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Data Center Operations Intern - Spring 2023

Date: Sep 24, 2022

Location: Tucker, GA, US, 30084

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.


A Day in the Life of a Data Center Intern:


Work Schedule:

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


You will work with Data Center Facilities team members in supporting the organization’s data centers. You will assist and support our data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool, inventory management, technical writing/documentation, data manipulation, report creations, dashboard and alerting configurations.

One of the primary goals will be importing existing IT asset inventory into our Sunbird DCIM.

Data gathering will include a combination of collecting data from multiple homegrown databases in addition to routinely performing physical audits within the data center cabinets.

You will also be expected to perform administrative tasks that are necessary to the team’s success such as data center IT and facilities monitoring. 



Will be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree during Spring 2023

Preferred Degree Paths: Computer Science, or other equivalent discipline


Skills Required:


  • Experience with an IT lab, computer room, or data center is preferred. 
  • Experience with MS Office, data manipulation, and reporting tools is preferred. 
  • Experience with power or network infrastructure is preferred. 
  • The candidate must be able to interact and communicate well with supervisor, technical team members, and non-technical customers.
  • The candidate must also be willing to study reference materials to resolve problems, make suggestions for improvements, and design projects.
  • Good organizational skills, documentation skills, and professionalism are essential. 



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

You must be able to work in our Tucker, GA Data Center for 3 months in the Spring of 2023


Relocation assistance is not provided, but NS does offer a Living Stipend of $850/month, which is taxed, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta