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IT Data & Project Management Intern for Safety Services - Spring 2020 - 90259868 - Washington

Date: Sep 4, 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.

Are you ready to join our team?


As an Intern at Amtrak within the IT Safety Services organization, you will apply the foundational principles of data analysis, data management, and project management to make tangible impact on a wide range of complex and transformational IT projects in a real-world rail industry environment. You will work under close supervision of a project/program manager and in collaboration with all levels of stakeholders: from department leaders, to project/program managers, business analysts, and functional leads.  Individuals in this role will apply the latest thinking from their college or university coursework to add value to Amtrak organization safety systems. This work is multifaceted and offers the opportunity to apply and build your talent. You will be exposed to safety and IT subject matter experts and assist the organization in developing and executing the end-to-end processes in the data life cycle.



  • Support project teams with project status reporting, documentation, controls and other processes to ensure compliance with audit requirements, department procedures and enterprise standards
  • Apply the latest thinking in data science with data analysis, analytical applications, algorithms and/or statistical packages. 
  • Create and maintain required documentation including project organization charts, distribution lists, project logs, requirements documents, and status reports
  • Assist in development and review of project scope, schedule and budget
  • Support existing platforms by communicating with customer to understand issues, create detailed service requests, and help to see through to resolution
  • Support enterprise document digitization effort, which will require file preparation, scanning, validation, and archival of documents



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Business or STEM or a related field
  • 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
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours of Monday – Friday, 8am –   5pm.



  • Relevant work experience (e.g., internships, school jobs)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint) • Knowledge of Tableau or other BI Tools
  • Knowledge of SQL or Python
  • Knowledge of SPSS or other statistical software packages 


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:41289
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Pennsylvania; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
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.

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