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PPL Corporation Intern - Information Technology (Summer 2021) in Allentown, Pennsylvania


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Intern - Information Technology (Summer 2021)

Primary Responsibilities:

PPL Electric Utilities Information Technology organization is seeking 10 students to work full time (40 hours/week) during summer 2020, in Allentown, Pennsylvania to assist us in our digital transformation. If you have a high level of technical curiosity and learning agility, accustomed to working through technical problems with a team, able to work through technology solutions utilizing new and unique paths, have embraced the cloud, virtualization, as well as all forms of digital technology, and you understand that it’s critical for IT security to be part of every IT employee’s DNA, then PPL Electric Utilities IT is the right place for you. Our goal as a PPL Electric Utilities IT department is to bring new and exciting technologies to the business while using an Agile approach to delivering solutions rapidly and flawlessly that will transform the way the business operates.

The PPL Electric Utilities IT intern will actively work to plan, develop, and execute solutions that support the increasing need for technology on the electric grid.

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Position Summary:

A PPL Intern is a temporarily employed full-time college student in an accredited four-year institution of higher learning, who is offered a work-study program designed to give college students practical work experience in their field of study. This program often helps students determine career interests. Beyond the scope of the actual tasks performed, the student becomes familiar with a corporate environment and gains practical skills and knowledge to supplement their classroom experience.

Joining PPL as an intern provides you with the opportunity to explore possible career opportunities within Application Development (Mobile and Web), Cloud Computing and Integration, Machine Learning/Data Analytics and strategic IT planning and project management, or IT Security as well as:

  • Meeting senior executives

  • Becoming members of business resource groups

  • Participating in community service projects

  • Contributing to departmental goals.

Sample projects include:

  • Deploy a virtual personal assistant to enhance the employee experience

  • Providing support for the data lake for tasks such as reporting, visualization, analytics and machine learning

  • Using Google Cloud API (or similar) for indexing and natural response of our emergency procedure database

  • Deploying a mobile application for field workers

  • Using data analytics to optimize conversion of customers off paper billing

  • Implement cloud solutions replacing legacy systems

  • Developing Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions as a training alternative

This position is a safety-sensitive role. Upon acceptance of a conditional offer, all individuals in safety-sensitive roles are obligated report the use of any medication that may impair their ability to perform the job in a safe manner.

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among co-workers.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate or master’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, or related field.

  • Will graduate from their academic program within 12 months of internship completion.

  • Have an acceptable overall grade point average, not lower than a 3.0.

  • Eligible to work in accordance with Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) regulations.

  • Able to provide an official student transcript and other required information.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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