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Track Compliance Intern - Summer 2020 - 90259379 - Philadelphia

Date: Oct 24, 2019

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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The purpose of this position is to attract new engineers into Amtrak’s Engineering Track Department, providing an entry point for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from an accredited university. Candidates for the position will have the opportunity to apply their engineering skills in both the office and field and to gain firsthand work experience in the various aspects of railway engineering, particularly as it relates to maintaining and constructing track infrastructure. 


This summer internship will run May - August 2020.



  • Under the supervision of assigned Engineering Manager(s) the position will: 
  • Rotate through various sub-groups of the Track Department. 
  • Assist Track Design group with track layouts and design plan reviews. 
  • Assist Track Clearances, Inspection, and Testing group with track geometry testing, curve modification design, and capital maintenance planning. 
  • Assist Survey group with on-track survey operations. 
  • Attend office meetings, field meetings, and conference calls. 
  • Assist in the management and supervision of engineering resources in the field such as rail grinding, Sperry car testing, concrete tie inspection, and vegetation control. 
  • Assist in providing technical, logistical, and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of assigned project tasks within scope, schedule and budget. 
  • Receive instruction on and become familiar with Engineering safety standards, work procedures, and operating practices. 
  • Other specific work assignments may be determined based on the planned headquarters.



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management 
  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum. 
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours of Monday – Friday, 8am –   5pm.


  • Prior work experience in design, maintenance, or construction 
  • Previous construction or railroad industry experience 
  • Specific interest or desire to work in the railroad industry 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Available to work 30 - 40 hours per week, with a flexible schedule. 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skillscellent written and verbal communication skills

Requisition ID:41200
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering

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