Overview

Introduction

Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is one of America's most recognized companies. The railroad's diversified business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products, and intermodal. Internships are designed to introduce UPRR career opportunities while working on real-world projects and gaining hands-on experience. Past interns say their time provided "hands-on experience" doing work that was "fun and challenging" in a "great environment with great mentorship."

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How To Apply

Apply online https://up.jobs/careers/professional/it/

https://up.jobs/careers/professional/it/

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Number Of Interns

101 or more

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Timing

Year-Round


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Hours

Part-time


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Min GPA

3.00 - 3.49

About the Program

UPRR internships offer a mix of work experience, professional development and networking opportunities. Internships are designed to introduce Union Pacific and career opportunities. Interns will work on challenging, real-world projects and gain hands-on experience and support.

UPRR's Year-Round Internship Program provides hands-on experience in a fast-paced business environment with one of America's leading transportation and logistics companies. The work schedule is flexible and can ...

About the Company

Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is one of America's most recognized companies. Connecting 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, it is a critical link in the global supply chain. Union Pacific operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems, and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.

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Intern Reviews


  • “On a day-to-day basis, we had our daily standup meeting to discuss what we accomplished the day before and what we were planning on working on that day. Then I worked on my given project and reached out to my mentor or my coworkers if I ran into problems, and they usually helped me get back on track pretty quickly. While I worked on my projects, I messaged other interns to see what they were up to and how their week was going.”
  • “On a day-to-day basis, we had our daily standup meeting to discuss what we accomplished the day before and what we were planning on working on that day. Then I worked on my given project and reached out to my mentor or my coworkers if I ran into problems, and they usually helped me get back on track pretty quickly. While I worked on my projects, I messaged other interns to see what they were up to and how their week was going.”
  • “Prepared, assembled, and published regulatory compliance plans such as SPCC, SWPPP, and OPA 90 Facility Response Plans to comply with various state and federal environmental regulations. Facilitated the workflow system used to interact with third-party environmental consultants, providing them with all documents and materials necessary to advise Union Pacific. Published a weekly noncompliance action inventory report to highlight noncompliance incidents and tasks/actions being taken to remediate such issues. Streamlined the environmental clearinghouse communications system by revising standard processes for handling correspondence regarding environmental issues from within and without Union Pacific. And spearheaded projects to ensure data validation and asset tracking remained consistent throughout the entire environmental group (EMG).”
  • “My duties day-to-day were working on the tickets I was assigned, which usually involved programming with either front-end languages or doing back-end work. Sometimes I got assigned a ticket that require research to see if it was possible to do that specific task with our recourses. I also attended meetings that I was invited to.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “The application process was pretty easy. I submitted a resume and cover letter, and someone contacted me about an interview. I only had two interviews. One was over the phone, and the other was in person. My second ‘interview’ was more casual, as they wanted me to meet the new person who would actually be my manager.”
  • “There were a total two virtual interviews consisting of about 10 questions each with three panelists. I feel that the interview questions were fair, and if one prepares beforehand, they’re easy to answer. My panelists were good people who took time to explain tasks and answer any questions I might have.”
  • “Super-friendly interviewers that have a wide variety of expertise. I’d say every interview I’ve had was more informal than formal; however, they definitely take it seriously. I enjoyed having casual conversations instead of answering questions like a robot.”
  • “Interviews were easygoing, but there were some had hard questions. Coming prepared is expected.”