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Developmental Intern - Environmental Studies & Remediation


White Plains, NY, 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 here.


The Summer Developmental 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
  • Visiting the Blenheim-Gilboa power project to see up close how our power is made and how important pumped storage is to reliable electricity in New York
  • Gaining a foundation on the energy regulations that govern our industry


Please apply to only one Developmental Intern position at NYPA. We may consider your experience for other Developmental Intern positions if your experience fits.


The intern would primarily work on developing Mobile GIS applications for field operations occurring throughout various departments within NYPA.  Some of the skills needed to support this would be a thorough understanding of GIS programming and building custom applications using ArcGIS API’s (Application Programming interface) and ArcGIS Server and Online technologies

The intern will work with Cultural Resource Specialists to assist in building a geodatabase of historical resources in NY State to be used as screening tool to support NYPA staff in identifying areas of potential concern that would be affected by NYPA projects.

Additionally, the intern would be tasked with building geodatabases, creating data dictionaries, creating custom map applications, establishing appropriate data security, and proving documentation to support ongoing NYPA GIS requests.

Some travel to NYPA facilities and transmission assets may be required.

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
  • Ability to design Mobile and Desktop GIS applications to support Utility Operations for both office and field operations.
  • The use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for utilities.  Knowledge of Transmission Systems and maintenance of land records.
  • The ability to work with multiple disciplines throughout NYPA and well as outside agencies to get data and information unrequired to complete assigned tasks.


Education, Experience and Certifications

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program pursuing a degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, or Environmental Studies and have a minimum of 3 years of college coursework.

Physical Requirements


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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

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