Internship Title – Transmission Planning
Department – Transmission Planning
Minimum Education Level: Junior
Preferred Majors: Electrical Engineer with a Power Systems focus
The Transmission Planning department is responsible for the New England regional transmission system planning and technical transmission system analyses.
What will you be working on:
The intern position will assist in the analysis of the New England transmission system. This work may include model development, system analysis, and support services such as data management.
How will you make an impact:
Working alongside experienced transmission planning engineers, you will gain experience using modeling tools and applications and analyzing the performance of the transmission system. You will get to apply the theory learned in school to assignments posed to them by the transmission planning engineers.
What we look for in a candidate:
- Good organizational skills
- Must be able to become familiar with various power system analysis programs such as PSS/E, ASPEN, and TARA
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access or other office programs is desirable
To be eligible for the internship candidate must have completed at least the first year of college and be currently enrolled in a four year or graduate-level academic program. Candidates must have the authority to work in the US on a permanent basis, without requiring sponsorship.
ISO New England is located in Holyoke, MA and oversees the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of New England and administers the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for the buying and selling of wholesale electricity. The power system is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge and energy policies evolve. There is a lot going on at our organization behind the scenes to make sure the grid continuously yields reliable electricity at competitive prices while addressing the unique challenges that come along with our industry.