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College Intern - System Integration

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Salt River Project


1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship

IT & Cybersecurity•Tempe


  • System Integration is focused on system-spanning studies inclusive of generation, transmission, and distribution that also bridge the gap between long-term planning and operations of SRP’s future power system. To prepare SRP to quickly adopt increased amounts of renewables, this position will support tools and the architecture for decarbonization efforts. The intern will also analyze the performance of SRP’s short-term solar generation forecasts and enhance optimization modeling of the future power system.


  • Eligibility:
  • To be eligible for the Student Intern Program at SRP, the employee must be actively enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours that are college level (100) or above over the course of a regular semester and must be working towards a degree from an accredited college or university.
  • For an accelerated program, the student must be enrolled in six credit hours in the equivalent of a traditional semester.
  • Pay rate is $18.75 per hour for an undergraduate intern and $20.80 per hour for a graduate intern.
  • Experience:
  • Preferred experience in data science, power systems analysis, data analysis, engineering, grid operations or forecasting techniques
  • Familiarity with computer programming (VBA, SQL, Python, C++, R, Matlab, etc.)
  • Meteorology and renewable generation experience is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Curiosity and self-motivation to perform research
  • Education:
  • College level coursework (100+) from an accredited institution will be evaluated on an individual basis according to the skill/level to determine if applicable to the position by management.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

IT & Cybersecurity


  • Develop performance metrics and tracking of SRP’s existing solar forecasting tools.
  • Benchmark, track, improve, and communicate the performance of the solar forecasting models and collaborate with IT to maintain the infrastructure, including both internal and external data pipelines.
  • Assist with the integration of new solar forecasting tools and the utilization of data from sky cameras.
  • Analyze the outputs of optimization models for the power system.
  • Support the creation of a data repository and provide visual analytics.
  • Support the tool development for outage and de-rate detection for solar units.
  • Create training models for new types of generation resources.
  • Support innovative projects for the decarbonization transformation.
  • This summer internship may be extended based on work availability.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking