Summer 2024 - Civil/Electrical Engineering/Construction Services Intern - 90367223 - Baltimore

Date: Feb 25, 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21205

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away!

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.


Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


As an Intern within the Infrastructure Maintenance & Construction Services, the individual will be responsible for assisting in the management and oversight of maintenance, inspection, construction, and repair of the Electrified System. Assisting with schedules, production tracking, job planning, material ordering and receiving, project prints and diagrams, and developing work plans and strategies safely and productively within Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC. This position has a combination of office and field environment. The individual will work under close supervision of Division managers and in collaboration with other levels of supervision. Accepted candidates for the position will have the opportunity to apply their skills in both the office and field, and to gain firsthand work experience and knowledge in the various aspects of IMCS, focusing on the workings of the Electric Traction system. 



  • Assist division managers with project oversight, and work planning. 
  • Review Prints and schematics related to department work. 
  • Material tracking/ordering based on project prints. 
  • Assist with plan develop for emergency repairs.
  • Assist in providing technical, logistical, and administrative support to ensure the successful completion of assigned project tasks within scope, schedule, and budget. Receive instruction on and become familiar with Electric Traction safety standards, work procedures, and operating practices.
  • Other specific c work assignments may be determined as necessary



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in Civil / Mechanical / Electrical engineering or Construction Management.
  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher



  • Relevant work experience (e.g., internships, summer positions, school jobs) 
  • Must have the ability to coordinate efforts with other technical disciplines 
  • Strong Safety Focus
  • Demonstrated experience in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ) 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


The hourly range is $17.50 per hour - $35.00 per hour. Pay is based on factors including school year, program of study, etc.  In addition paid internships include Amtrak rail pass privileges as a part of the experience along with one (1) PTO day per academic year.


Please be advised that the Summer 2024 internship program will run from May 20th - August 9th.

Requisition ID:160497
Posting Location(s):Maryland
Job Family/Function:Engineering; Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:0 - 5% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.