Summer 2022 Engineering Internship

in Pulaski - Little Rock County, AR

Job Description

The Engineering internship will consist of 10 – 12 weeks of fulltime engineering work in various departments including Planning, Operations, Regulatory, and Compliance.  Each intern will be assigned a department for the duration of the internship; however, rotations will occur as needed.  The interns will be compensated and housing will be provided if needed for the duration of the internship.  Teaming activities may be scheduled after hours throughout the internship.  Each intern will deliver a presentation at the end of their internship to demonstrate lessons learned and knowledge gained. 

 Essential Functions

  1. Engineering Concepts and Tools:
    The Engineer Intern is expected to be competent with the administrative and communication tools for word processing, spread sheet development, time keeping, etc.  The incumbent is expected to develop fundamental understanding of transmission system concept and gain knowledge of software associated with area of responsibility.
  2. Engineering Responsibilities:
    As directed by the lead engineer or supervisor, the Engineer Intern should be prepared to enthusiastically complete specific assignments directed by ad hoc stakeholder/committees, transmission planning services, tariff studies or network modeling and engineering data coordination efforts.
  3. Teamwork and Leadership Skills:
    The Engineer Inter should provide basic technical support to help project groups meet aggressive time schedules. 
  4. SPP Culture and Core Values:
    SPP employees are expected to embrace and promote the SPP Culture, Mission and Core Values in attitude toward stakeholder relationships, current work assignments as well as long term goals and strategic initiative of the organization.  The Engineer Intern should incorporate a fundamental working understanding of the SPP Culture Drivers, Mission and Core Values and apply this directly to all engineering assignments and any SPP related effort, not necessarily limited to engineering.


  • A college student entering their Sr. year working toward a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited university. Degree should be in a calculus-based engineering field such as: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Systems Engineering
  • An expressed desire to work in the Power industry
  • 0 GPA or above
  • Should you elect to apply for this position SPP will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email. 

      Southwest Power Pool is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.  SPP adheres to the ADA and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

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Job Posting: 3023513

Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

Updated On: Oct 12, 2021