J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT) has opened a new office on the University of Arkansas campus dedicated to helping students gain real-world experience within the transportation and logistics industry.
J B Hunt On The Hill will provide up to 60 interns each semester with the opportunity to work with several of the company’s key business areas, the customer experience team, and engineering and technology. The program is housed in a new 6,100-square-foot office suite at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park near Fayetteville. To give it a cohesive corporate atmosphere, the space has been designed to resemble J B Hunt’s headquarters with similar color schemes, furniture and décor.
Stuart Scott, executive vice president and chief information officer of J B Hunt, said, “J B Hunt On The Hill is unlike any internship opportunity available to U of A students pursuing a career in this industry. Through the program, J B Hunt will engage with some of the school’s top talent and potential future employees, and students will gain firsthand knowledge of working at a Fortune 500 transportation company without the inconvenience of having to frequently leave campus.”
The program will host guest lectures and workshops for students featuring J B Hunt leadership, clients, and vendors as well as U of A professors. Students will also work on innovation projects that address digitization of supply chain management.
Internships for J B Hunt On The Hill are paid, part-time positions with flexible hours to accommodate students’ schedules. No specific major or study area is required. Some of the day-to-day responsibilities include setting delivery appointments, interacting with customers, developing innovative and disruptive technologies, and performing administrative tasks that support the needs of clients.
For information about applying, see www.jbhunt.jobs/office and filter for part-time positions in Arkansas.
This program is one of several collaborations between J B Hunt and the U of A. In 2017, the firm made a $2.75 million investment in the university to create the J B Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence. The center is a combined effort between the company, the College of Engineering, and the Sam M Walton College of Business to advance supply chain management efficiency through technology.
In 2014, J B Hunt and the Walton College launched the J B Hunt Supply Chain University, which pairs students with supply chain partners to help improve business operations and develop innovative solutions to solve industry challenges.
For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.