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Summer 2019 Maintenance of Way Internship

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Date: Feb 21, 2019

Location: Various, US, 0

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 10556: Summer 2019 - MOW 

Posting Start Date: 08/31/2018

A Day in the Life of a Maintenance of Way Intern

As an intern you will work alongside MW&S (Maintenance of Way and Structures) field crews, officers and staff on a variety of projects.  Interns will be placed by the department in one of three settings line maintenance, program maintenance, or bridges and buildings. Primary duties include assisting MW&S crews and officers with performing track inspections and maintenance on line of road, yard locations and system gangs. Student will learn train and track dynamics, track inspection, construction and maintenance operations, and much more. Interested applicants must have a desire to work outdoors in a hands-on, predominately field-oriented position. The goal of the program is to expose students to the day to day operations in our Maintenance of Way and Structures Department.


What makes a successful intern in Maintenance of Way?

  • A self-starter who can work with little direct supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • General hands-on knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic equipment is helpful, with good troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Construction Management



  • 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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