Developmental Intern - Electrical Engineering

Location: Massena, NY, US

This select 12-week paid internship program begins June 2019 and ends August 2019.


The Electrical Engineering intern will work on the following:

  • Assist in the construction of the 765KV MOD Replacement at Massena Substation
  • Assist in the review of the power feed requirements for the STL Water Ball Replacement
  • Assist in Sensor Deployment Phase II, investigate the new sensors to be installed and interface with existing equipment
  • Investigate/create a plan for Critical Power availability in the Admin building in the dam
  • Input assets and items into Maximo to help with PMs and CMs in the future

In addition to these projects/responibilities, as the opportunities arise to take on corrective, work orders that need further investigation may be assigned to the intern in order to broaden knowledge to different types ofequipment that they may encounter.

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


  • The intern will gain knowledge in industry standards and best practices.
  • They will also gain knowledge in common equipment and materials that are used industry wide and their application.


  • Job planning (scheduling)
  • print reading
  • time management
  • public speaking skills


  • The ability to read prints and navigate drawings of an electric system.
  • They will also gain the ability to analyze an entire job and plan the work through all stages of construction starting with work scope identification to closeout.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Technical Competencies:

  • Must possess fundamental knowledge of electrical circuits

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Must be able to communicate clearly with peers
  • Must be able to seek help/advice when required
  • Be willing to take on new tasks that may be out of their comfort zone to broaden their own skillset (we will be there to provide support)

Education Background:

  • Student enerting at least their 3rd year of undergraduate Electical Engineering studies.


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

Nearest Major Market: Massena