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Internship - Engineering

  • Req ID: 100319
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Summer Student
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Bensenville, Illinois
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 2


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.



An exciting (paid) opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the dynamic, fast-paced Railway industry! This position runs May to August (potential for Fall part-time work) and will provide you with a  project to independently manage, while receiving support from an assigned leader and mentor.  Projects are scoped in alignment with your term length, are based mainly in the office, and typically will focus on asset management.



  • Ability to locate, understand, communicate and summarize industry agreements;
  • Create yard schematics from Google Earth across the system using AutoCAD;
  • Asset enrichment template creation and data entry;
  • Assist operations of LiDAR Collection;
  • Hi-Rail with Roadmasters and Inspectors learning day to day Engineering railroad operations.



  • Entering 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies in a Civil or Mechanical Engineering Program;
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, AutoCAD and Shared Drives;
  • Must have dexterity on PC keyboard;
  • Must have good communication skills;
  • Must have good organization skills, and be able to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Ability to work long hours with changing work schedule;
  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues.



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


CP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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