Operations Research Spring/Summer Intern 2024

Date: Sep 6, 2023

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: http://bit.ly/NS_IT_Intern 

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.



Freshman $3,577
Sophomore $3,922
Junior $4,266
Senior $4,493
Masters $5,406
PhD $6,366


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

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 www.NorfolkSouthern.com.

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.

Effective December 8, 2021, NS has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings.  The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to NS, could be upheld in court in the near future. If the mandate is upheld, NS employees will be required to be vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta