Developmental Intern - Mechanical Engineering

Location: Astoria, NY, US


Our Developmental Intern Program provides high performing students with the opportunity to gain a broad view of the New York Power Authority’s role as the nation’s largest state-owned public power organization. This program, with critical job experience, is designed to give you a solid foundation for your career.

As an intern, you will be assigned a mentor to guide you with challenging assignments and to help you learn the skills needed in today’s workforce. While gaining valuable work experience, you will make real contributions to our organization. Interns will be given challenging work assignments where they will apply computer and engineering principles to the planning, analysis and design engineering tasks associated with hydroelectric, fossil fuel, and transmissions facilities. In addition, interns will be placed with key senior engineers to analyze, create and review designs, and write reports and documents for engineering tasks for NYPA’s transmission and generation facilities.

This intern will support the Engineering and Operations Departments on various projects including:

Researching and Ordering parts and components

Reviewing and Verifying Drawings

Engineering Design of smaller projects

Support developing economic justifications for O&M and Capital projects

Data collection, evaluation and presentation and report writing

Evaluating safety and environmental issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities the intern will walk away with after this internship

The key competencies/skills needed to perform the job:

Strong computer knowledge including MS-Office, AutoCAD, and Blueprint reading is required with ability to learn and use new computerized hardware and software. Self-motivated individual with proficient verbal and written communication skills.

Education, Experience and Certifications

High School/Equivalent

Minimum 3rd or 4th year Engineering student. Grade Point Average must be at least 3.0 and student transcript required with resume.

Less than 1 Year of Experience


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City