Maryland State Highway Administration Summer Internship

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) Summer Internship is a paid internship for juniors and seniors at Morgan State University.

Over the course of ten weeks, students work full-time, get hands-on experience, and gain agency mentors. Internship opportunities are available in a variety of state administrative offices.

For openings, application, and deadline information, contact Dr. Andrew Farkas or call 443-885-3666.

The deadline is April 3, 2015 for the 2015 State Highway Administration  internships:

  • Position No. 01. A full-time, paid internship for 10 weeks during the summer at the Office of Customer Relations and Information in Baltimore. You must be a full-time rising junior or senior student in the Strategic Communication program. The internship will provide entry-level work experience in a public relations/media setting. The intern will assist with SHA's Customer Service program by researching information and performing related tasks as needed. The intern will also provide assistance with social media, public relations and customer service outreach initiatives, including drafting news releases, employee newsletter articles, correspondence, and performing administrative function as needed. Candidates must have excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to read maps, and a valid driver's license. Local travel will be required.
  •   Position No. 02. A full-time, paid internship for 10 weeks during the summer at the Office of Audits in Baltimore. You must be a full-time rising junior or senior student in the accounting program. The intern will assist in developing and implementing a system to collect, categorize and report on small procurements initiated at SHA throughout Maryland. Pursuant to this project, the intern will liaison with SHA staff across Maryland. The intern will also have the opportunity to obtain a deep understanding of both the internal and external audit processes and participate in implementing a system to facilitate and track the activities of those divisions. The intern will gain experience with State procurement and contract rules and regulations. Applicants must have intermediate/advanced skills in MS Word and MS Excel - MS Access is preferred and MS Sharepoint, if possible - as well as excellent communication and professional writing skills.
  •   Position No. 03. A part- to full-time paid internship for 10 weeks during the summer at the Office of Policy and Research in Baltimore. You must be a full-time rising junior or senior student at Morgan. The position is in the Research Division, and will provide an opportunity to become familiar with the Office of Policy and Research (OPR) and gain research project management experience. Excellent writing skills and graphical design experience are required as the position will assist in the development of promotional documents of active research projects and the redesign of the standard report cover and other related project documents. Candidates must have intermediate/advanced skills in MS Word and MS Excel. Those majoring in Strategic Communication and Multimedia Journalism are preferred.
  • Position No. 04. A part- to full-time paid internship for 10 weeks during the summer at the Office of Procurement and Contract Management on the Agreements Team in Baltimore. You must be a full-time rising junior or senior student majoring in accounting, business administration, or finance. The internship will provide the intern the opportunity to receive the real-world opportunity to draft, negotiate, revise, and execute third-party agreements/memoranda of understanding among SHA, private developers, other state agencies, county and local governments. The intern will learn the importance of learning, establishing, testing and refining long- and short-term filing requirements, archiving protocols and data management requirements. The intern will be exposed to all phases of design and engineering standards for State Projects, as well as Federal standards when applicable, and may interface with other SHA offices as needed, including but not limited to the following divisions: a) Finance, e.g. invoicing procedures, payment schedules, overhead rates, etc. b) Real Estate, e.g. real property acquisitions, conveyances, easements, condemnation, deeds and plats c) Procurement and Contracts Management, e.g. Board of Public Works procedures, small procurement and architectural and engineering contracts. d) Traffic, e.g. signing, pedestrian and bike facilities, lane markings, lighting, signals and cost estimating. e) Construction, e.g. standards and specifications, cost estimating, extra work orders, contractor's estimates, etc. f) Environmental Design, e.g. environmental laws, permits and practices, etc. The intern will become familiar with the culture, modes of transportation, and protocols of working with industry, engineers, technicians, designers and project managers in a multicultural environment.


The deadline for all of these internships is April 3, 2015. Applications received after April 3 will not be accepted. All of these internships pay $14 per hour. Interested candidates should e-mail a letter of application and transcripts to mdsharesearch@gmail.com by March 20. Please refer to the position number on this announcement in your letter. For questions related to the program, please call the National Transportation Center on campus at 443-885-3666.