Duke Energy 2018 Summer Intern – Outdoor Lighting Business Services in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Position Summary

The Outdoor Lighting group manages the business and growth of the utility’s Regulated Outdoor Lighting products and services in each of the 6 states served by Duke Energy. This group is responsible for the support of growth and development for the Outdoor Lighting group in Retail Programs; including but not limited to, product/program management, reporting, financial analysis and business consultation.

This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of business.

Responsibilities of an intern may include the following:

  • Work with Sales Managers to facilitate the sales of value-added outdoor lighting products and services to Residential, Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional customers by supporting the Sales Managers with data analysis, sales proposal/estimate creation, packaging sales materials for presentations to external customers

  • Supports customer facing product managers and engineering technologists by engaging in process improvement opportunities.

  • Supports the building of reports to support business related needs

  • Perform analysis as needed to support revenue generation from product development

  • Perform analysis on third party databases to determine target markets within potential customers to market products and services to, as well as, finding new markets and opportunities to pursue for business growth.

  • Supports marketing initiatives to further expand the promotion of outdoor lighting products and services

  • Has the ability to work with a high degree of independence

  • Perform data entry as needed to support program / product / sales initiatives

Working Conditions

  • Office and field environment - requires walking, light lifting, infrequent climbing, and occasional exposure to temperature and noise, prolong sitting at a desk

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled and pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Marketing at an accredited college or university or Engineering from an ABET-accredited program.

  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

  • Must not graduate before December 2018

Desired Qualifications

  • Sophomore to Master’s education level

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • If engineering major, a Systems Engineering or Industrial Engineering major is preferred

  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite software strongly desired

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrates ability to provide the quantity and quality of work necessary to reach an accomplishment

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities through effective decision making

  • Works effectively with others from diverse backgrounds to achieve common goal

  • Ability to deliver superior results within allocated time through effective prioritization, scheduling, planning and execution of assigned work

  • Demonstrates tenacity by remaining persistent in the face of difficulty

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in use of computers, software, and project related applications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, especially over the phone

  • Demonstrated researching and problem solving skills

  • Strong organization skills with attention to detail

  • Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry

Specific Requirements

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, appropriate clothing, ear plugs, fall protection, etc.) as needed

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

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