Illinois Tollway Internships Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders In Transportation 


Students still have time to apply for Illinois Tollway summer internship opportunities. 

The paid internships – scheduled to run from June 21 through August 13 – offer students real-world, hands-on experience in the transportation industry, with guidance from dedicated mentors, as well as access to leadership and professional growth activities to help further their careers. 

“Our internship program was built to make sure we’re providing support for future leaders in transportation,” said Jyoti Rao, pipeline partnership liaison in Tollway Human Resources.

Through the May 31 deadline, the Illinois Tollway is accepting applications for its eight-week summer internship program for various positions throughout the agency including Administration/Human Resources, Audit, Business Systems, Engineering, Information Technology, Planning/Environmental and Toll Operations. 

Interns will have opportunities to make meaningful contributions in the development and administration of Tollway programs, procedures and guidelines and support the agency on a variety of ongoing projects, including work related to the agency’s 15-year, $14 billion Move Illinois capital program. 

The program will offer a hybrid experience, with work and networking activities taking place virtually and onsite at Tollway headquarters in Downers Grove. There are also plans for onsite visits to a construction project and a Tollway oasis to provide students with a better understanding of the breadth and depth of the agency’s day-to-day operations. 

At the conclusion of the summer internship, the Illinois Tollway will host a networking event that will include contractors, consultants and other agency partners to give students the opportunity to explore other potential career opportunities in the regional transportation industry. 

To qualify for the Tollway internships, students must be currently enrolled at an accredited technical/vocational program, college or university.

Click here to apply.