Amtrak Internship and Co-op Programs

Amtrak’s Internship and Co-op Program identifies and engages talented individuals, inspiring career interest in passenger railroad. Our Internship and Co-op positions offer valuable experiences to advance students’ competency and confidence as professionals in their area of study.

Amtrak Internship and Co-op Programs

Amtrak’s Internship and Co-op Program identifies and engages talented individuals, inspiring career interest in passenger railroad. Our Internship and Co-op positions offer valuable experiences to advance students’ competency and confidence as professionals in their area of study.

Internship Program

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About the Program

Our Intern and Co-op positions are available year-round for undergraduate and graduate students. We hire 3 times per year, Spring (January), Summer (May), and Fall (August).
Qualifications:
In order toqualify for an internship and co-op, you must meet the following qualifications:
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age
  • College students undergraduate or graduate levels who are actively enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university located in the United States
  • 1 full year of academic study complete or sophomore classification
  • Cumulative GPA minimum 3.0
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States for an indefinite period of time without employment sponsorship required
Amtrak offers relocation assistance as deemed necessary by the hiring team for summer internships and Co-op positions.
Areas of Focus:
The following Amtrak departments are sponsors of the Internship and Co-op programs, and will have positions available for application.
  • Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Finance 
  • Amtrak Police Department 
  • Mechanical Operations 
  • Network Support 
  • Human Resources 
  • Commercial Procurement/Logistics 
  • Marketing 
  • Project Management 
  • Station Facilities and Passenger Accessibility 
  • Safety, Health, Environmental 
Locations:
Internships will be available in the following cities on the Amtrak network:
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Washington, DC
  • New York, NY
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Providence, RI 
  • Chicago, IL 
  • Beech Grove, IN 
  • Oakland, CA 
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Meet our interns

Noah B.
Noah is a Mechanical Engineering major at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His Amtrak internship is in Safety Engineering.

Meet our interns

Nevaeh T.
Nevaeh is a Civil Engineering major at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. Her Amtrak internship is in Engineering Project Management.

Picture Yourself Here
Want to be an intern at America's Railroad? Opportunities are abound in various areas of interest, from Engineering to Human Resources, and even the Amtrak Police Department! Come back next week to see the story of another Amtrak intern. Maybe some day it will be you!