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Student Employee - Winter Intern DER Demonstration Projects

Knoxville, Tennessee
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Job Title:

Student Employee - Winter Intern DER Demonstration Projects 



Knoxville, TN


Job Summary and Description:


Additional Job Information:

Interested in the future of energy? Curious how utilities, governments, and innovative corporations are working to modernize the grid to address growing numbers of solar and wind generators, battery storage, electric vehicles, and microgrids? Want to gain an international perspective that companies are looking for, extending far beyond the boundaries of textbooks and academic papers?

The Electric Power Research Institute, a leader in guiding the evolution of smarter grids and the electric power industry, is seeking capable team members that will help us “connect the dots” between theory and research. We’re conducting first-of-kind demonstration projects with utilities around the world and need your help to direct research efforts, analyze field results, and communicate our findings to the global community.

Through our student program, you’ll gain valuable experience working among the best and brightest in the energy industry at our Knoxville, TN facility featuring our state-of-the-art power quality, customer systems, communications, and cybersecurity laboratories.

For this position, we’re looking for:

  • An interest in the electric power industry, and an inquisitive attitude about new technology and emerging research;
  • Ability to operate independently, reaching out for guidance when necessary;
  • Pursuing Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree with relevant course work in science, engineering, and/or business; and
  • Maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The ideal candidate will have one or more of the following:

  • Strong programming skills in one or more languages used for data analytics, such as MATLAB, Python, or R;
  • Familiarity with power electronics systems, controls, and their applications to the energy industry; or
  • Background in power systems (equipment or studies) and contemporary issues in electricity distribution


EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.

Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.

EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled

Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.


Posted: 2018-10-23 Expires: 2018-11-22


EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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