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YRC Freight Safety Internship Summer 2023 in Overland Park, Kansas


The mission our Safety team states: Working together, we identify and control exposure to champion safety in all we do. This internship provides an opportunity to learn about the transportation industry from one of the largest LTL carries in the country while performing operational and administrative functions, gaining professional experience, and exposure in the field of study.


  1. Under direct supervision of a mentor, learn and develop skills in field of study.

  2. Gain exposure to the business environment and transportation industry.

  3. Perform basic tasks and administrative duties, support Safety initiatives as required.

  4. Create new, and revise existing, safety training content to align with current strategies.

  5. Analyze data and create reports to help inform and develop improvement plans accordingly.

  6. Participate on group projects.

  7. Assist with training and implementation of Safety programs to ensure compliance with OSHA, FMCSA, DOT, EPA and other regulatory agencies.

  8. Conduct literature reviews and research to support Safety projects.


  1. Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.

  2. Building Trusting Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.

  3. Collaborating - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.

  4. Communication - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.

  5. Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

  6. Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish work goals; taking action to achieve results beyond what is required; being proactive.

  7. Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.


  • Competitive pay based on experience


  1. In progress to a bachelor’s degree in Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Safety Environmental Management, Occupational Safety Management, or other related degree preferred.

  2. Proven track record in effectively working with others to achieve results.

  3. Able to provide example(s) of work to demonstrate ability to achieve results.

  4. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).


This job operates in a professional office environment indoors. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.


The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying of 10 lbs. of supplies and materials is required. 

Yellow Corporation, along with all subsidiary companies, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Requisition ID : 1965