Transportation and Logistics Intern (Summer 2022)

Location : Location US-NE-Grand Island
1st Shift


Location: Midwest Express (Grand Island, NE)

Internship Dates: Full Time for approximately 12 weeks (May - August 2022)


As a Transportation and Logistics Intern, you will: 

  • Assume responsibility for load planning, optimization, and scheduling of all loads.
  • Proactively work with team members to solve for service failures through relays or planning changes to exhaust all efforts of operations to execute at the lowest possible cost.
  • Pivotal link between Load Planner, Driver Managers (customer service and backhaul planning), Drivers, Maintenance, Safety, Payroll, Accounting and Human Resources.
  • Assign loads to trucks, following the company’s policy on planning requirements.
  • Process delay in transit messages for all loads and proactively communicate delays to customers on backhaul freight.
  • Respond to customer and operational needs by answering e-mails, phone calls, tracking shipments, and recovering shipments to service our customers.
  • Monitor KPI’s and provide solutions for continuous improvement.
  • NOTE: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.



  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Must have completed your Junior year at an accredited College or University.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Have the desire and ability to work well both independently and cross functionally.
  • Are willing to engage others through strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Are an inquisitive individual that has a desire to gain knowledge through experience.
  • Ability to perform all duties required in both office and manufacturing environments wearing proper PPE.
  • Have reliable transportation to and from working location.

In return, at American Foods Group you will find a winning culture that will invest in you and your future. A few perks and experiences you will gain:

  • Earning a competitive wage.
  • Provided housing at no cost to you.
  • The opportunity to become exposed and develop knowledge and skills associated with the food processing business.
  • Thrive in a teamwork environment, honing interpersonal skills, and formulate potential career opportunities.
  • Manage various projects throughout the internship that are specific to your declared discipline.
  • Earn academic credits though a supervised educational internship (if applicable).
  • Learn specifically about American Foods Group and gain real work experience that you cannot achieve in the classroom.

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