Spring 2024- University Recruitment Intern - 90282096

Date: Nov 7, 2023

Location: US

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 University Recruiting intern will work closely with various members of the recruiting team on recruitment and hiring practices, business forecasting, and employment branding strategies. They will also assist in creating content on social media platforms that highlight employment brand proposition and aligns with our corporate brand and recruitment marketing strategy. The intern will partner with recruiters and Amtrak’s managers regarding engagement to promote Amtrak opportunities while also participating in recruitment strategy meetings.

In addition to your valuable on the job learning, interns participate in robust programming including professional development activities, cross-functional projects, senior leader exposure, networking events, and visits to a variety of Amtrak sites and schools. These events will help you gain exposure to the many exciting opportunities that lay ahead of you as you build your career at Amtrak.



  • Works closely with various members of Amtrak’s Talent Acquisition team to enhance comprehension of recruitment processes, strategies, and best practices.
  • Attend career fairs and recruitment events as available.
  • Learn the full recruitment process, from in-take meeting with managers to onboarding a new hire.
  • Source resumes, phone screen applicants and schedule interviews as needed.
  • Participate in business focused recruitment strategy meetings.
  • Work objectively with solid judgement to influence candidate selection decisions.
  • Assist with projects aligned with process improvements and recruitment development.
  • Create and maintain internal intern newsletter, interview Amtrak employees for bi-weekly podcast release and other communication.
  • Create social media content to attract applicants for various entry-level positions.
  • May support other recruiting activities as assigned.



  • Actively pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or MBA degree program with a focus in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Marketing, Journalism and/or a related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • 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



  • Must be available to work at least 30hrs per week.
  • Relevant work experience and/or HR internship experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or the community.
  • A desire to build a career in human resources in a fast-paced service and industrial environment.
  • Highly skilled communicator (verbal and written), strong analytical, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to execute with minimal direction and prepared to navigate change with patience, optimism, and poise.
  • Intellectually curious; always willing to probe deeper to understand organizational behavior and performance.
  • Experience with Canva, Anchor for Podcast or Tik-tok, etc


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 Spring 2024 internship program will begin between January and Feburary!

Requisition ID:157265
Posting Location(s):Maryland; Delaware; District of Columbia; Illinois; Pennsylvania; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
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.