J.B. Hunt Transport Transportation Logistics Internship in Chicago, Illinois

Job Opening ID:

00302023 Transportation Logistics Internship (Open)

Job Title:

Transportation Logistics Internship

Department:

Operations

Country:

United States of America

State/Province:

Illinois

City:

Chicago

Full/Part Time:

Part time

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Job Description Summary:

Our summer interns are given all the opportunities and responsibilities of our full time employees. We offer a flexible work schedule to accommodate your busy life and competitive pay based on market rates. During the course of the summer, you will be given the opportunity to work with and be mentored by some of the most talented professionals in the industry.

You could spend your internship in any one of our business units: Integrated Capacity Solutions, Dedicated Contract Services, Final Mile, or Truckload, or in a role that supports the whole company such as Security, Driver Recruiting, or Partner Development. As a summer intern, you are given exclusive insight into the operations of a Fortune 500 corporation.

You have the opportunity to sharpen your professional skills while working on live projects that make an impact on our internal and external clients. Most importantly, you get to see how your perspective can make a real difference in one of the nation's most important industries.

Job Description:

What will you do:

  • Rotate throughout your business unit learning from industry professionals to gain a better understanding of its function within the company;

  • You may lead, coordinate and manage special projects that will help solve actual industry related problems while gaining real life-experience;

  • Demonstrate and polish your communication skills across various mediums through practical experience and problem-solving while working with top name customers across the nation;

  • Utilize the industry's top technology and partner with business experts to identify effective and efficient ways to best serve your customers wide range of needs;

  • Collaborate with your team and internal business partners to resolve complex challenges and develop useful knowledge becoming fluent in the language of logistics and transportation;

  • Engage and connect in ongoing training and professional development activities focused on enhancing your skills and abilities to become the next industry expert;

  • Network with a wide variety of customers, carriers, and drivers to start building the foundation to a successful career in Supply Chain Logistics

Start Date:

  • Preferably sometime in mid to late May 2019.

  • You will also be invited to our Corporate office in Northwest Arkansas for our intern kickoff event.

The ideal internship candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated leadership qualities;

  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior currently enrolled in an accredited institution;

  • Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher;

  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills;

  • Be proficient in business-related computing applications (e.g., Microsoft Office)

  • Have some knowledge of the industry and the products and services we offer;

  • Be available to work 25-40 hours per week;

  • Have the ability to work in teams and individually;

  • Provide his or her own living accommodations in Northwest Arkansas for the summer

Preferred Qualifications:

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Competencies:

Communication, Creativity (JBH Rating Scale), Customer Service, Working with Others

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Company Overview:

Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.

Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.

Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.

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