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Developmental Intern - Technology and Innovation - AGILe


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 will assist in the development, verification, and validation of power grid and communication models using real-time digital simulation equipment in AGILe lab. This person will also assist in the creation and maintenance of technical reports, simulation files and results, codes with appropriate version control for experiments/studies conducted in AGILe lab. The intern is primarily expected to support the development of a cyber-physical testbed using communication network simulator and real-time simulations. This work will establish a new AGILe lab capability of running a cyber-physical testbed to perform cyber-attacks in a controlled sandbox environment and test network models for wide area power system applications.

This work will be directly supporting the development and implementation of various on going projects at AGILe lab. As such it will have a direct impact on the lab performance. Such projects/use case primarily include, but are not limited to:
- Demonstration of cyber-attacks and model communication networks
- Digital substation equipment testing
- Development of detailed network models for transient simulation using physical data
- Renewable penetration studies using wind farms and solar arrays

The intern will be an integral asset for AGILe lab as a lot of work in the lab relies on resources from external entities (including universities) and contractors. Furthermore, one of the key goals of the establishment of AGILe is to promote collaboration between NYPA and external entities from industry and academia. Therefore, having internship positions in the AGILe lab will form the basis for this role with respect to collaboration with the academia and will make the AGILe lab more successful. Finally, the intern is expected to be a graduate student working on their research thesis and, thus, his/hers specific expertise in the area of research would be very valuable for the future research activities in the AGILe lab.

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
  • Good working knowledge of power system modeling and simulation software with emphasis on digital real-time simulation systems (RTDS/Opal-RT).
  • Familiarity with the MATLAB/Python modeling, simulation, and data analysis software
  • Familiarity with power system modeling and simulation tools (e.g. PSS/E, ASPEN, EMTP, etc.)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of electric power grid operation and control.
  • Good knowledge of power system modeling and simulation.
  • Good knowledge of digital real-time simulation theory and systems.
  • Good knowledge of network simulation theory
  • Good understanding of smart grid technologies.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to understand and disseminate complex mathematical and scientific constructs
  • Publish work in peer reviewed conferences
  • Good presentation skills
  • Desire to meet, work together, and interact with other interns participating in the program as well as NYPA employees of different disciplines and backgrounds.


Education, Experience and Certifications

Must be enrolled in a graduate program in Electrical and Computer Engineering working on their Master's or Ph.D. degree in the areas of electric power systems, controls, and networking

Physical Requirements


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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