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Intern - Transportation - 90243029 - Rensselaer

Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Rensselaer, NY, US, 12144

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Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?


The Intern will be dedicated to the Transportation department, providing an entry point for students pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Transportation from an accredited university. The accepted candidate for the position will have the opportunity to apply their academic background in both the office and field, and to gain firsthand field related work experience in the various aspects of train, station, and control center operations.

• Rotate through various sub-groups of the Transportation Department 
• Attend office meetings, field meetings, and conference calls 
• Research, collect and analyze data 
• Communicate effectively and professionally with management 
• Assist in providing technical, logistical, and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of assigned projects tasks within scope, schedule and budget.
• Become familiar with Transportation safety standards, work procedures, and operating practices in order to perform informed analysis and recommendations.
• Other specific work assignments may be determined based on the needs of the Division assigned to.

• This position begins Fall/September 2019


• Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Business or Transportation 

• Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
• 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

•Available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8a-5p

• Must be highly organized and have the ability to work productively, be detailed oriented, maintain high level of confidentiality and work with tight deadlines.
• Previous transportation or railroad industry experience 
• Specific interest or desire to work in the railroad industry. 
• Experience in Microsoft Office software suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



Requisition ID:37807
Posting Location(s):New York
Personnel Area:NY11
Job Family/Function:Transportation 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:1 - 3 years of experience

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: Transportation || No Additional

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