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Summer 2019 Communications and Signals Internship

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Date: Feb 21, 2019

Location: Various, US, 0

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 10553: Summer 2019 - C&S 

Posting Start Date: 08/31/2018

A Day in the Life of a Communications and Signals Intern

As an intern working with the Communication and Signals (C&S) team, you will assist field officers and staff on a variety of projects.


Primary duties will include assisting with: testing and maintenance of C&S facilities, the installation and commissioning of C&S equipment and systems, accuracy verification of databases used in hump yards and train dispatching systems, revisions to electronic drawings and schematics, deployment of new technology, and other duties. Interns may also travel with a supervisor to field locations to ensure adherence to corporate and departmental standards and procedures.


What Makes a Successful Intern?

  • Must have knowledge and operational skills in electronics combined with competency in computer software applications - knowledge of Windows, Access, Excel, and Word is preferred
  • Willingness to travel and work outdoors is required, as well as a willingness to work extended hours when situations dictate
  • General hands-on knowledge of electronic equipment with good troubleshooting and problem solving skills is helpful

Work Environment

  • Training locations include: 

    Atlanta, GA; Bellevue, OH; Bethlehem, PA; Birmingham, AL; Bluefield, WV; Charlotte, NC; Charlottesville, VA; Chattanooga, TN; Conway, PA; Decatur, IL;

    Elkhart, IN; Ft. Wayne, IN; Greenville, SC; Harrisburg, PA; Knoxville, TN; Macon, GA

    Roanoke, VA; Salem, OH; Sandusky, OH; St. Louis, MO

  • Environment: Field


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: Electro-Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electronics Engineering Technology



  • Freshman (27 or fewer credits) - $2,500/month
  • Sophomore (28 to 59 credits) - $2,800/month
  • Junior (60 to 89 credits) - $3,000 /month
  • Senior (90 or more credits) - $3,300/month
  • Graduate Student - $3,666/month

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


Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is 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 operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 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.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

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