Developmental Intern - Operations Engineer

Location: Massena, NY, US

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


This summer's internship will aim to give the student a general understanding of power plant equipment and operations. Power plant engineering involves more than electrical engineering alone. An Operations Engineer should have a multidisciplinary understanding of engineering applications, including civil and environmental, mechanical, and electrical. 

Additionally, an engineer must have good time management skills and be able to recognize what duties take priority over others. The intern shall be responsible for two (2) projects to execute concurrently throughout the summer. The goal is to create a plan to work in parallel and execute accordingly. A weekly progress meeting will be held to assist the intern in effective project execution. 

The intern is responsible for a presentation in Power Point form to the site at the end of the summer to highlight accomplishments. 

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


  • The intern will gain an understanding of power plant operation and the effort that goes into the day to day aspects of such.


  • The projects assigned to the intern will foster skills in field survey of equipment, print reading and development, balance of concurrent tasks, work priority ranking, and the use of MS SharePoint. 


  • The internship should expand on the intern's technical writing, print reading, and understanding of digital controls. 

Education, Experience and Certifications

Technical Competencies:

  • MS Office, including MS Project (desirable), AutoCADD, MAXIMO
  • Technical writing and print reading are a must

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Candidate should be outgoing and an effective communicator. 
  • Ability to work autonomously with moderate level of mentoring

Education Background:

  • Junior or Senior studying Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. 
  • Other technical disciplines may be considered based on aptitude. 


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

Nearest Major Market: Massena