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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Electrical Engineering Internships in Springfield, Missouri

Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric! Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture. Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

The power industry is fascinating and challenging. We need smart and driven students to join our team.

Electrical engineering internships are available at our Headquarters facility in Springfield, Missouri. There are multiple paid internships in a variety of departments available during the 2023-2024 school year. Internships will be available during the spring, summer and fall periods based upon availability. Normal working days are Monday through Friday. You could also potentially receive course credit while working at AECI! Contact your school’s career center for more information.

Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of the internship in an electrical engineering, engineering management, construction management or related technical field and have successfully completed two (2) years of work towards a bachelor’s degree.

As an electrical engineering student, projects may include the following:

  • Assist with coordination of testing, data collection, reviewing reports for accuracy, investigation of possible non-compliance issues as engineering support for compliance, working on compliance audits, drafting procedures, etc.

  • Assist with writing bid specifications and evaluating construction bids from multiple contractors; assist with plant projects such as evaluating electrical maintenance and cost saving improvements and giving recommendations.

  • Support the engineering department with projects such as plant relay upgrades, plant electrical drawings, arc flash compliance and electronic data base development.

  • Provide assistance with documentation, databases, programming, maintenance of controls and PLC systems, predictive maintenance plans, and projects for new equipment or modification of existing equipment.

  • Conduct basic load flow transmission system analyses. Write technical reports.

  • Design, track, and test tools, scripts, displays, procedures, and reports for Operations and Planning functions.

  • Support the engineering departments by examining trends, events, and adverse conditions on the Bulk Electric System.

    To apply for a position, please visit and complete your profile. You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter) and apply for a position. Please upload your most recent transcript (unofficial copy is sufficient).

    AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please reference the contact information above if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

    Internal/External Posting Date: 8/21/2023

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Discover a POWERful opportunity at Associated Electric Cooperative.About 910,000 homes, farms and businesses count on their rural electric cooperatives to deliver electricity 24/7. And they do with power from Associated Electric, the wholesale power supplier to six regional generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that serve 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. Each employee at Associated Electric plays a part in providing economic and reliable power to member-owners. Associated employs about 700 people full time at one Arkansas and three Missouri locations, offering employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of technical, operational and professional disciplines. The cooperative is committed to employees and provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development. Associated Electric has many strengths: tremendous generation and transmission assets; a strong balance sheet; and a dedicated, talented workforce. If you are ready to work with a company whose financial position and credit ratings continue to be among the best in the country and in a work environment where leaders truly care about the well-being of the workforce, you have come to the right place.