Developmental Intern - Engineering General Maintenance

Location: Massena, NY, US

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


The intern will be working with STL General Maintenance Department Staff on several projects including field gathering of GIS data to build the new GIS model for STL starting with the dam safety instrumentation, drainage and other buried utilities.  In preparation for this and to improve our maintenance records we are looking to have the intern review and investigate what supporting information we have, what format it is in and how it can be included in the GIS model.  This includes reviewing all record drawings.  Intern will continue the work of previous summer interns, updating the Facility inspection database with maintenance reports and project information.

1.  Perform field Dam Safety inspections with Senior Civil Engineer.
2.  Work with Site engineers on GIS Model and new digital dam safety application.
3.  Gain field experience and increased knowledge of Power Generation Industry and plant maintenance.

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


  • Intern will gain further field and professional experience in power generation facility, including safety and environmental knowledge. 


  • Technical writing.  
  • Field data gathering with portable GPS survey equipment.  
  • Arcview GIS skills.  
  • Construction and dam safety inspection skills.


  • Intern will gain experience working in a professional environment with other engineers, managers, contractors and craft  personnel.  
  • This will include presentation skills, inter-personnel skills and other field experience.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Technical Competencies:

  • Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Power Point experience required.  
  • GIS and GPS experience is recommended.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Personable
  • outgoing
  • good work ethic.

Education Background:

  • Civil, Mechanical Engineering background recommended.  
  • Work experience in an industrial, construction or field work setting is preferred. 


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

Nearest Major Market: Massena