• Gainesville, VA, USA
  • Full Time or Part Time

Engineering Internship Opportunities


Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is an electric cooperative that sells and distributes electric energy to 172,000+ customers throughout portions of eight jurisdictions covering a 651 square mile service territory in Northern Virginia.  NOVEC owns and operates an electric delivery system that includes 7,400 miles of distribution lines and facilities, comprised of 40 miles of transmission lines, more than 60 electric substations, 210 electric distribution circuits and low voltage services.

Internship Details

NOVEC's Distribution Engineering, System Engineering & Planning and Substation Engineering departments, located at our Gainesville and Manassas, Virginia locations, are seeking candidates for paid full and part-time engineering internships for 2020. Projects and duties for an electrical engineering intern could include the following, for example:

  • Examine trends, events and adverse conditions on NOVEC's electric system.
  • Perform routine calculations and studies under the direction of an engineer or designer.
  • Perform field visits and verify existing conditions/status.
  • Develop and review material standards.
  • Complete engineering economics based reviews of designs and standards.
  • Complete equipment sizing evaluations.
  • Support storm restoration efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field at an ABET accredited college/school/university with an anticipated graduation date of December 2020 or after.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Must have successfully completed Circuits II and Physics II (or equivalent courses).
  • Must live within commuting distance of the assigned work location (Gainesville or Manassas, Virginia).
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a safe driving history.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous engineering work experience or other internships.
  • Successful completion of Power Systems Analysis (or equivalent course).
  • Successful completion of Electromagnetics (or equivalent course). 
  • Must have a desire to pursue a career in the energy industry.
  • Previous experience working with mapping systems.


NOVEC is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.  We do not provide sponsorship for our positions. 

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