Due to our ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 for our workforce and customers, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will not sponsor our Early Careers programs (CEO Intern Fellows Program for Diverse Groups, Summer Internships, and Summer Employment) for the 2020 program year. Please keep us in mind for next year’s internship opportunities.

Start Your Career Early at the PA Turnpike

The PA Turnpike is committed to investing in our future.  We have developed three early career programs directed to young people looking to get a jump start in our industry.  We offer programs for high school students, college students and recent college graduates.  Whether you’re a summer help, CEO intern or participant in our innovative and unique Trainee Programs, you will gather hands- on experience from the best in the industry.  We move more than 500,000 vehicles across Pennsylvania every day — and we can move your career forward starting on day one.  

  • PA Turnpike Trainee Programs

    Our unique Trainee Programs provide employment for college graduates interested in Engineering or IT positions.  The program allows trainees to test drive disciplines within a given department and get placed in the concentration that best suits them, resulting in a permanent position. 

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  • Engineering Trainee Program

    As an Engineering Trainee Program (ETP) hire, you will work for a period of time in each engineering discipline – roadway, bridge, traffic, environmental and construction – to learn from the best in the industry. Once the program is complete, ETP trainees become full-time employees in the discipline of their choice.

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  • IT Trainee Program

    Join our IT department and work with experts in GeoAnalytics, enterprise business solutions, technology infrastructure and cyber security among other areas. At the conclusion of the trainee program, you’ll have a clear understanding of all IT’s business units and how they interact — plus more familiarity with the work of other departments.

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Take advantage of an opportunity to intern with senior executive leaders guiding a world-class, 552-mile interstate system. We offer positions in Engineering, Finance, Communications and Marketing, Human Resources, Public Safety and Maintenance for full-time upperclassmen. Work daily with decision makers at a $1.3 billion a year enterprise.


Our summer internship is a new program offering paid positions in either IT or Engineering. Applicants for these positions must be majoring in the respective field and entering at least their sophomore year of college.


Our summer employment program provides opportunities to individuals 18 years and older with positions in most PA Turnpike departments.  These positions are paid and do not necessitate current enrollment in an academic program.


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