ancillary structure inspections daily. I learned a lot and enjoyed being outside almost every day. ”

Civil Engineering Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 Eau Claire, WI
“I liked the scheduling and independent-style work”
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