Fall 2023 Drug and Alcohol Program Intern - 90362877

Date: Aug 30, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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.


The safety of employees, guests and customers is Amtrak’s highest priority. The Drug and Alcohol Program Intern position offers a flexible schedule and provides administrative and operational support to Amtrak’s Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program which aims to address alcohol and substance misuse and achieve a healthy and safe workplace through a comprehensive program, including testing.\



  • Technical oversight for onsite testing events conducted by third-party collectors, in compliance with federal and state regulations and Amtrak policies
  • Day-to-day administrative support for Amtrak’s Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program including conducting compliance audits, reporting, benchmarking, communicating with third-party vendors such as collectors, Medical Review Officer, testing labs.
  • Accurate interpretation and application of federal and state drug testing regulations
  • Technical assistance and consultation to internal staff and stakeholder groups with regard to drug and alcohol testing protocols and policies (some off-duty calls may be necessary) 
  • Subject matter expertise for disciplinary hearings
  • Continuous learning and demonstrated understanding relative to drug testing regulations, legal updates, and industry trends



  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution in social services, nursing services, drug treatment, peer prevention services, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and relevant experience
  • Able to communicate to all stakeholders, at every level  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of products (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Must display sound judgment and maintain confidentiality
  • 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
  • Able to work without direct supervision



  • Previous experience with Department of Transportation regulations
  • Previous safety-related experience
  • 2+ years’ previous relevant experience 

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 Fall 2023 internship program will run from September 18th - April 26th (full academic year).

Requisition ID:159680
Posting Location(s):N/A
Job Family/Function:Human Capital; Safety & Security 
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.