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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Springfield

Starts: May. 15, 2022

$ 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.


We are looking to fill a Mechanical Engineering internship at our Headquarters facility in Springfield,  Missouri.  The internship will be available during the Summer of 2022.  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 a mechanical engineering student in our engineering projects department,  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.
  • Assist with writing bid specifications and evaluating construction bids from multiple contractors;  assist with plant projects such as evaluating electrical maintenance and cost saving improvements and giving recommendations.
  • 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.
  • Assist with power plant improvement projects such as evaluating maintenance and cost saving improvements.


Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of the internship in a mechanical 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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