Amtrak Careers

Moving America where it wants to go. Are you ready to join the Amtrak team? The success of our railroad is a result of our employees.

Moving America where it wants to go. Are you ready to join the Amtrak team? Amtrak connect businesses and communities across the country and 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. 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. Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Mission: The Future Rides with Us. You success is just a train ride away!


"Awareness is one of the greatest weapons available in fighting the crime of human trafficking. Since 2012, Amtrak has continued to educate our employees about human trafficking. Throughout the years, we have also initiated several measures to share information about this terrible crime with our customers; to raise their awareness of how human trafficking may appear if they witness it, and how to properly report it to local authorities." - Neil Trugman, Chief of Police, Amtrak.

Report human trafficking to the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 #VoicesOfTrafficking

Thanks to the students of Cardozo High School's STEM program for joining us today for a tour at our Ivy City maintenance facility. Was great to have you! #FutureOfRail

Come Ride With Me

Two of my favorite officers in Chicago. My friends Ofc Miller and her trusty side kick Ofc Sir Lord keeps my passengers nice and safe😊 #Texaseagle #Amtrak

A day in the life of an Amtrak conductor

Amtrak conductors do more than just take tickets... if you've ever wanted to know what the job is really like, this video is for you!

Ever wonder what it is like to be an Amtrak conductor? We do more than just take your ticket! Find out if a job as a train conductor is right for you.


June is National Safety Month! At Amtrak, we continue to make great progress in achieving our goal to be the safest passenger railroad company in the United States, all thanks to the hard work of our dedicated employees.

Welcome to Amtrak's newest class of #interns in Washington DC! We are happy to have you all on board!

Did you know that Amtrak is building a new interlocking, called Hanson, in Maryland? Once constructed, it will allow faster train speeds and increased capacity. We spoke with Capital Construction Manager Ryan Bannon about Hanson and his career at Amtrak. Read his story here:

Come Ride With Me

Friends don't allow friends to fly #Teamsmtrak #Texaseagle #ComeRideWithMe

Happy Earth Day from Amtrak! Here are a few of our favorite sustainability facts. #amtraksustains #earthday2019 #thefuturerideswithus

Sometimes a great career starts with an internship... Kayla is an Electrical Engineer that began her career Amtrak in 2013 as an intern. Read more about Kayla here:

Spring is the best time of year! #TeamAmtrak

Working for Amtrak is more than just a job... it is a career! Meet Anella, who started 23 years ago as an attendant on the Auto Train, and is now the Superintendent of On Board Service.

Read her story here:

"Come with an open mind because Amtrak has a great deal of opportunities for growth in a host of positions."

Here's to the strong, inspirational, and talented women that keep America's Railroad on track. #InternationalWomensDay

If you are a college student that needs money for school, this is your last chance to apply for the Amtrak Academic Scholarship! Applications close at the end of this month.

Today we remember Joseph Boardman, former Amtrak President and CEO, and US Air Force veteran.
December 23, 1948 - March 7, 2019

Thank you, #TeamAmtrak - Employee Appreciation Day

Thank you to all of our dedicated and hardworking employees. This railroad would not run without you! #EmployeeAppreciationDay

Today's employee profile is Andrew!

Andrew Green is a 2017 graduate of Penn State Altoona’s Rail Transportation Engineering program. He started his career in the railroad industry with internships at both Norfolk Southern and Amtrak, and was later hired by Amtrak full-time as a Management Trainee for the June 2018 class. In his spare time Andrew likes to sing, plays several musical instruments, and is a video gamer. He also collects OO gauge trains.
Read Andrew's profile here:

Want to become an Amtrak Management Trainee? Be sure to watch our site - applications will reopen this summer!

As National Engineers Week comes to an end, here is a collection of some of our favorite photos of Amtrak engineers and engineering projects. Thanks to our awesome engineers!

Anybody out there have a favorite Sleeping Car Attendant? #TeamAmtrak #EmpireBuilder

It's that time of year again... are you a college student interested in the railroad industry? Amtrak can help you pay for school! Apply for the Amtrak Academic Scholarship program, offering scholarships in Engineering, IT, and Business!

A future #TeamAmtrak employee right here...

We love our #Amtrak fans! This year’s Halloween 🎃 costumes were on track (pun intended)! ⁣

Bryce visited our Lorton, VA station, home of the #AutoTrain, in full costume to do his conducterly duties with our staff! ⁣

Are you a college student looking for opportunities at America's Railroad? Amtrak's #Internship and Co-Op programs are accepting applications for Fall, January, and Spring positions. Need money for school? Apply for our #Scholarship program, offering up to $5,000 scholarships. Amtrak has launched careers, inspired ideas and created opportunity for our nation - learn more about jump starting your career here:

Are you interested in a career at Amtrak? Come meet us in September at one of the following job fairs that we'll be attending!

As the long #LaborDay weekend comes to an end, just a special thanks to all of our #TeamAmtrak employees that work hard to move America where it wants to go, today and every day!

Behind the scenes of the new Dovetail Games simulator, working with #TeamAmtrak employee Matt to create a very real computer version of operating an Amtrak locomotive.

It's been a hot summer! Meet the "A/C Queen" who works on keeping your Amtrak trains cool!

Amtrak is excited to announce our 2018 Scholarship Award recipients! See all the winners here:

After a very competitive selection process, five technical and five business-focused scholarships, with awards ranging from $1,000–$5,000, have been awarded. Each candidate composed an essay about the significance of railroading in the United States, as well as submitted a resume highlighting their academic and extramural achievements. Our recipients’ locations range from west coast to east coast, with several different academic degree of focus. While they are all unique, all are passionate about the railroad and contributing to the future of the industry.

If you are a student, be sure to follow Amtrak Careers and Amtrak to be notified about future scholarship and internship opportunities!

Happy #NationalInternDay! If you are a college student looking for an awesome internship, Amtrak has several open internships looking for applications right now (and more to be posted in August!)

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Philadelphia Law Enforcement Hiring Expo yesterday. If you missed it, but are interested in a job with Amtrak, be sure to check out our website at!

Where can #TeamAmtrak take you today?

Amtrak Engineering

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Are you an engineer ready to hop onboard with #TeamAmtrak? Opportunities are available at all levels, including Deputy Chief Engineer in Philadelphia!

View all opportunities with Amtrak Engineering here:

Don't let a great career pass you by - sign up for our Talent Community and get job alerts for Amtrak jobs that match your interests and location!

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Amtrak Manager Trainee program

Are you a college graduate looking for a chance to work in the railroad industry? The Amtrak Manager Trainee program offers a unique opportunity to gain a broad perspective and valuable experience in a series of rotation assignments throughout Amtrak. Are you a college graduate looking for a chance to work in the railroad industry? The Amtrak Manager Trainee program offers a unique opportunity to gain a broad perspective and valuable experience in a series of rotation assignments throughout Amtrak

Are you a college student with an interest in the railroad industry? Amtrak is offering Engineering and Business Professional scholarships to help you pay for school!

Women in Rail 2017 – Caroline Decker, Amtrak

Congratulations to Caroline Decker and all the women at Amtrak who move America forward! Railway Age Women in Rail 2017 Decker, Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, leads her team with great care, balancing multiple stakeholders and prioritie...

Amtrak Police Department Recruitment Video

Interested in a job with the Amtrak Police Department? Amtrak recruiters will be at the New England Law Enforcement Hiring Expo on November 29th in Hartford, Connecticut. For more info, visit:

Interested in joining the Amtrak Police Department? Learn more about the department's role in keeping America's railroad safe.

The Amtrak Management Trainee Program

Amtrak’s Management Trainee Program is developing the future leaders of Amtrak. Visit for more info, and to apply!

Looking to start your career as a manager on the railroad? Come be a Management Trainee at America's Railroad!

Want to be an Amtrak Onboard Services Trainee in Seattle? We're hiring! Apply by 10/16 for the hiring event 10/19!

Amtrak IT – Improving the Customer Experience of America’s Railroad Behind the Scenes

Amtrak IT is innovating and improving the customer experience, check out what's next! #TeamAmtrak When people imagine an IT department, they often picture a group of people whose task is to organize and maintain the computers used by the employees of a company. Although that is certainly a part of what Amtrak IT does, it isn't the whole story!

Thanks for the #TeamAmtrak summer memories! #NYPrenewal is complete, and the last rerouted Empire Service train has departed Grand Central Terminal.

After an extensive rebuild, Track 10 is back in service at New York's Penn Station! The crew of train 176 to Boston prepare to board. #NYPRenewal #TeamAmtrak

Amtrak's Operations Management Trainee class gets a look at High Speed Operations at Sunnyside Yard.

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How do you train for your job? Amtrak engineers hone their skills in simulators like this one at our Wilmington training center! #TeamAmtrak

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