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Operations Research Internship - Masters or Ph.D - Fall 2022

Date: May 7, 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.



Job Description


As an Intern in our Operations Research department, you will assist with building new optimization models, enhancing the existing mathematical models, and conducting data analyses. You will also be working with development of decision support software (DSS) to improve assets utilization and to reduce operating cost. The application front end uses technologies ranging from HTML, java scripts, CSS, Flex, and Swing. The application back end uses technologies ranging from Struts, Spring, Hibernate, JDBC, etc running on Weblogic, TOMCAT, and IIS application servers.



A Day in the Life of an Operations Research Intern


To learn more about our Technology Internship opportunities, please use the link below to watch a 2-minute video: 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Operations Research Interns: Candidates with educational training in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research and other related engineering majors will assist the Operations Research group with building new optimization models, enhancing the existing mathematical models, and conducting data analyses.

Skills: Some basic programming skill in Java or C++ is a plus.



Pursuing a Master’s/PhD Degree

  • Preferred Degree Paths: Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science, Management Science and Statistics, and majors in a similar field of study



You Must be able to work on location at Norfolk Southern's midtown Atlanta, GA HQ.  

Ability to work 40 hours per week is Required, during normal business hours.



Graduate Student - $4,333/month

*Living stipend of $750/month is available to those who qualify.


New Headquarters – Atlanta, GA


Norfolk Southern completed construction of a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. To check out a sneak peek, we’ve linked a playlist below.


New HQ Playlist



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