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Tennessee Valley Authority Spring 2022 Engineering Internship Application in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Spring 2022 Engineering Internship Application

Job ID:511909Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:Temporary


Posting Open: 09/07/2021

Posting Closing: 11/05/2021

In compliance with federal vaccination requirements, TVA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than November 22, 2021. Offers of employment for this position are contingent upon receipt of acceptable documentation proving that the candidate is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their established start date.

To be considered, GPA and anticipated graduation date must be stated on the resume. Internship opportunities are currently virtual. Hybrid options will be available based on CDC guidelines and federal regulations.

Eligibility Factors:

  • Must have completed at least 30 hours of college coursework

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Currently enrolled as a full time student

  • Have reached the age of 18 years old

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position, access requirements and essential job functions

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    · Written and Oral Communication Skills

    · Planning and Organization Skills

    · Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

    · Safety Skills and Awareness

    · Coordination and Collaboration Skills

    · Interpersonal Skills

Position Purpose:

The intern will develop an understanding of their assigned Engineering business unit, as it relates to its functional purpose and will learn standard work, strategies, philosphies, programs, and initiatives within the organization.

Engineering Business Units where the intern could be assigned include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Power Operations & Generation Power & Fleet Services-Power Operations consist of three generating technologies – Coal, Gas and Hydro, as well as the Generation Services functions. Our organization is driven to operational excellence by continually improving our processes. Our overall objective is to provide our customers with reliable, lowest cost, clean energy with a strong focus on safety and environmental compliance. All areas provides services necessary to support generating facilities in providing clean, safe, low-cost and reliable power for the Tennessee Valley

  • Transmission-Safely operates TVA's power grid so our customers receive reliable, low-cost power, while also sustaining the reliability of the Eastern Interconnect. We plan, design, build, operate, and maintain TVA's transmission system to move megawatts in a safe, reliable, compliant and cost-effective manner

  • Nuclear-Operates 7 nuclear units at three sites in Tennessee and North Alabama. Together, these facilities are ran by 3,500 employees and can generate about 7,800 megawatts. TVA’s nuclear plants generate about 45% of the electricity for our customers of the TN Valley. From the skilled craftsman to the engineering professional to the licensed nuclear operators, our three plants provide reliable power to the grid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nuclear energy is an important part of our energy mix and it's our nation's largest source of carbon-free electricity (green, environmentally-friendly).

Principal Accountabilities:

Example duties include:

  • Become familiar with the TVA business, organization, key decision makers, engineering processes and procedures. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with leaders and team members while learning the key components that drive their business unit’s strategic direction.

  • Develop working knowledge of critical engineering functions as outlined by the intern’s manager and business unit.

  • Learn to apply policies and procedures across the organizations: recommend continuous improvement changes in support of business needs and proactively develop an understanding of policies, procedures, and culture and communcate these to new and existing employees.


Seeking majors in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Occupational Health & Safety or other similar closely related majors

Position Locations: Positions are located throughout the TN Valley region. No virtual work options .

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at . TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

1) Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or

2) Email documents to [email protected]

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