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Summer 2023 Labor Relations Internship

Primary Purpose:
The Labor Relations intern will be responsible for assisting the Labor Relations team at Norfolk Southern in performing research and drafting responses to questions, claims, and grievances that arise under the collective bargaining agreement(s) for various employee crafts. The position will also include the opportunity to research past practices, agreement interpretations, and arbitral precedent; as well as leverage analytical tools and historical data sets to defend Managements rights and maximize productivity. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to prepare briefs to defend Management’s position in arbitration. The ideal candidate will be very comfortable handling multiple priorities at a single time and have good verbal and written communication skills. 
This is a paid internship with a hybrid schedule in Atlanta, GA. The position will work out of our new Corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta 3 days per week and will be remote 2 days per week. 
Principal Duties:
•  Prepare summary analysis and recommendations in discipline cases. 
•  Research labor agreements and arbitration decisions in connection with claims and grievances. 
•  Develop quick reference tools for routinely used agreements/arbitration decisions 
•  Prepare claims and grievance correspondence and respond to agreement specific questions.
•  Prepare written arbitration briefs and advocate/defend Management’s position in arbitration
Pursing Degree Currently (Any)
Preferred Majors:
Labor Relations, Political Science, Business, Law, Industrial Relations, Personnel Management, Human Resources, as well as Liberal Arts degrees will be considered 
Skills and Abilities:
•  Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
•  Strong analytical thinking & decision-making skills
•  Objective thinking
•  Ability to study extensive reference materials, ask questions, resolve problems & grow from constructive feedback
•  Self-starter & time management 
•  Sophomore (28 to 59 credits) - $3,293/month
•  Junior (60 to 89 credits) - $3,553/month
•  Senior (90 or more credits) - $3,763/month
•  Law School / Graduate Student - $4,507/month
*Living stipend of $750/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. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.
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.