Database Spring/Summer Intern 2024

Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.



Basic Functions

Don’t just work here, thrive here.


Norfolk Southern leads the way as one of the nation’s top transportation companies, investing in technology and infrastructure to expand the rail network, increase freight capacity, and improve efficiency for customers. These investments create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making green shipping a reality.


Norfolk Southern is seeking a self-driven and qualified candidate with familiarity in database administration and programming, python, advanced Unix commands, Microsoft SharePoint, Spotfire BI, Apache Hadoop, and NoSQL databases.


Responsibilities will include assisting Senior database administrators with database changes, SQL and database tuning, workload management, automation and scheduling of tasks, backup monitoring and alerting.


The position will work closely with Team Leads, other Database Administrators, Automation Engineers, and Business intelligence teams.


Other job functions include assisting Senior database/automation engineers in automated deployment of databases using automation tools, Rest API based integration for alerting and automating common tasks, python, shell scripting for automated reporting, and self-service integration of database in Service Now.



This position reports to the Norfolk Southern’ s Headquarters at 650 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta just across from North Avenue MARTA station.


Education:  Actively seeking 4-yr College Degree preferably in Information Systems, Computer science or related field.


Skills Required:

  • Familiarity with large-scale database architectures 
  • Strong experience implementing software and/or solutions in enterprise Linux or Unix environments, including strong experience in shell scripting.
  • Strong experience with various enterprise security solutions such as LDAP and Active Directory
  • Strong experience with Unix and Database security
  • Sound experience with other RDBMS, such as Oracle or MS SQL server.
  • Sound experience with source code control methodology and real systems (GitHub).
  • Strong understanding of network configuration, devices, protocols, and optimizations
  • Strong understanding of Java development, debugging & profiling
  • Good troubleshooting skills, understanding of Database capacity, bottlenecks, memory utilization, CPU usage, OS, storage, and networks
  • Understanding of on premise and Cloud network architectures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



Freshman $3,577.00 
Sophomore $3,922.00 
Junior $4,266.00 
Senior $4,493.00 
Masters $5,406.00 
PhD $6,366.00


Company Overview

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting


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.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta