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PPL Corporation Engineering Intern-Winter 2023-2024 in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

Company Summary Statement

PPL Electric Utilities delivers safe, reliable and affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses throughout its 29-county service territory in eastern and central Pennsylvania. Through smart investments and innovation, it has built one of the most advanced electric grids in the United States. And, with over a century of expertise, PPL Electric remains focused on continuing to build the utility of the future, today. Regularly ranking among the country’s best utility companies for reliability and customer satisfaction, PPL Electric has won numerous awards, including 30 J.D. Power Awards for providing top-quality service to residential and business customers. PPL Electric is a major employer and an active supporter of the communities it serves. Empowering employees, community members and initiatives across its service territory through volunteerism and investments in organizations that support education, sustainability, and wellbeing.

Overview

WINTER INTERNSHIP (December 18, 2023 to January 12, 2024)

*Intern Applications are collected through early November, with interviews beginning early October*

We've got an electric future. The energy industry is an exciting place, full of developing technology and new customer service possibilities. PPL Electric Utilities is looking for Engineering Interns who can help us provide strong, reliable, affordable electric service to more than a million customers in Pennsylvania, while adapting to new opportunities that are changing our industry. People depend on us, and we deliver. We'd love to have you on board as we tackle that challenge, in new ways, every day.

A PPL Intern is a temporarily employed college student in an accredited four-year institution of higher learning, who is offered a work-study program designed to give college students practical work experience in their field of study. This program often helps students determine career interests. Beyond the scope of the actual tasks performed, the position is hybrid, the student becomes familiar with a corporate environment, and gains practical skills and knowledge to supplement their classroom experience.

Joining PPL as an intern provides you with the opportunity to explore possible career opportunities in any of the PPL Electric Utilities Transmission, Substation, and Distribution Engineering departments, as well as:

  • Meeting senior executives

  • Becoming members of business resource groups

  • Participating in community service projects

As an intern, you will be assigned to a supervisor as well as a Coach/Mentor. You will be assigned day-to-day tasks as well as a project. The project may be a team effort or individual. At the end of your internship, you will present to a team of PPL leaders the results of your project and an overall summary of your experience.

Examples of past intern projects include:

  • Smart Grid Equipment Failure Analysis

  • Transformation of asset inspection business process using autonomous drones

  • Accessing and monitoring transformer fault gasses with dissolved gas analysis (DGA).​

This position is a safety-sensitive role. Upon acceptance of a conditional offer, all individuals in safety-sensitive roles are obligated to report the use of any medication that may impair their ability to perform the job in a safe manner.

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

The PPL Electric Utilities intern/cooperative will actively work to improve the state of the Transmission and Distribution grid and meet the ever-growing need for electricity.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Travel within the service territory required.

  • Possess a valid driver's license from state of residence.

  • Enrolled in a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate or master’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university program.

  • Will graduate from their academic program within 12 months of internship completion.

  • Have an acceptable, cumulative, grade point average, not lower than a 2.5.

  • Eligible to work in the United States in accordance with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations.

  • Able to provide an official student transcript and other required information.

  • Able to work hybrid, in a team environment.

  • Able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Travel within the service territory required.

  • Possess a valid driver's license from state of residence.

  • Enrolled in a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate or master’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university program.

  • Will graduate from their academic program within 12 months of internship completion.

  • Have an acceptable, cumulative, grade point average, not lower than a 2.5.

  • Eligible to work in the United States in accordance with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations.

  • Able to provide an official student transcript and other required information.

  • Able to work hybrid, in a team environment.

  • Able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

The PPL Electric Utilities intern/cooperative will actively work to improve the state of the Transmission and Distribution grid and meet the ever-growing need for electricity.

Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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