Procurement Process Improvements Intern - 90283377 - Philadelphia

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

The purpose of this position is to attract individuals who are interested in a career in, Analytics and Reporting, Business Improvement, and/or Supply Chain and in developing business skills required to be effective in today’s challenging business environment. Candidates for the position will have the opportunity to apply research, organizational and analytical skills in a fast paced, diverse business environment while learning about Amtrak, a critical element of our nation’s transportation infrastructure. 

As a member of the Procurement & Supply Chain’s Business Improvement and Analytics team the ideal candidate will be able to: 


  • Assist with analysis, interpretation and reporting of various departmental KPIs. 
  • Coordinate supplier scorecard assessments to evaluate Amtrak’s vendor base.  
  • Identify business improvement opportunities based on lean six sigma principles.   
  • Conduct data scrub and data cleansing activities.   
  • Assist with analysis, interpretation and reporting of various cost savings and spend data.  
  • Follow-up on usage and data anomalies with Amtrak’s internal business partners.  
  • Attend office meetings, project meetings in Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington DC, and conference calls and prepare meeting minutes as required. 
  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution.  
  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in in Business Administration, Procurement, Supply Chain, Business Analytics, or similar degree. 
  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum.  
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 



  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment with frequently changing priorities. 
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills sufficient to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • High attention to detail and organizational aptitude. 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently. 
  • Experience in SAP and Ariba 
  • Experience in working in a professional office setting. 

Requisition ID:49241
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 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, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Finance || Internships & Co-Ops

Salary Range
$40,000.00 - 67,000.00
per Year
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Philadelphia, PA 19104, US