2021 Summer Internships
We are no longer accepting applications for the summer 2021 internship program. We encourage you to follow the program and check back for opportunities in summer 2022.
About the Interstate Bridge Replacement program
Interstate 5 (I-5) provides a critical connection between Oregon and Washington that supports local jobs and families, and is a vital trade route for regional, national and international economies. The Interstate Bridge serves as a key piece of infrastructure on this corridor, connecting the two vibrant cities of Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. With one span of the bridge now over 100 years old, the two existing structures are at risk of collapse in the event of a major earthquake and no longer satisfy the needs of modern commerce and travel.
Replacing the aging Interstate Bridge across the Columbia River with a modern, seismically resilient, multimodal structure that provides improved mobility for people, goods and services is a high priority for Oregon and Washington. Governors and legislative leadership in both states directed the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to launch the bi-state Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) program to lead this work, recognizing that needed safety and transportation improvements to the existing Interstate Bridge remain unaddressed. Program development work will center on equity and follow a transparent, data-driven process that includes collaboration with local, state, federal, and tribal partners.