How to Apply

Application Process

All of our internships require candidates to submit college transcripts and must apply online.

Our internship opportunities are posted through Career Services at the colleges we are actively recruiting at. In some instances our internship are posted on

If Union Pacific comes to your campus and you express interest in our positions, you should apply through your career services. After an application is submitted, you may be extended a first-round interview. If that interview is successful, you will be invited to a second-round interview at Union Pacific's headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

If Union Pacific does not visit your college campus, you may apply online for one of our posted positions. This process takes about 30 minutes and allows you to submit your resume with the online application. When you are done, you will be able to check your application status online.

To support a healthy lifestyle Union Pacific does not hire smokers in the following locations: Arkansas, Texas, Idaho, Washington, Tennessee, Arizona, Kansas (excluding Kansas City, KS) and Omaha, NE.

Note that the Job descriptions are for informational purposes only, and may not fully identify or describe all of the essential job functions or requirements for the positions.

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Application Deadline

Deadline vary with type of position. Most of our positions are posting during the Fall College recruiting season.


Sara Dworak
1400 Douglas Street
STOP 0340
Omaha, NE 68179
Phone: (402) 544-1365


Candidates typically are full-time students currently enrolled at a college or university, pursuing an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree in a field of study that support UP's business objectives. All candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.



  • Working towards your Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Computer Science or Economics
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communications skills (both oral and written)
  • Have ability to learn UP's financial systems and databases in order to successfully accomplish desired project results.


  • Completed first year in an MBA program
  • Background and interest in financial analytical methods and techniques
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, transcripts required

Information Technology Undergrad Internships

Software development, systems engineering, information assurance, SAP:

  • Working towards your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering (with software emphasis), or an IT-related field
  • Desired experience / skill sets:
    • Experience with application development
    • Coursework in one or more of the following areas: Data Structures, Database, Internet Development (HTML, Java), Object Oriented Programming, Hardware/Network
    • Computer skills include working knowledge of one or more of the following: J2EE, JAVA, XML/XSL, HTML, C/C++, Visual Basic
    • Object-oriented design/development methodologies
    • Linux, UNIX, Windows Desktop and Server Operating Systems
    • Databases (Oracle Preferred), SQL
    • Strong communications skills (both oral and written)

Telecommunications (including network and communication systems design):

  • Working towards your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering (with an electrical emphasis), Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Desired experience / skill sets:
    • Advanced computer skills with knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, internet navigation, C, C++, Java Programming languages, Linux, Windows OS, schematic capture/layout
    • Telecommunications background and/or the desire to learn and develop one.
    • Problem solving and analytical skills
    • Demonstrated leadership ability
    • Process management skills
    • Strong communications skills (both oral and written)

Marketing & Sales


  • Working towards a Bachelor's Degree - junior status preferred
  • Good communication skills and/or customer relationship skills
  • Interest in expanding analytical skills


  • Working towards a MBA Degree - completed first year
  • Background and interest in analyzing product markets and making recommendations
  • Previous mid-management work experience
  • Leadership potential



  • Working towards Bachelors degree - junior status
  • Background and interest in strategic sourcing, logistics, inventory management and financial/data analysis


  • Working towards MBA degree - completed first year
  • Background and interest in strategic sourcing, logistics, inventory management and financial/data analysis
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