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Duke Energy 2022 Summer Internship - Environmental, Health, and Safety in Huntersville, North Carolina

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Please attach your current unofficial transcript in order to be considered for this position.

Environmental, Health, and Safety manages Duke Energy’s overall environmental program including functions of Governance, Environmental Compliance, and Scientific Services. A successful intern will assist in designing and conducting scientific studies and analyses to support the safe and efficient operation of Duke Energy generation facilities, gas operations, and electric transmission/distribution grid. Students will work within the larger Environmental Science organization to help investigate and resolve various scientific and technical problems throughout the company.


  • Work in the field or laboratory completing procedure driven work in support of sample collection or analysis

  • Interpret analytical results and assist in preparing technical reports as needed

  • Help with the collection and interpretation of samples and data to provide guidance to all business units to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and industry guidelines

  • Develop and oversee the use of appropriate sampling and monitoring procedures and guidelines

  • Interface with multiple levels within the EHS organization and business units that we support

  • Prepare and review technical documents for regulatory, audit, and other groups

  • Coordinate activities related to assigned scientific projects, programs, and operational systems

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology and Management, Fisheries, Wildlife, Conservation Biology, Natural Resources, Natural Resource Management, Applied Ecology, Water Quality and Water Resources, or Chemistry.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

  • Valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Familiarization with lab safety protocol and procedures

  • Aptitude and ability to work safely, according to procedure, and demonstrated focus on safety related instruction and expectation

  • Exceptional time management skills

  • Demonstrated aptitude in the environmental sciences

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, e.g. influencing and listening skills to deal effectively with co-workers and management

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated willingness to learn EHS and department programs and procedures

  • Ability to analyze data and develop appropriate strategic responses

  • Demonstrated extracurricular activities, including in a leadership role

  • Must be an energetic, motivated individual with a positive attitude that functions well in a challenging work environment and can accept and manage change effectively

    Working Conditions

  • Onsite - Work will be performed at a company facility.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, October 14, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.