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Tennessee Valley Authority Summer 2022 Technology & Innovation Internship Application in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Summer 2022 Technology & Innovation Internship Application

Job ID:511940Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:Temporary


Posting Open: 09/07/2021

Posting Closing: 11/05/2021

In compliance with federal vaccination requirements, TVA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than November 22, 2021. Offers of employment for this position are contingent upon receipt of acceptable documentation proving that the candidate is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their established start date.

To be considered, GPA and anticipated graduation date must be stated on the resume. Internship opportunities are currently virtual. Hybrid options will be available based on CDC guidelines and federal regulations.

Eligibility Factors:

  • Must have completed at least 30 hours of college coursework

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Currently enrolled as a full time student

  • Have reached the age of 18 years old

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position, access requirements and essential job functions

    General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    · Written and Oral Communication Skills

    · Planning and Organization Skills

    · Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

    · Safety Skills and Awareness

    · Coordination and Collaboration Skills

    · Interpersonal Skills

Position Purpose:

Intern will develop an understanding of the assigned Technology and Innovation (T&I) business unit, as it relates to its functional purpose and will learn standard work, strategies, philosophies, programs, and initiatives within the organization.

T&I Business Units include:

Digital Solutions– Digital Solutions includes Product Delivery, Technology Strategy, Technology Change Management, Standards, Innovation Network, and Digital Transformation. This group works with business partners across TVA to develop and deliver the TVA computing systems and technologies used to serve the people of the Valley. In addition to the development and execution of digital roadmaps and product plans, this team develops and manages technology standards, ensures effective change management, manages metrics, upskills and supports the enterprise with self-service tools and capabilities, and researches innovation opportunities. They are developing Digital Centers of Excellence and an Innovation Incubator, both of which should be operational by late 2021.

Infrastructure & Operations- The Infrastructure & Operations team provides hardware & software that TVA businesses use to generate and maintain reliable power across the Tennessee Valley. I&O also supports, carefully evaluates, and troubleshoots TVA's computer systems and applications to ensure they continue to run reliably and effectively. Some functions of I&O include the T&I Help Desk, field service and support for all TVA nuclear, fossil, coal, hydro and gas plants, DevOps, cloud computing, IT Commons (Walk-up help center), and computer risk remediation and mitigation.

Cybersecurity- The TVA Cybersecurity organization has many diverse career opportunities that support strengthening the reliability, availability and resilience of TVA’s electronic and information based assets. These functions include - Incident Response, Strategy and Risk Management, Assessments and Testing, Authorization and Outreach, Operational Security and Compliance, Privacy, Threat Intelligence and Systems and Services.

Technology Portfolio Management- The Technology Portfolio Management organization includes T&I Portfolio Optimization, the T&I Project Management Office, T&I Work Management, and T&I Vendor Management and Origination. The functions of these groups include management of T&I’s cash flows and resource capacity, development of technology agreements for T&I products and services, vendor relationship and performance management, management of technology investments, and execution of technology projects.

Principal Accountabilities:

Example duties include:

  • Becoming familiar with the TVA business, organization, key decision makers, T&I processes and procedures

  • Interacting with the T&I leaders and team members while learning the key components that drive T&I strategic direction.

  • Develops working knowledge of critical T&I functions including: T&I Digital Solutions, Cybersecurity, T&I Infrastructure & Operations, and T&I Portfolio Management.

  • Leverages technical expertise applied with business acumen to support business partner T&I needs.

  • Learns to apply policies and procedures across the organizations; to recommend continuous improvement changes in support of business needs, and to proactively develop understanding of policies, procedures, and culture and communicate these to new and existing employees.


Seeking majors in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Data Analytics, Statistics, Business and other related majors.

Position Locations: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Huntsville, Memphis and virtual options available

Salary dependent on hours completed in school but ranges from $21.00 (sophomores) to $27.00 (graduate students) per hour.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at . TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

1) Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or

2) Email documents to [email protected]

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