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Summer Intern Program, Electrical Engineering, Waltham

Waltham, Massachusetts

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“ The most rewarding part about my role is being able to help others improve their craft daily. I also enjoy being able to help our customers. Being a face in the field that they can connect to, helping them understand what is happening and why, and keeping them safe. National Grid's culture is one of diversity, supportive of its employees, and focused on customer satisfaction. ”

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InternshipOpportunities – Electrical Engineering

Kickstart yourCareer with us!

Looking for ameaningful internship? Be a GRIDtern!

National Grid isexcited to offer paid internships that will offer you a wide range oftechnical, managerial and operational opportunities for summer 2019. Theseopportunities will help you gain valuable insight into National Grid as well asthe Energy/Utility industry as a whole, all the while helping you build yourprofessional network.

Starting May/June 2019through August 2019, spend a summer as a GRIDtern and help advance your skillsthrough a first day Orientation Session, hands on projects within yourdepartment, volunteer opportunities, field/work site visits, networkingsessions (Lunch & Learns, etc.) and much more.

Detailedresponsibilities will vary depending on your course of study and assigneddepartment. Internship departments may include but are not limited to:

Project Engineering

oEnsure capital projects meet time and cost specifications inaccordance with the Investment Scheme Procedure. 

Substation Engineering

oResponsible for the design, development of substations rangingfrom 5kV to 345kV across our service territory.

Protection Engineering

oDevelop a functional relay single line diagrams, AC/DC, electricalschematic and specification of protective equipment for substation engineeringprojects.

Planning Engineering

oDevelop 5 to 15 year plans for transmission and distributionprojects focused on increasing system capacity and reliability. 

To ensure you will gain the most out ofthis experience, as a GRIDtern, we take the time placing you in a departmentthat will provide you with the best hands on experience.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from aFormer GRIDtern!

National Grid’s internship program hasbeen the best experience for me! I met a lot of really great people at theGarden City location. Everyone was so willing to teach me.”

2018 FormerGRIDtern

    If you possess the outlinedjob qualifications and are looking for an internship that focuses on team work,building your knowledge base, having the ability to network and developing yourcareer, apply to a GRIDtern position now!

    Ifyou’re interested in working in other National Grid locations, check out ourpostings for Internships in:  New England(Massachusetts & Rhode Island), Downstate New York (Long Island &Brooklyn) or Upstate New York (Syracuse, Albany & Buffalo).


    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA for Undergraduate Students
    • 3.2 Cumulative GPA for Graduate Students
    • Applicant must have accumulated 18 or more credits and be 18 years of age
    • Authorized to work in the United States for the entire duration of the internship
    • Registered in school as a full time student

    National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.



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