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Alliant Energy Intern - Planning Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

An internship with Alliant Energy is your opportunity to apply your coursework to challenging and meaningful projects. Last summer, our interns completed projects with a direct impact on our company’s future, including creating customer experience proposals, meeting customer renewable energy needs, and implementing new systems. Interns were able to virtually network and learn about Alliant Energy through a kick-off event, executive luncheon, fun interdepartmental challenges, and other opportunities.

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Job Description

I am Energy! Are you? Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for exciting college internship opportunities for summer 2024. Join us as we work toward a clean energy future for the communities we serve!

Our internship program empowers you to apply your coursework to challenging and meaningful projects. Join one of 30+ interns between our Iowa and Wisconsin locations in this experience including an executive luncheon, volunteer events, site tours, networking activities and other opportunities. You’ll continue to develop your skills through meaningful work.

  • Location: Cedar Rapids, Ames or Centerville, IA (Hybrid)

  • Start Date: Monday, May 20th, 2024

This is a hybrid-remote position reporting to an Alliant Energy office in either Cedar Rapids, IA; Ames, IA; or Centerville, IA.

What you will do

As a Planning Engineer Intern you’ll gain an understanding of the electricity industry. You’ll work with a host planning engineer, the broader team and collaborate with other interns. Some projects you’ll complete include:

  • Perform electric distribution system studies

  • Perform studies on behalf of planning engineers within the department

  • Conduct power flow studies for Long Range Planning (LRP) or Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnections

  • Use Synergi Electric application to create a model for analysis and identification of system violations and solutions

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Education Requirements

  • We are looking for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Currently holding a GPA of 2.75 or higher

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite

  • An active interest, fresh ideas and a desire to learn about the utility industry

  • Capable of working independently

  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills

Our Values

Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this dedication, Alliant Energy works to ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to preform key job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the HR Service Center at (608) 458-8458.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and affiliates is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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