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Internship Opportunity: Mobility Technology Developer Intern

This position is open to Colorado residents and non-residents applicants.

This is a paid temporary part-time (minimum of 24 hours/week) through full-time position with no benefits. Must commit to at least 9 months of employment. 

About CDOT

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT’s core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!

State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we’re doing what we’re meant to be doing. It’s our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It’s where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let’s share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State’s Employee Value Proposition visit:

Life at CDOT during COVID-19
At CDOT, we have taken several measures to protect employee safety and health, while ensuring continuity of operations. Employees with the ability to perform their job duties from home are encouraged to do so. For those employees who are working on-site, facial coverings in public spaces and social distancing when possible are required. We will provide employees with masks, as needed. We have implemented frequent deep cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our buildings and equipment. You can expect your interview to be done remotely and visitors to any CDOT building are required to pre-screen. You can rest assured that we are committed to doing our part to keep employees connected, healthy, safe, and productive during these challenging times.

The purpose of this part-time/full-time temporary internship is to provide meaningful professional experience in the transportation field to collegiate students (or graduates within 3 years of graduation, or Colorado Refugee Services Program participants) with proven academic performance and a strong desire to learn and contribute.
This internship is in the new Office of Innovative Mobility, which includes the Division of Transit and Rail and other functions to expand mobility options, including through ridesharing, electrification, and emerging technologies. The intern selected for this position will primarily report to the Office of Innovative Mobility, Assistant Director of Mobility Technology to design, build and develop a data ecosystem for transportation related data such as data from intelligent transportation system devices, connected vehicles, roadway devices, third party software, and many more. 
We promote a culture of customer-focused continuous improvement, as reflected in CDOT's Core Values, including the value of Excellence: We are leaders and problem solvers, continuously improving our products and services in support of our commitment to provide the best transportation systems for Colorado.
Effective improvement occurs on a project-by-project basis, and we invite you to apply to become an intern, helping us use behavioral insights, project and change management, and communication strategies to increase mobility options for Coloradans. 
CDOT is seeking an Innovative Transportation intern for the Office of Innovative Mobility (OIM) who will provide direct support to the three different core areas mentioned above within OIM. This intern will perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:
  1. Design and develop software and embedded hardware applications for connected vehicle, intelligent transportation and transportation management related data 
  2. Responsible for application of computer and data science methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform or present information by means of computer systems
  3. Work with other CDOT IT related staff on system design, build, planning and maintenance 
  4. Develop vehicle interfaces to present data in the vehicle
  5. Document hardware and software system development
  6. Occasional travel within the Denver metro region and to other areas throughout the state. Travel 1-3 nights. Must have a valid driver's license.
  7. Other duties as assigned to support various IT, software and database creation and management efforts 
Work Environment: 
  1. This position is based at CDOT's Statewide Headquarters Complex located at 2829 W. Howard Place, Denver, CO 80204. However, it will primarily be a "Work from Anywhere in Colorado" position. 
  2. Expected work schedule is between Monday through Friday.
  3. It is anticipated that this role will work approximately 24 to 40 hours per week.
  4. Ability to work in an active, collaborative, team-oriented environment, often using virtual means in a "Work from Anywhere in Colorado" environment, is a must.
  5. Use a computer to accomplish everyday work duties
This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

Qualified candidates must be either:
  • Any college student enrolled in an accredited community college, college or university seeking an Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. degree. 
  • A recent college graduate. Recently graduated means the individual should have attended an accredited college or university and have graduated with an Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. degree within three calendar years.
  • A certified participant in the Colorado Refugee Services Program.
A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position. 

A copy of your transcripts listing your name, the school name, courses by term, and term GPA or degree conferral and conferral date must be included in your documentation; unofficial copies are acceptable. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position. 

The Exceptional Candidate will be an undergraduate or graduate college/university student, or recent graduate as defined above pursuing fields such as: Computer Science & Applications, Computer Science and Computer & Systems Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Computer Science & Mathematics, Computer Science & Network Security and Math & Computer Science, Vehicle engineering, electrical engineering, automation or robotics or related field interested in improving the Colorado Department of Transportation through innovative mobility and has proven accomplishments in the following:
  • Java, Python, JavaScript, Hadoop, MapReduce, SQL, Postgres, Amazon Web Services, C/C++ and many more. 
  • Linux operation and knowledge of the software development tool chain.
  • Ability to code through a variety of methods.
  • Knowledge of the transportation industry and a desire to learn about transportation and mobility.
  • Strong data analytical skills including data collection/analysis and a robust ability to use Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent organizational skills, an ability to prioritize tasks in a fast moving environment, self-direct, and take initiative with minimum supervision. 
  • Strong communicator including interpersonal, written, and speaking skills.
Employment Screening
If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with “Info Cubic”.

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Notifications: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "" and "" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.
Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)
3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing your current courses and completed coursework, or that your degree has been conferred, or your NACES accreditation
4) A Cover Letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this position

For more information contact:
Ashley Nylen:  

Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.
Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment Guidelines for EDI Compliance for Job Announcements in CO-Jobs Prepared by: Department of Personnel & Administration Division of Human Resources, Consulting Services Page 1 of 3 January 29, 2020 opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Emily Harp at or call 303-757-9738.