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PPL Corporation Engineering Intern (Summer 2020) in Allentown, Pennsylvania


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Engineering Intern (Summer 2020)

Primary Responsibilities:

The PPL Electric Utilities intern/cooperative will actively work to improve the state of the Transmission and Distribution grid and meet the ever-growing need for electricity.

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Position Summary:

We've got an electric future. The energy industry is an exciting place, full of developing technology and new customer service possibilities. PPL Electric Utilities is looking for Engineering Interns who can help us provide strong, reliable, affordable electric service to more than a million customers in Pennsylvania, while adapting to new opportunities that are changing our industry. People depend on us and we deliver. We'd love to have you on board as we tackle that challenge, in new ways, every day.

A PPL Intern is a temporarily employed college student in an accredited four-year institution of higher learning, who is offered a work-study program designed to give college students practical work experience in their field of study. This program often helps students determine career interests. Beyond the scope of the actual tasks performed, the student becomes familiar with a corporate environment and gains practical skills and knowledge to supplement their classroom experience. Joining PPL as an intern provides you with the opportunity to explore possible career opportunities in any of the PPL Electric Utilities Transmission, Substation, and Distribution Engineering departments, as well as:

  • Meeting senior executives

  • Becoming members of business resource groups

  • Participating in community service projects

Examples of past intern projects include:

  • Designing battery storage solutions to solve grid reliability issues

  • Transformation of asset inspection business process using autonomous drones

  • Modeling and design of transmission and substation structural enhancements

Intern opportunities are available at our Allentown, Harrisburg, and Hazleton locations.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate or master’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university program.

  • Will graduate from their academic program within 12 months of internship completion.

  • Have an acceptable, cumulative, grade point average, not lower than a 3.0.

  • Eligible to work in the United States in accordance with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations.

  • Able to provide an official student transcript and other required information.

  • Able to work in a team environment.

  • Able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.

  • Travel within the service territory required.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad. Be sure to follow us on: • Twitter at • LinkedIn at