Intern: Freight Forwarding (Spring 2023)

The Freight Forwarding internship position will be responsible for working with various Volvo Business Areas, Internal partners, Freight Forwarders and Carriers. Activities including, but not limited to export shipments in support of international manufacturing with use of Volvo’s Trade Management system, additional systems to support export processes, statistical analysis in support of operational support within the Freight
Forwarding Team in Dublin, VA.

Role Mission:
The Freight Forwarding internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to promote the student's career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study.

The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Volvo Group Production Logistics by working on projects for the Freight Forwarding Team. Internships are structured learning experiences where interns and full time professionals work together on projects within their selected area of the organization.

The internship allows students to integrate their International Business/Logistics knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo Group Production Logistics.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Assist with research and data collection in support of international shipments and/or deviations
  • Support Freight Forwarding Team within assigned export/ import activities
  • Assist with quantitative analysis of cross dock volumes, export shipment activity, and Trade Management System reporting.
  • Perform reviews of export shipment files for accuracy & completeness
  • Assist with operational project activities in support of inbound and outbound operations.
Professional Objectives:
  • Weekly Writing Assignments - Brief written summaries of the learning experiences and project updates will be required.
  • Project Presentations - Formal project presentations will be required to be presented to peers, management, and senior leaders within the organization.
Education Required:
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in International Logistics at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • US Customs operational experience preferred.
Skill Sets Required:
  • Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Applicants should be proficient in use of web based tools, access database, and mainframe internal systems
  • Strong communication skills with both internal and external parties.
  • Multi-tasking and working in cross-functional teams to meet deadlines efficiently
Expected Commitment

This internship will require up to 30 hours per week during the Spring 2023 semester, with the specific working schedule to be agreed upon with the hiring manager.

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands - Volvo, Volvo Penta, UD Trucks, Terex Trucks, SDLG, Renault Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, Mack, Eicher, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Application Process


The journey begins! An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile by login in to your account. The hiring team will review your application together with the hiring manager. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with information about the following steps.