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Summer 2023 Mechanical Engineering Intern

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30318 Roanoke, VA, US, 24013-1042 Altoona, PA, US, 16601 Elkhart, IN, US, 46517 Birmingham, AL, US, 35210 Atlanta, GA, US, 30309 Chattanooga, TN, US, 37403 Norfolk, VA, US, 23508 Bellevue, OH, US, 44811 Decatur, IL, US, 62521

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.


Job Description



A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Intern

As an intern working with the Mechanical team, you will gain real life work experience during your college academic career. You will develop skills related to managing hourly employees that maintain, repair, and overhaul our extensive fleet of rail cars and locomotives. Interns will be placed by the department in one of three settings – locomotive shop, car shop, or office. You will become familiar with the compliance standards of NS, the Association of American Railroads and the Federal Railroad Administration. You will also be a part of various process improvement efforts throughout Norfolk Southern. If you are looking for a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same, this could be an amazing start to your Norfolk Southern career. 


What Makes a Successful Intern? 

  • Must have knowledge and operational skills in AutoCAD combined with literacy of some computer software applications
  • Knowledge of Windows, Access, Excel, and Word is preferred
  • Willing to study reference material to resolve problems, make suggestions for improvements, and design projects is imperative to your success in this program
  • General hands-on knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment is preferred



  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering
  • At least a 2.7 GPA overall and a 3.0 GPA in major



  • Freshman Year    $3,430
  • Sophomore Year $3,768
  • Junior Year          $4,107
  • Senior Year         $4,347
  • Masters Year      $5,126
  • PHD Year           $5,960


Other Pay/Benefits:

  • Pay one time roundtrip mileage for out of area students
  • $425/bi-monthly housing stipend for out of area students (Not prorated)


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. More information can be found at NS-EEO


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