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Developmental Intern (AGILe Lab)


Albany, US


At the New York Power Authority, you will be empowered to think big, do good and transform the energy industry. We are a collaborative team of over 2,400 energy technologists, IT specialists, business experts, hydro engineers, and diverse professionals leading the energy revolution. With state-of-the-art technology, advanced research and development, a modernized infrastructure and a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG), we provide New Yorkers with low-cost, clean, reliable power — and we are well on the way to becoming the first end-to-end digital utility in the country.

Our paid Summer Developmental Internship, running from June 5 - August 4, is a 9-week program that may be virtual or a hybrid of virtual and in-person experiences.  As an Intern, you will receive professional development, on-the job experience in the energy industry, exposure to executives, and networking opportunities to help build a solid foundation for your future career.

If you are passionate about our mission – to lead the transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York through customer partnerships, innovative energy solutions, and the responsible supply of affordable, clean and reliable electricity, we are looking for you!

Project Specifics:

In this role, you will collaborate in developing Grid Forming (GFM) control models for Inverter-Based Resources (IBRs), to be incorporated in NYS real-time simulation models.
The project includes the following items:
1- Developing 3 GFM schemes, namely Droop-based, VSM-based, and dVoC-based control in OPAL-RT ePHASORsim platform
2- Benchmark developed models
3- Integrate GFM models in NYS model and perform comprehensive tests

This project is in line with one of AGILe's internal projects aiming at developing models of state-of-the-art technologies to study the impacts of IBR deployment in the transmission grid, as well as helping achieve NYPA's VISION2030 in leading the transition to a carbon-free, innovative energy solutions, and clean and reliable electricity.

The Summer Developmental Intern program is ideal for a college or graduate level student interested in:

  • Exploring how hydropower, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and various exciting initiatives at NYPA are changing the power industry
  • Seeing firsthand what it’s like to work for New York State
  • Learning about NYPA’s commitment to New York State citizens and the communities where our generation facilities are located
  • Learning about our various energy sites to see how our power is made and how important it is to provide reliable electricity in New York
  • Gaining a foundation on the energy regulations that govern our industry

Internships will be ideal for students pursuing degrees in the following disciplines: 

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Development



  • Participate in department-specific projects, analysis, research methods and learn project management skills
  • Develop business solutions that support the delivery of NYPA’s VISION2030
  • Participate in a cross-functional team project
  • Research and provide insight on industry best practices
  • Other duties as assigned; will vary based on area of interest

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task with competing priorities
  • Collaborative and team player
  • Customer-focused

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Must be matriculated in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited institution at the time of application
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the internship
  • Be available on the designated start date on June 5th

Physical Requirements

To be filled in from the Justification Form

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The hourly rate for this position is based on the level of education at the time the intern program begins:

Sophomore $15.50
Junior $15.50
Senior (or May 2023 graduate) $19.50
Current graduate/law student $21.50






The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to

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We are a team of over 1,900 energy technologists, IT specialists, business experts, hydro engineers, and other professionals leading the energy revolution. With state-of-the-art technology, advanced R&D, and a modernized infrastructure, we provide New Yorkers with low-cost, clean, reliable power — and we are well on the way to becoming the first fully digital utility in the country. At NYPA, you will be empowered to think big, do good, and transform the energy industry.

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