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About Norfolk Southern

A Fortune 500 company, Norfolk Southern is transportation firm that specializes in freight railroading. Employing approximately 30,000 people, Norfolk Southern’s railroad system covers 21,500 miles through 22 states, Washington, D.C., and Ontario, Canada.

Norfolk Southern hires interns in all departments throughout the company, including human resources, labor relations, marketing, engineering (mechanical and industrial), information technology, operations research, intermodal systems, transportation logistics, research and testing, accounting and finance, internal audit, supply chain and real estate. Positions are also available in claims, corporate communications, design and construction, maintenance of way and material management. Interns in Atlanta, Roanoke and Norfolk also take part in social and community service events in the area. About 15 percent of interns are offered full-time employment with the company upon graduation.


Open to full-time college students and graduate students who have a formal internship arrangement with their school. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible. Check the website or call for details on the specific degrees that each department prefers.

Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern
Three Commercial Place, 6th Floor
Norfolk, VA 23510


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Atlanta, GA
Charleston, SC
Charleston, WV
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH
Detroit, MI
Indianapolis, IN
Montgomery, AL
Nashville, TN
Philadelphia, PA
Richmond, VA