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INTERNSHIP – Electrical Engineering – Technology Development


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Internship/Co-op
Date Posted: December 4, 2022
Reference Code: 1083
Job Summary and Essential Functions

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) applies cutting-edge technology to operating a reliable electricity system, managing competitive markets for wholesale electricity, and planning for the Empire State's energy future. The NYISO invites applications for a full-time summer intern on the Technology Development team.

The Technology Development team performs prototyping and simulation efforts to help the market design and operations teams understand the implications of market design proposals before they are presented to stakeholders for approval. The team leverages the re-run functionality built into the NM platform to perform these simulations. It is important for a new team member to understand how to customize the rerun functionality for market design simulations.

The project will be focused on building functionality to rerun different production days of the year in a current build environment by pulling in load profiles, outage data and bid data for selected days and superimposing the information on a recent build environment to be able to rerun simulations for a wider sample of days than what is currently possible. The sample of days that can be tested currently is limited to the software build deployed on the NM servers which allows the user to select a sample from within the last two months. This project will allow the user to select historical days beyond the 60 days that is currently possible.

The intern will document how the current functionality works and develop additional functionality to enhance the existing framework to support the team's needs.


  • Current enrollment in an Electrical Engineering or related program required. Graduate level candidates preferred.
  • Strong programming skills required.

The NYISO takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. Our summer internship programs give young professionals the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of New York electricity markets, bulk electricity systems and how we plan for New York State's energy future.

All offers of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a drug screening and background check.

The NYISO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
About this Employer

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is responsible for the reliable operation of New York’s nearly 11,000 miles of high-voltage transmission and the dispatch of more than 500 electric power generators. In addition, we administer bulk power markets that trade an average of $7.8 billion in electricity and related products annually.

As a not-for-profit independent system operator, we are governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Participants and Stakeholders in New York’s electricity markets play a significant role in our unique shared governance system.

We employ more than 550 people and occupy two locations in New York's Capital Region. Given the technical complexity of our mission, over a quarter of the company’s staff are devoted to the development and support of information technology. We have a diverse and engaged workforce, and have been recognized as a top employer in the region.