Summer 2021 Track Supervisor Internship
Norfolk, VA 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

Requisition 18805:


A Day in the Life of a Maintenance of Way Intern

As an intern you will work alongside MW&S (Maintenance of Way and Structures) field crews, officers and staff on a variety of projects. Interns will be placed by the department in one of three settings line maintenance, program maintenance, or bridges and buildings. Primary duties include assisting MW&S crews and officers with performing track inspections and maintenance on line of road, yard locations and system gangs. Student will learn train and track dynamics, track inspection, construction and maintenance operations, and much more. Interested applicants must have a desire to work outdoors in a hands-on, predominately field-oriented position. The goal of the program is to expose students to the day to day operations in our Maintenance of Way and Structures Department.

What makes a successful intern in Maintenance of Way?

  • A self-starter who can work with little direct supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • General hands-on knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic equipment is helpful, with good troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's/Master's Degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Construction Management


  • Freshman (27 or fewer credits) - $2,500/month
  • Sophomore (28 to 59 credits) - $2,800/month
  • Junior (60 to 89 credits) - $3,000 /month
  • Senior (90 or more credits) - $3,300/month
  • Graduate Student - $3,666/month

*Living stipend of $850/month is available to those who qualify.

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. We are a team of more than 20,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and, gender identity. Together, we power progress.

Don't just work here, Thrive here.

New Headquarters - Atlanta, GA

Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Our HQ is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021. To check out a sneak peek, we've linked a playlist below.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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