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Summer 2024 Sourcing Intern

A Day in the Life

As a Fortune 300 company with over 18,000 employees, Norfolk Southern fosters strategic business to business partnerships with suppliers to meet operational and support needs for Norfolk Southern. As an intern, within the Sourcing department, you will be working directly with tenured staff to learn the ins and outs of our sourcing processes, negotiation strategies and agreements. The intern will build relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers by placing orders for assigned items using current price or current purchase agreements, negotiate materials and/or services, and work with internal customers, supporting needs for Norfolk Southern departmental initiatives or operations. An intern will independently stay abreast of changing industrial standards through vendor relations, industrial publications, and coordinate site visits whenever possible. Additionally, an intern may be tasked with one or more projects such as researching supply chain dynamics, conducting RFI sessions, RFP development and proposal evaluations. 


What makes a successful Sourcing Intern?

  • A motivated self-starter committed to learning the ins and outs of the Sourcing department structure and procedures
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Willingness to study reference materials, ask questions and resolve problems
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Solid interpersonal skills along with the ability to grow from constructive feedback
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize work demands effectively, and meet deadlines without sacrificing standards of work
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management while being positive and professional



  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Economics/Finance/Accounting or other Business Major, Mathematics and majors in a similar field of study will be considered
  • Experience with MS Office software, BI tools, and basic finance or information systems skills




Freshman (27 or fewer credits) - $2,500/month

Sophomore (28 to 59 credits) - $2,800/ month

Junior (60 to 89 credits) - $3,000/month

Senior (90 or more credits) - $3,300/month

Graduate Student - $3,666/month


*Living stipend of $850/month is available to those who qualify.