Mechanical Engineering Intern - Summer 2024


Massena, US


The New York Power Authority is reimagining the role of the public utility and helping our customers take full advantage of the new electricity offerings. If you’re passionate about the customer experience and want to be part of our journey toward becoming the first end-to-end digital utility in the country, we want to hear from you. Learn more about us, our clean energy technologies and the trend-setting work we’re doing for New York State.


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


  • Exploring how hydropower, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and more exciting initiatives are changing the power industry
  • Seeing firsthand what it’s like to work for New York State, including exposure to labor unions and collective bargaining agreements
  • Learning about NYPA’s commitment to New York State citizens and the communities where our generation facilities are hosted
  • Gaining a foundation on the energy regulations that govern our industry


  • Providing technical support for routine O&M activities including troubleshooting, drawing preparation, procurement of materials, outage requests, implementation activities, and engineering/test data review.
  • Assisting in the review of current maintenance practices for suitability and economic reasonableness.  Preparing recommendations for improvement consistent with current technology and proactive industry, and government standards.
  • Aid and support in reviewing existing power apparatus, control systems, mechanical systems, civil infrastructure and other ancillary systems for performance and, or maintenance costs, and prepare recommendations for repair or replacement.  Includes supporting the preparation of all budget justification forms.
  • Support the preparation of engineering reports such as equipment failure, routine inspection reports or incident reports etc. As directed.
  • Review of non-complex engineering design packages including preliminary design criteria and specifications.
  • Provide technical support for the implementation of non complex equipment modifications or design changes and commissioning of major O&M and capital improvement projects.
  • Provide contractor oversight where necessary in the troubleshooting and or repair of equipment.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by management.

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 orientated
  • Customer-focused especially when dealing with vendors and internal clients

Education, Experience and Certifications

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program

The 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 2024 graduate) $19.50
Current graduate/law student $21.50








The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, 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 New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law. 
NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates’ disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns.  To request an accommodation, please email 

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