Seeds is a Mn/DOT program that provides job opportunities for seniors in high school and college students. It provides an excellent opportunity for highly motivated minority or economically disadvantaged students and focuses on permanent placement upon graduation. Seeds is not an acronym, but a concept -- the concept of growing our own talent at Mn/DOT.
* Minority or economically disadvantaged student (see "Income Guidelines" at the bottom of an application)
* Legally eligible to work in the U.S.A.
* Full time student in senior high school / college / university / trade or technical school
* Pursuing a career needed at Mn/DOT
* Minimum GPA of 2.5 (3.0 for Engineering students)
* At least 1 year or more left to graduate
* Civil Technology / Surveying / Civil Engineering
* Architectural & Mechanical drafting / CAD
* Information Technology / Graphics / Web Design
* Radio Technicians
* Real Estate
* Geography / GIS / Urban Studies
* Accounting / Finance
* Landscape Architecture
* Heavy Equipment Mechanics
* Other majors are welcome to apply
Once hired, students are placed and employed throughout Mn/DOT. In those positions, students must meet the same job performance requirements as other Mn/DOT employees. Mentoring, training and development opportunities are provided to students.
The purpose of Seeds is to prepare students for possible full-time, permanent employment at Mn/DOT, depending on job availability. Mn/DOT cannot guarantee participants a permanent job after graduation, since civil service jobs are awarded based on experience and/or examinations. But, students who participate in the Seeds program, however, may become highly qualified candidates for Mn/DOT positions.
All students must submit a completed Seeds application, recent transcript, resume and a most recent tax return (economically disadvantaged students only). Salary range: $12.21/hr to $16.17/hr. Students work year round - 20 hrs/wk during the school year, and 40 hrs/wk during the summer and school breaks. Summer-only exception for Engineering / Tech. majors. Positions may be used as internships.