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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Programming 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.

Programming internships are available at our Headquarters facility in Springfield, Missouri. These are paid internships that offer part-time employment in the fall and spring semesters with the opportunity to continue on a full-time basis during the summer. 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 in a computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, or electrical engineering curriculum with a preferred GPA of 3.0 or greater. You must be enrolled in school during the internship. Candidates familiar with the latest Microsoft technologies (C#, .Net Core, SQL, Azure, RESTful Services, Reporting Services, Business Intelligence and SharePoint) are preferred.

These students will join our group of 20+ developers and application analysts to assist with the following:

  • Create and expand upon in-house developed software tools as well as the development of integrations with third-party products to support the effective running of our power grid.

  • Assist with the implementation, configuration, and expansion of capabilities of third-party products

  • Contribute to a full-stack development team and become familiar with software industry practices such as Dev Ops, Source Control, Build and Deploy Pipelines, Project Management, Product Management Service Oriented Architecture, and more!

  • Work directly with engineers, accountants, human resources, and other professionals to gather project requirements, tackle support requests, and implement new software products that will have lasting impacts long after your internship is complete!

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 contact us 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: 8/31/2021

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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. Associate 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.