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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Springfield

Starts: Dec. 31, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


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.


Electrical engineering internships are available at our Headquarters facility in Springfield,  Missouri.  There are multiple paid internships available during the 2022 school year.  Internships will be available during the spring,  summer and fall periods based upon availability.  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.


As an electrical engineering student,  projects may include the following:

  • Assist with coordination of testing,  data collection,  reviewing reports for accuracy,  investigation of possible non-compliance issues as engineering support for compliance,  working on compliance audits,  drafting procedures,  etc.
  • Support the engineering department with projects such as plant relay upgrades,  plant electrical drawings,  arc flash compliance and electronic data base development.
  • Provide assistance with documentation,  databases,  programming,  maintenance of controls and PLC systems,  predictive maintenance plans,  and projects for new equipment or modification of existing equipment.
  • Conduct basic load flow transmission system analyses.  Write technical reports.
  • Design,  track,  and test tools,  scripts,  displays,  procedures,  and reports for Operations and Planning functions.
  • Support the engineering departments by examining trends,  events,  and adverse conditions on the Bulk Electric System.


Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of the internship in an electrical engineering,  engineering management,  or related technical field and have successfully completed two (2)  years of work towards a bachelor’s degree with a preferred GPA of 3.0 or greater.

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 reference the contact information above 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.

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