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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Kennewick

Application Deadline: May. 1, 2024

Starts: May. 1, 2024

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $26.00 - $28.00

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


 Are you working towards your BA/BS in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power systems and completed your Junior year of studies?  If yes,  Benton PUD has a terrific opportunity for you!  We are seeking a highly motivated student that is excited to have the chance to be mentored by our elite team of Engineers for our Summer 2024 Electrical Engineering (Power)  Internship.

The primary purpose of this position is to introduce the student intern to electrical utility engineering work prior to the student’s final year of studies.  Under the direction of Professional Engineers,  the student will perform special projects involving power system analysis,  equipment and technical research,  data analytics and applied technology.  The selected intern will be a resource to a team of electrical engineers needing project and planning study support for high priority efforts needed to meet Benton PUD’s near and long-term objectives.

This is a full time,  non-exempt,  temporary position with an expected duration of 10 to 12 weeks over the Summer.  Salary will depend on qualifications including any relevant past job experience and/or coursework completed.  There are limited benefits available with this position.  Time off will be allowed with approval for various summer activities. 


 Benton PUD is looking for a student with the following:

1.  Highly motivated with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly assimilate into a team.

2.  Good listening and questioning skills and the ability to establish project objectives and priorities.

3.  Self-starter with strong project and task management discipline and skills.

4.  Desire and ability to quickly learn new software systems through direct instruction and independent study.

5.  Strong aptitude for researching and applying new equipment and technology.

6.  Strong core competency in electrical engineering fundamentals. 


Completion of third year/Junior year of studies towards a BA/BS in Electrical Engineering,  with an emphasis in Power and completion of coursework on the fundamental theory and application of three-phase transformers,  motors and generators before starting the internship.

(Preferred)  Experience with load-flow and short-circuit analysis for three-phase power systems and protective device coordination studies.

Microsoft Office,  including intermediate Excel and Word skills 

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