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Summer Intern 2023 - Power System Modeling & Engineering

Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Internship/Co-op
Date Posted: December 8, 2022
Reference Code: R1247
AT ERCOT, our diverse and dynamic work environment provides our employees with the opportunity to shape the future of the Texas electric grid. We encourage you to join our talented, dedicated workforce through the summer internship program to develop reliable, yet economical, solutions for current and future energy challenges, while learning new skills and growing your career.

The ERCOT Internship Program gives high-performing college students the opportunity to develop their skills in a professional work environment. Interns receive intellectually-stimulating projects and assignments that aim to solve real challenges facing the electric industry. The ERCOT Internship Program allows students to experience corporate work life and provides ERCOT staff the opportunity to evaluate their capabilities and compatibility with ERCOT's mission, work ethic, and culture for future employment.

ERCOT is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels of our company. It is the cornerstone of our corporate values of accountability, leadership, innovation, trust, and expertise. We accept and celebrate those that join us and recognize that individuals with a wide variety of talents, ideas, and experiences propel the innovation that drives our success. A diverse and inclusive workforce strengthens us and allows for a collaborative environment to solve the challenges that face our industry today and in the future.

ERCOT offers the flexibility to work both in and out of the office within the state of Texas, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance.

The primary responsibility for the intern will be working with Network Model Administration team members to develop tools and methods to better model the Texas grid. The intern will learn about ERCOT systems and have the opportunity to work on operations, steady state, short circuit, or geomagnetic disturbance models across both the operational and planning horizons.They will learn about ERCOT power system modeling processes and work closely with the team to improve models used by the entire ERCOT market.

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with building software and coding in any of the following languages: C#, Java, or Python
  • Familiarity with database querying using SQL
  • Experience with power systems analysis
Desired Educational Level:
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering in Electrical Engineering.
Preferred work schedule of the intern:
  • 40 hours a week / Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Summer 2023
This program is a paid learning experience for students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (no exceptions) and who have at least completed their sophomore year of college studies. Students who apply must be enrolled in a bachelor or postgraduate degree program at a school listed in the U.S. Department of Education's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs. Graduate students are highly encouraged to apply. A relocation stipend is available to out-of-town candidates if the job is required to be on-site.

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About this Employer

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers -- representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 52,700+ miles of transmission lines and 1,030+ generation units, including PUNs. It also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for 8 million premises in competitive choice areas. ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature. Its members include consumers, cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities, transmission and distribution providers and municipally owned electric utilities.