Year Round Intern - Environmental Management

Date:  Feb 9, 2024

Omaha, NE, US, 68000

Reference Number:  1110 
Department: Safety 
Closing Date:  03/31/2024

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Are you a creative problem solver with strong analytical skills?  Do you have a passion for the environment and technology?  Union Pacific Railroad is looking for high-energy, hard-working individuals who value teamwork and are dedicated to making a difference in the transportation industry with a focus on environmental management.  We love thinking smart, innovating, and moving fast to solve problems.  Experience an internship in our Environmental Management Group and help us revolutionize the way we build America. 


We are seeking students who are interested in working year-round, preferably freshman, sophomore, or junior. Students must be able to work 15-25 hours a week during the school year and full-time during the summer.  Summer positions will be in Omaha with possible housing opportunity.


As an intern, you will support our environmental management team in delivering on our vision and commitment to compliant and sustainable operations.  You will build knowledge and experience in our business objectives, processes, systems, and services.  You will have extensive contact with team members and interact with senior leaders.  There will also be the opportunity to put your leadership, technical skills, and business knowledge to immediate use through high-value project assignments.  Internship opportunities are available in a variety of areas within our environmental management team giving you opportunities to work with subject matter experts in air, water, and waste compliance.  As well as on projects driving sustainability and conservation.  In addition, we have opportunities to work with our environmental services & technology team on data analytics and Tableau reporting projects.  We will work with you to determine the best placement based upon your education, skill set, and preferences. You will be assigned projects equivalent to those of an analyst and will be given the opportunity to manage a project from start to finish.


  • Assist with project management for various company initiatives and special projects
  • Learn and perform core business group work tasks, processes, and customer services
  • Perform administrative support for business group managers
  • Develop and execute project action plans and perform team assignments
  • Build and strengthen a network of professional contacts across the Company
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications - Required

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Basic organization AND prioritization skills
  • Basic time and project management skills
  • proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Qualifications - Preferred

  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • College credit towards a Bachelor's degree in Business, Environmental Sciences, Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, or Economics
  • Intermediate computer skills with ability to learn UP's systems and databases in order to successfully accomplish desired project results
  • Experience in data analysis and reporting

Physical Requirements

Work Conditions

  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • 18 years of age or older


What we offer:

  • A strengths-based, engagement-focused, and performance-oriented culture
  • A flexible, casual and hybrid work environment that allows you to work on-site and from home. (as the job allows)
  • Ongoing learning, development, and Educational Assistance (including little to no out-of-pocket cost for online and in-person courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha)
  • On-site cafeteria (with employee discount), fitness center (free to employees), federal credit union, all in Union Pacific Center headquarters building in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Competitive compensation 

Inclusion Statement

Union Pacific’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is based on our desire to create an environment where people can be their best, personally and professionally. Our employees are unique individuals. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status.

As America's railroad, Union Pacific has an innate responsibility to speak out against all forms of discrimination while creating an environment where all can see themselves belonging and succeeding.