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J.B. Hunt Transport Logistics Internship in West Des Moines, Iowa

Job Opening ID:

00324960 Logistics Internship (Open)

Job Title:

Logistics Internship




United States of America




West Des Moines

Full/Part Time:

Part time


Job Description Summary:

The Time to ACT is Now Do you want to be a part of this growth by jump starting your career as an intern? This is not your typical internship! Gone are the days of making copies and fetching coffee. Our interns jump in and create value instantly -- they contribute just as any other full time employee. They learn about our business inside and out, placing them into a position in which they can be considered for full-time employment upon graduation…with a leg up on their competition!

Job Description:


  • Manage carriers to ensure on-time service

  • Negotiate transportation rates with our carriers to meet profit goals

  • Learn and train to market J.B. Hunt's solutions to existing and prospective customers

  • Monitor in-transit freight and troubleshoot problems to ensure on-time delivery

  • Learn and train to market, service and promote J.B. Hunt’s services and solutions to existing and prospective customers

  • Learn and train to manage a network of partner carriers to move freight in profitable manner

  • Resolve complex problems and develop useful knowledge becoming fluent in the language of logistics and transportation

  • Networking to build long lasted relationships

  • Other duties as required


  • Currently juniors or seniors preferred

  • GPA of at least 2.7; GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Have demonstrated leadership qualities

  • Be available to work 20-25 hours per week; we will be flexible with class schedules

Preferred Qualifications:




Work Experience:



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


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.