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Duke Energy Enterprise Protective Services Internship Program - 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Be a part of something powerful. If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference, it’s Duke Energy. Be a part of a team dedicated to innovation and service. A company with a strategic long-term plan for growth. Help us build a smarter energy future!

Duke Energy is one of America’s largest utilities, serving more than 9 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy transition to achieve our goal of net-zero methane emissions from our natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. Click here ( to learn more.

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    Duke Energy Offers Students:

  • On-the-job experience: Working independently as well as part of a high-performing team while having an end-to-end ownership of a distinct deliverable that has a direct impact on the business. You will begin to build a robust set of career-impacting interpersonal communication skills by actively participating in your team's day-to-day activities.

  • A speaker series (virtual and/or in-person): Duke Energy’s top leaders share their career paths, tips and advice, while also sharing insights on the business organizations they serve.

  • Engagement and social activities with other interns

  • Organization networking activities: We promote community involvement and networking with other summer interns and full-time employees. You will have the opportunity to create lasting professional relationships, build your network, and take advantage of a diverse and rapidly growing workforce.

  • Competitive Hourly Pay & 401K contributions

  • Meaningful work assignments that impact sustainability within the energy industry

  • Mentorships and networking opportunities with Duke Energy Leaders

  • Opportunity for full-time employment upon graduation

  • Opportunity to present to leadership and your peers your impactful contribution towards our path to net zero

    The Enterprise Protective Services (EPS) Summer Internship is Duke Energy’s professional development summer internship position for presently enrolled college students seeking to increase their knowledge and skills in a variety of fields within Physical Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Business Continuity.

EPS Summer Internships may take place in any of the EPS divisions such as Threat Intelligence & Investigations, Security Risk & Compliance, and Preparedness Services. The Intern will participate on a variety of compelling business and technical ventures while gaining invaluable on-the-job experience. They will gain familiarity with the organization and the company’s business operations by networking with other Interns and more senior level employees, as well as honing their own skills for future, practical application.

Opportunities in Intern Roles:

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection

  • Cybersecurity Data Protection Analyst

  • Digital Forensics Investigator

  • Emergency Management and Business Continuity

  • Intelligence Analysis

  • Security Risk & Compliance

    Within these roles you may have an opportunity to work on/with:

  • Using technology to advance physical security protections

  • Data aggregation and analytics

  • Understanding and implementing methods to protect data within the network

  • Using Digital Forensics to provide active intelligence

  • Understanding and building emergency response plans and business continuity plans

  • Assist with the development and execution of various exercises designed to review various emergency response and business continuity plans

  • Creating intelligence products that are requirements driven to protect the Critical Infrastructure

  • Understanding regulatory compliance to protect critical infrastructure

  • Participate on a RED Team to challenge physical security designs and table-top exercises to simulate attacks against critical infrastructure

  • Interact with users and stakeholders to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications, in alignment with data protection standard and policies.

  • Functional testing of Data Protection systems.

  • Construct and test Data Loss Prevention policy functionality by triggering events.

  • Assist with deployment of Data Protection systems configurations and processes.

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in and pursuing the following degree programs: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science or Cybersecurity, Statistics, Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics, Emergency Management, or Engineering

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Exposure to or familiarity with computer networking and telecommunications, application design and development, information security (e.g., applications, intrusion detection, firewalls, etc.), operating systems, database administration

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

  • Exposure to or familiarity with Emergency Management and Business Continuity principles

  • Exposure to or familiarity with data analytics

  • Exposure to or familiarity with PowerBi

  • Leadership potential or skills displayed through extracurricular activities

  • Ability to excel in a variety of roles

  • Professional and effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting

  • Community service, volunteer experience

  • Self-driven, motivated, and proactive

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Knowledge of or had taken courses in Cybersecurity with interests in data security.

    Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to Charlotte, NC, University Area.

  • Minimal to no travel

    Don't miss out on this incredible chance to jumpstart your career with us. Apply now and be part of a company that's shaping the future of energy.

Travel Requirements

Not required

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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.

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Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.

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