Summer 2024 Communications and Signals (Electric Engineers

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Saint Louis, MO

Requisition 36535:


A Day in the Life of a Communications and Signals Intern


A Day in the Life of a C&S 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.

Check out this video to learn more about the day to day on the railroad as in our C&S Department.

What makes a successful candidate?

  • Individuals who understand the only way we work is SAFELY.
  • A willingness to work hands-on and outdoors among the elements at all hours of the day or night
  • Candidates who want to learn the railroad industry focusing on field operations
  • Candidates who have the desire to develop as a leader
  • A self-starter who can work with little direct supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • General hands-on knowledge of tools with good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead a team by example; we like to say Leading from the Front!

Work Environment

  • Willing to relocate anywhere throughout our 22-state network for the duration of the internship (Not always required)
  • Interns who do relocate for an internship, will qualify for a bi-monthly housing stipend of $425 (taxed)
  • Work between the hours of 6 AM to 4 PM Monday - Friday plus any additional hours as required, including occasional overnight travel.
  • Must be able to work outside and be on your feet daily.
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: Electro-Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electronics Engineering Technology


  • Freshman Year (27 or fewer credits) $3,557

  • Sophomore Year (28-59 credits) $3,922

  • Junior Year (60-89 credits) $4,266

  • Senior Year (90 or more) $4,493

  • Graduate Student $5,406

Other Pay/Benefits:

  • Pay one time roundtrip mileage for out of area students

  • $425/bi-monthly housing stipend for out of area students (Not prorated) * note this stipend will be taxed

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and 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. We are a team of more than 20,000 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.

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.

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