"ADOT's Transportation Intern Program has provided me with tremendous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge while actively pursuing my degree. I started my ADOT journey as an intern in Environmental Planning Group (EPG), where I gained insight into the NEPA process and how much it impacts the progress of federal transportation projects. I transferred to the newly revamped $2.1 million Transportation Operations Center (TOC), where I learned how ADOT manages traffic incidents all across Arizona. At the TOC, I gained experience as an operator using DPS, computer-aided dispatch and highway cameras to identify traffic incidents then using messaging signs and AZ511 to alert commuters. Currently, I am with Bridge Group's design section, developing a basic understanding of the bridge-design process. ADOT has a plethora of transportation divisions to suit the specific interests of all interns. This is an astounding opportunity for personal engineering development, and I am truly grateful that I am taking advantage of it."
Nicholas Partridge, EIT
"The internship has given me a greater understanding of engineering, teamwork and the value of honest work. I will always value my time with the program."