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Arizona Public Service Summer Intern: Fossil Generation in Farmington, New Mexico



The APS Fossil Generation team is looking for outstanding Engineering students to participate in our 10-week paid, full-time Summer Internship Program. This program is designed to develop rising Juniors for future career success at APS by providing meaningful projects and work responsibilities while under the direction of experienced Engineers and Management. Top interns will be considered for the Fossil Generation Rotational Engineering Program upon completion of the internship.

If in person, our Internship Program starts at our Corporate Headquarters in Phoenix, AZ. During this first week you will be introduced to Fossil Generation leadership and given a broad overview of many of the facets of our business - including tours of our facilities, safety training and a fun networking event. Due to the global pandemic, workplace protocols and social distancing policies continue to evolve. We will keep Interns informed of our reintegration back into our physical workspace. If it is unsafe to be in person, the summer internship program will be virtual and performed remotely.

Once the orientation week is complete Interns will begin their assignment at one of our various locations in Arizona or New Mexico. In addition to your primary project responsibilities you will have the opportunity to participate in the structured Intern Program, which includes networking events, development sessions, tours, volunteer opportunities and a final presentation regarding your project and Intern experience. You’ll be treated as a full-time employee, with two paid holidays, and a fun-energetic atmosphere that emphasizes work-life balance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the engineering, design and project management of fossil generation power plant projects, under the direction of experienced Engineers and Management
  • Learn and apply sound engineering practices in the design, construction, and operation of projects to existing Fossil Generation Power Plants
  • Overnight trips to the power plants may be required


  • Must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar degree program
  • Academic standing of a rising-senior level (graduating in Dec 2021 or May 2022)
  • Must show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training specific to functional area; minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Willingness to relocate to AZ / NM; travel may be required; valid driver's license may be required for specific assignment

GENERAL INTERN SUMMARY: Acquires broad experience in practicing and learning business, engineering, information systems fundamentals in real work settings. Intern assignment is for a short, temporary period of time.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Actively enrolled in an accredited college or university undergraduate degree program. Must show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1) Performs simple to intermediate analysis and designs. May assist in preparing business/engineering plans, designs, specifications, cost estimates, evaluations and studies.

2) Assists in research, business documentation, studies or technical reviews. Conducts analyses, investigations, verifications and summarizes results or findings in written reports or oral presentations.

3) Utilizes internal resources to learn business/engineering operations/functions and apply learning in completion of work assignments.

4) Coordinates efforts with other disciplines, and/or departments in achieving project goals and task assignments.

5) Performs other related duties as required.

Export Compliance/EEO

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Pinnacle West”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 20200562

Location: Farmington, NM;Phoenix;Tempe;Buckeye;Joseph City

Regular/Temporary: Temporary