The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) Co-op Program is designed to provide Engineering, Accounting, and Information Technology students with practical experiences related to transportation.
Work assignments provide experience in various aspects such as:
||Engineering and Specialty Systems
||Underground Storage Tanks
Typical engineering assignments include inspecting work in progress at construction sites, calculating quantities of materials, reviewing and analyzing data and participating in field reviews. College graduates with WVDOH co-op experience find they are well prepared for responsible entry-level engineering positions.
Typical accounting assignments may include complex posting, encumbering of funds, examining records, making journal entries, and preparing audit narrative reports.
Typical IT assignments may include PC Programming requiring knowledge of Microsoft Visual Basic.Net and C#, Java Script, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Office Suite;
Engineering and Specialty Systems involving support, design, training, implementation and maintenance of Engineering and related applications.
Typical Environmetal Program assignments may include Construction Inspection, Storm Water, Asbestos, Building Inspection, FEMA,GIS, and Underground Storage Tanks.
Engineering student applicants must have completed at least one year of a four year Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental or Industrial Engineering BS program, a two or four-year BSCET program, accounting program or information technology program. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average to participate and be enrolled full time (12 semester hours) the semester preceding and succeeding the period for which they are applying.
As a co-op employee you will be a temporary full-time employee and as such will not be eligible for retirement benefits, insurance, sick or annual leave, extended leave benefits, cost of living raises, etc. Co-ops can only be employed for a maximum of four months per work session.
To apply for a co-op position, students must submit a current college transcript, Co-op application, and Temporary Appointment Acknowledgement Form
through their university’s engineering, accounting, or information technology office or directly to:
West Virginia Department of Transportation
Human Resources Division
Attn: Co-Op Program
State Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building Five, Room A-317
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
You can download the 2021 Co-Op Application
online or obtain one from your school's department offices. Each university is expected to provide verification that the student is enrolled in an engineering, accounting, or information technology program, and is in satisfactory academic standing. Application should be submitted each year in January and February. The deadline for accepting applications is February 12, 2021.
If selected, the students will be notified by letter to address shown on application by the last week of March as to where and when they can report to work. Start date will be the middle of May.
Compensation is based on the number of hours completed toward a degree and number of co-ops previously worked. Compensation range is $2,037 - $2,999/month.