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Ohio Department of Transportation Paid College Internship - District 3, Communications

Paid College Intern - Ohio Department of Transportation - Communications
Who We Are:
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) oversees building and maintaining the nation’s 5th largest interstate system and the 2nd largest number of bridges. We take pride in providing safe and efficient roadways for the people of Ohio and the people traveling within our great state. In order to achieve that, we do A LOT! From Planning, Engineering, and Construction to Law, Human Resources, Communications, IT and everything in between, ODOT has a career for just about everyone. ODOT employees are hardworking, passionate, and dedicated to public service. We strive to achieve our agency’s vision every day: To be a long term, reliable, professional, and highly productive organization.
We Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: ODOT values its diversity, and is committed to cultivating an inclusive and equitable work environment for all employees - one where differences are respected and celebrated. Our agency continues to build a workforce that champions the advancement of DEI principles and initiatives.
ODOT's Mission Statement:
To provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place. We will:
  • Take care of what we have
  • Make our system work better
  • Improve safety
  • Enhance capacity
Benefits to You:
  • Paid Internship - the rate is based on your rank in school
  • Flexible hours based around your school schedule
  • Real world experience
  • Our interns work year-round and are eligible to participate in the intern program as long as they are enrolled in an accredited college or university and are in good academic standing
  • The opportunity to work on an important mission
This is a temporary position involving various duties within the District 3 Public Information Department that will either supplement the student's major field of study and/or provide experience that is a useful addition to the student's education and meaningful preparation for future professional employment. 
Under supervision & training of Public Information Officer or other designated staff, uses personal computer & related software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, & Adobe InDesign) to prepare, proofread, generate copies of, & send & maintain files of the monthly newsletter & Statewide newsletter. Assists with gathering information on road closures, lane restrictions, & detours, new highway openings, road maintenance activities (e.g., snow & ice removal, road repairs), highway construction projects, & special events to assist in writing (e.g., using Microsoft Word) & distributing press releases to local & state officials, media (e.g., radio, television), & general public in response to current events.
Performs miscellaneous duties to facilitate the operational efficiency of the work unit (e.g., maintains accurate records, organizes material & compiles information to assist in report preparation). Serves as backup for greeting & directing visitors (e.g., general public & couriers); answers telephone & directs incoming calls to appropriate party or takes messages; provides information about ODOT activities &/or programs by responding to inquiries received by telephone &/or email using computer & related software (e.g., Microsoft Outlook).



Must show proof of valid drivers' license in order to operate state vehicle.
Temporary appointments are unclassified pursuant to O.R.C. 124.30 (B).

This position is overtime eligible based on FSLA Standards.
Freshman - $15.46
Sophmore - $15.46
Junior - $15.96
Senior - $15.96
Background Check Information
The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal conviction will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.