Data Center Operations Spring/Summer Intern 2024

Date: Sep 6, 2023

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 


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 or Summer of 2024

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


You must be able to work in our Tucker, GA Data Center for 3 months in the Spring or Summer of 2024


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

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.

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