Machine Learning Spring/Summer Intern 2024

at Norfolk Southern
Published September 7, 2023
Location Atlanta, United States of America
Category Machine Learning  
Job Type Internship  


A Day in the Life of a Machine Learning Intern:

As a Machine Learning Intern, you will be working with a team of Machine Learning professionals who apply various cutting-edge machine learning and statistical techniques to real-life use-cases and provide actionable insights to the business. You will have the opportunity of working with Norfolk Southern’s big data analytics platform and mine massive amounts of data using various toolsets like R, Python, Spark, TensorFlow, Keras, OpenCV, Hive, etc.


Principal Duties

  • Design, develop, and implement machine learning algorithms for unique use cases.
  • Evaluate accuracy and quality of the designed models as well as data sources.
  • Stay up to date with the latest models and changes in the technology.
  • Communicate results and implications to colleagues and business partners.



  • Proficiency in Python required, Spark preferred.
  • Hands-on and theoretical knowledge of various Machine Learning algorithms and tools.
  • Expertise with Time Series problems is a plus.
  • Experience with data visualization tool/software (e.g., matplotlib, seaborn, Tableau)
  • Experience operating in a Unix/Linux operating.



Preferred: Enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D program during the Spring or Summer 2024 term.
Preferred Majors: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering – Statistics, Engineering - Systems Engineering, Mathematical Sciences - Applied Mathematics, or Physics


You MUST be able to work 40 hours a week in our midtown Atlanta office for 3 months during Spring or Summer 2024 term.  Relocation assistance is not provided, but NS does offer a Living Stipend (below), which is taxed.



Freshman $3,577.00 Sophomore $3,922.00 Junior $4,266.00 Senior $4,493.00 Masters $5,406.00 PhD $6,366.00

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


Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers.


We are a team of more than 20,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and, gender identity. Together, we power progress. More information can be found at NS-EEO


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