Patriot Rail Company LLC

Patriot Rail Company is excited to offer an internship opportunity to a hard-working, goal-oriented, career-minded student.  Through this internship, you will gain a valuable experience that will help to obtain some of the skills needed for a future career in communications.

Patriot Rail is a railroad holding company that owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads throughout the U.S. Formed in 2006, we have grown and will continue to grow through the acquisition of short line railroads. With corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, we currently own thirteen railroads and employ approximately 200 men and women from diverse backgrounds in twelve states across the nation.

Through this internship program, the student will work with in our commercial department with Heather Anckner, AVP, Contracts.  Duties will include

  • Research and determine Key Stakeholders for 1-3 Railroad properties owned by Patriot Rail Company LLC primarily through web and news research.
    • Prepare a Stakeholder Map.  Key Stakeholders include:
      • Political officials
      • Economic Development partners, both within the community as well as at State and Federal levels
      • Key community activists and/or supporters
    • Develop a Community/EDC Relations plan for the area
    • Determine if Newsletter distributed to Key Stakeholders would be beneficial for assigned Railroad(s); if so, develop a template and produce the first addition.
  • Develop press releases and media alert templates for the railroads assigned; craft any necessary press releases while under supervision
  • Develop one page fact/data sheets for parcels available for Industrial Development, Transload operations, Warehousing capabilities and the Railroad itself.
  • Review web page and make recommendations for improvement to increase visibility and page hits
  • Potentially work on a Customer Appreciation dinner for assigned Railroad(s)
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