Paid Internship For High School Students At MnDOT

My daughter, an 11th grader at East Ridge High School, recently applied and was offered an one-year student job/paid internship through the Phoenix Program at Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT).

The Phoenix Program is a partnership between MnDOT and Project Lead The Way which provides student jobs and paid internships for high school students enrolled in science, technology, engineering or mathematics courses at area PLTW high schools. East Ridge High School is a PLTW school. I would encourage high school students who are interested in STEM to apply.


  • Must be enrolled at a certified PLTW High School to be considered
  • Must be taking (or have taken) PLTW classes
  • Must have completed junior year and going into senior year of high school
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

By working at various MnDOT offices and districts statewide, Phoenix Program students gain on-the-job work experience in a variety of areas. After graduation they may be eligible to become a college student worker or transfer into the Seeds Program, a career track for college students who are minorities, economically disadvantaged, disabled or recently returned veterans.

Through Phoenix Program and Seeds Program, MnDOT is investing in students through on-the-job-training and proactively recruiting future professionals. MnDOT embraces diversity and encourages minority, economically disadvantaged students, students who are recently separated veterans and students with disabilities to apply.