Innovation and Automation Internship

Holyoke, MA 01040, USA Req #705
Monday, August 29, 2022
Internship Title – Innovation and Automation of Resource & Special Studies
Department – Planning Services 
Minimum Education level: Senior
Preferred Majors: Electrical Engineer

Who we are:
ISO New England is one of the most pivotal energy companies you’ve probably never heard of. Our job is to oversee the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of New England and to administer the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for buying and selling of wholesale electricity. Our work ensures that over 14 million people can reliably turn their lights on and complete their jobs, take care of their families, and live in comfort with convenience.

Department description: 
The Resource Studies and Assessments (RSA) and Special Studies & Interregional Planning (SSIP) groups are responsible for performing techno-economic studies to determine the installed capacity requirements of our system and economics of the future power system with different resource mixes. We also represent the ISO in various interregional planning groups.

What will you be working on:
Our intern will learn from our subject matter experts to perform these techno-economic studies and help bring new insights in how to innovate and automate these studies to help incorporate new grid of the future concepts and improve efficiency to increase performance.  This internship will provide immediate value to a future engineer as it will provide insights to the challenges of renewable integration.  

How will you make an impact:
The intern will gain valuable understanding of the power system and the clean energy transition. They will gain experience in taking state of the art future grid concepts and integrating them into existing processes to improve overall study results. They will also become proficient users of industry leading software that will enable them to become effective on the first day of their careers after finishing their degrees.

What we look for in a candidate:
  • Strong and independent work ethic
  • Robust working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Access
  • Basic understanding of power system concepts
  • Ability to program (Python and MATLAB preferred, VBA)

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.

Clarity of purpose is the starting point for all success. The ISO’s mission, vision, and values define our purpose—these values serve as the cultural cornerstones of the organization.
Mission: Through collaboration and innovation, ISO New England plans the transmission system, administers the region’s wholesale markets, and operates the power system to ensure reliable and competitively priced wholesale electricity.
Vision: To harness the power of competition and advanced technologies to reliably plan and operate the grid as the region transitions to clean energy.
Values: Expertise, Respect, Innovation, Dependability and Collaboration

What We Offer
: Located in Holyoke, MA amid the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, our interns get the best of both rural and urban living, enjoying day-to-day local community culture and conveniences with drivable access to big city amenities. In addition to our competitive pay, our interns have we access to our onsite fitness center and a cafeteria with free coffee.    

COVID-19 Policy
: Employee safety and well-being is a priority at ISO New England. To safeguard our teams and the important work they do, ISO New England has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Equal Opportunity:
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.

Drug Free Environment:
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Social Networking Notice: ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Job End Date Friday, August 18, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • Holyoke, MA 01040, USA