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Duke Energy 2024 Internship – Craft – Regulated and Renewable Energy Generation (Carolinas) in Salem, South 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.

Please attach your current unofficial transcript in order to be considered for this position.

We are seeking engaged students that exhibit innovation and leadership potential to help align our fleet to prepare for the future of generation!

If you are interested in helping deliver essential services that drive a world-class operation of generation facilities, this is the place for you!

Duke Energy offers energy services to approximately 7.4 million customers in the Carolinas, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Our fleet of power plants has approximately 50,200 megawatts of generating capacity from a variety of fuel sources – from hydroelectric to coal, oil, and natural gas to nuclear. Click here to learn more about Duke Energy. (

Duke Energy Regulated and Renewable Energy (RRE) is offering the opportunity for eligible technical community college students to participate in a paid internship! Working for Duke Energy is more than a career, it is a chance to make a difference in people’s lives by helping provide power 24/7!


  • Receive pay to learn power generation from one of the largest energy companies in the U.S. (

  • Obtain hands on experience in the daily operations and maintenance of coal/gas/hydro/solar generating facilities in Duke Energy’s North Carolina and South Carolina territory

  • Choose your own work schedules to accommodate school curriculums

  • Participate with one-on-one mentorship and hands on learning opportunities

Click here to view a map of the Duke Energy work locations available for these positions. (

The students selected for these roles, must live within a reasonable commute of the work and school location. The physical work locations include:

  • Belews Creek Station (Belews Creek, NC) (

  • Mayo Plant (Roxboro, NC)

  • Roxboro Plant (Semora NC) (

  • Cliffside (Cliffside, NC)

  • WS Lee (Belton, SC)

  • Smith (Hamlet, NC)

  • HF Lee (Goldsboro, NC)

  • Lincoln CT Station (Stanley, NC)

  • Bad Creek (Salem, SC)

  • Cowans Fords Hydro (Stanley, NC)

  • Oxford Hydro (Conover, NC)

  • Jocassee (Salem, NC)

Duke Energy operates a diverse mix of regulated power plants – including hydro, coal, natural gas, solar, wind, and battery storage. Check out a day in the life of our Manager of Hydro projects! (


  • Complete a work study program for a minimum of 3 semesters

  • Rotations through operations, maintenance and instrumentation and controls

  • Attend various training classes to learn systems within a generation facility

  • Adhere to safety, environmental, and Code of Business Ethics policies as directed by Duke Energy

  • Complete specific deliverables for personal and professional development

  • Work within your discipline and learn multi-craft trades

  • Learn and apply basic mechanical skills to improve power generation performance

  • Learn energy generation maintenance and processes

  • Contribute to energy generation projects

  • Productively collaborate with teams to achieve goals

  • Work independently to complete individual assignments


  • Students must be considered full-time under community college requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours

  • Ability to work a minimum of 3 semesters while still participating with school curriculum

  • Currently enrolled in a two-year AAS Degree Program in one of the following or related disciplines: Electric Power Production Technology , Electronics Engineering Technology , Electrical or Electronic Technology (Electrical Systems Technology) , Industrial Systems Technology , Mechatronics , Engineering Associates

  • A current college unofficial transcript is required and must be uploaded as an attachment when applying to this position

  • Ability to pass required testing for position


  • Previous internship or work experience

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated ability where you had to develop and maintain positive working relationships and work effectively with others from diverse backgrounds to solve problems and implement solutions

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency utilizing the computer (basic computer skills, i.e. Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Excel, etc.)

  • Experience in positions where you had to follow safety processes and procedures

  • Demonstrated mechanical and/or electrical aptitude, analytical, technical, problem-solving, and diagnostic skills

  • Self-motivated, acts with a sense of urgency, perseveres, and follows through on commitments

  • Capable and willing to learn and apply basic mechanical skills

  • Learns from experience, seeks, and uses performance improvement feedback

  • Demonstrated leadership ability (holds self-accountable, maintains composure under stress, able to multi-task, etc.)

  • Demonstrated diagnostic and analytical skills

  • Experience using industrial tools, hand tools, and equipment


  • You select your work schedule to accommodate your school schedule

  • Students are required to complete 20-40 hours of work per week

  • Valid Driver’s License required

  • Students selected for this role must live within a reasonable commute of work and school location

  • Onsite Mobility Classification – work will be performed at a company facility

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and pass a pre-employment drug test

  • Exposure to mechanical, electrical, noisy and/or other hazards

  • Depending on work location, may be required to meet requirements for unescorted access/security clearance

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

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Ability to work at heights and from suspended work platforms

  • Required to work in all areas of the power plant

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, October 25, 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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