Summer 2024- Data Science Intern - 90367202 - Washington

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Job Description

The Safety & Security Analytics Team in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis is seeking qualified candidates for a year long internship. The intern will work closely with analysts to generate statistical and graphical analyses of data that provide meaningful insight to safety data trends and generate predictions that are actionable. The intern will also engage with process and data experts throughout the organization to learn how to create a unified approach to problem solving related to identifying risks to customers and employees, mitigation strategies, and/or to improve processes to eliminate injuries, hazards, and risks in the workplace. The intern will focus on learning to design data modeling processes, create algorithms and predictive models to extract, analyze, summarize, and visualize data.


  • Learn to identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes while adhering to quality standards and procedures.
  • Learn to Interpret and analyze data using exploratory mathematic and statistical techniques based on the scientific method to discover trends and patterns.
  • Participates in guided, multifaceted analytic studies against large volumes of data.
  • Conducts research and analytic activities utilizing various data points (unstructured and structured) and employ programming to clean, massage, and organize the data.
  • Work closely with analysts to experiment against data points, provide information based on experiment results and provide previously undiscovered solutions to data challenges.


  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be actively pursuing a graduate degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, data analytics, data science, or other quantitative field.
  • Must have at least 3 years of academic undergraduate studies completed or a junior status at minimum.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm


  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Python, or other programming languages
  • Knowledge of SQL or other querying languages
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel including VBA to build macros, pivot tables, and advanced formulas/functions
  • Knowledge of or experience with using BI tools such as PowerBI, SAP Business Objects, Tableau, or equivalent and data frameworks such as Hadoop, Spark or equivalent
  • Knowledge of building predictive models and machine-learning algorithms a plus


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

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 Summer 2024 internship program will run from May 20th - August 9th.

Requisition ID:160635

Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia

Job Family/Function:Safety & Security

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.

Company Info.


The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak is a passenger railroad service that provides medium and long-distance inter-city rail service in 46 of the 48 contiguous United States and to nine cities in Canada. Amtrak is a portmanteau of the words America and trak, the latter itself a sensational spelling of track.

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