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Legal Operations - Data Science and Analytics Intern - Summer 2022

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 29005 :  


A Day in the Life of a Legal Ops Intern

Work Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 7:00AM to 4:00PM
  • During the months of May through August


The Data Science and Analytics Intern will support Norfolk Southern’s Legal Operations Team by converting business data into insights used for business decision-making across the Law Department.

Norfolk Southern’s Legal Operations Team supports the Law Department by helping align its work with the needs of the business and driving efficiencies through technology, process improvement, and analytics.  Our responsibilities include managing legal technology tools, eBilling, matter management, developing and maintaining department manuals and processes, and managing vendor relationships.

What makes a successful Legal Ops Intern

  • A motivated self-starter committed to learning the ins and outs of Sarbanes Oxley testing procedures
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Willingness to study reference materials, ask questions and resolve problems
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Solid interpersonal skills along with the ability to receive and grow from constructive feedback
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize work demands effectively, and meet deadlines without sacrificing standards of work
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management while being positive and professional


Principal Duties:

  • Provide management with recommendations for the use of analytical models and decision support systems to improve business processes, increase revenues, and reduce costs.
  • Effectively utilize statistical, data mining, machine learning, and operations research techniques and computer science skills in delivering advanced analytics and decision support systems.
  • Collaborate with Law Department stakeholders to identify opportunities for process improvement by using decision tools to develop project proposals and to manage projects through to completion.
  • Provide insight into leading analytics practices and produce new and creative analytics solutions.



  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree full-time in Summer 2022
  • Preferred Degree Paths: Business Analytics, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering – Statistics, Mathematical Sciences - Applied Mathematics, Data Science
  • Experience with Advanced machine learning techniques and algorithms, Data visualization tools, e.g. Tableau or Spotfire, and Knowledge in R


  • Junior - $3,467/month

  • Senior - $3,623/month

  • Graduate Student - $4,333/month

***Living stipend of $750/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. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.


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.


On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14042.  This order and the associated federal safety protocols for federal contractors that were issued on September 24, 2021, require covered contractors who work with the federal government to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or approved for a health or religious accommodation by December 8, 2021.  As a covered federal contractor, Norfolk Southern must adhere to these legal requirements. If you are made a conditional job offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or apply and be approved for a health or religious accommodation prior to your start date


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta