Developmental Intern - Engineering Protection & Controls

Location: White Plains, NY, US

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


The Protections & Controls Intern will support:

1) St. Lawrence IEC-61850 SAMAC Project - This project is part of NYPA's smart grid initiatives which utilizes new protection & control concepts associated with Digital Substations.
2) Plattsburgh Substation LEM Project -  This is a complete control house re-build with new protection and control panels and associated equipment slated to be installed and tested in 2019.  
3) Integration of the ASPEN Database with the relay protection settings on the ASPEN Oneliner Short Circuit program - Support is needed due to compliance requirement for the NERC PRC-027 Protection Coordination Standard.

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



  • Establish a working knowledge of the ASPEN Oneliner Short Circuit program
  • Establish a working knowledge of the relay software that are utilized for Protection & Control
  • Establish a working knowledge of the zones of protection utilized for Protection & Control



  • Understand basic concepts of IEC-61850
  • Understand basic concepts of Protection & Control
  • Understand ASPEN Database fundamentals and programming



  • Power Systems
  • Database and Excel experience
  • Creating algorithms and logic

Education, Experience and Certifications


Technical Competencies:

  • Knowledge of engineering application computer programs
  • Knowledge of computer database programs
  • Proficiency with Excel  


Behavioral Competencies:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Motivated
  • Detail Oriented
  • Good Communication skills


Education Background:

  • Major in Electrical Engineering


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City