Spring 2022 Intern-Supplier Diversity Intern - 90292089 - Washington

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. 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 the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

The purpose of this position is to attract individuals who are interested in a career in Supplier Diversity as a part of Supply Chain/Procurement and in developing business skills required to be effective in a corporate environment. Candidates for the position will have the opportunity to apply computer, analytical and communication skills in a fast paced business environment that affects many departments and facets of the business while learning about SDO’s importance to Amtrak and its procurement needs as well as the history as a whole of a supplier diversity department and its work in advocacy.


  • Assist and support supplier diversity initiatives/processes within procurement.
  • Assist with processing, tracking, updating, and reporting of data from day to day activities as well as process improvements
  • Assist with research of targeted vendors for procurement needs
  • Assist with communications between SDO and internal and external customers
  • Assist with supporting various special projects as warranted
  • Assist with testing of written training guides/materials for SDO process and operations
  • Assist with preparation and participation for outreach events


  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in in Business Administration, Procurement, Supply Chain, Business Analytics, Sociology.  Will consider any undergraduate within reasonfor a candidate that expresses an interest in the area of Supplier Diversity.
  • 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
  • Some experience in MS Office software suite with strong aptitude in MS Excel and MS Word.
  • Ability to research, collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to identify challenges/barriers and make recommendations to get to a satisfactory outcome.


  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment with frequently changing priorities.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills sufficient to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Experience to advance knowledge in MS Office software suite with strong aptitude in MS Excel and MS Word.
  • Specific interest in working in the railroad industry and/or in a career in Supplier Diversity.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:72021
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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.

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.

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