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Duquesne Light Company 2022 Summer Internship - GIS in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Overall Purpose:

Working with the enterprise GIS system and processes associated with that system. Understands and interprets electric utility needs as it relates to the GIS and assists in developing applications and solutions to address those needs. Supports quality management of database structure and associated data dictionaries to ensure business & regulatory needs are captured in a complete and accurate manner.

  • Utilizes Geographic Information System techniques to provide a better understanding of certain variables in a given geographic location.

  • Assists with performing GIS Analysis to aid with resolution of business issues.

  • Assist with developing requirements for business facing web and mobile GIS applications

  • Supports communication of issues and resolutions encountered with GIS applications and data collection activities.

  • Supports development of business solutions by performing detailed analysis of business issues utilizing the GIS.

  • Supports detailed QA/QC of GIS datasets ensuring data model integrity and that production data is representative of production environment.‚Äč

  • Provide support and documentation as required to GIS Technicians. Develops GIS models & python scripts to streamline business processes.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a BS or MS program in GIS. Candidates must have completed their sophomore year of studies.


Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products & ESRI ArcGIS Software Suite. Ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment.

Physical Requirements:

Work will be conducted in a hybrid environment with some time working remotely, and some time required to be in-office/on-site. Candidates must be within close proximity to Pittsburgh.


Applicants must be able to successfully complete a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and social media screen.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.