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Duke Energy 2022 Co-Op - RRE (Midwest) in Owensville, Indiana

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.

Position Summary

Duke Energy Regulated and Renewable Energy (RRE) is seeking energetic, hardworking internship or co-op engineering students with an interest in the generation of electric power for the electric power industry. As an RRE engineering student, you’ll not only gain exposure to a wide range of technical and operational opportunities, you’ll acquire critical insight into our company and our industry. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable networking connections which will help prepare and develop your skills for future career opportunities. Work assignments begin in January, May, and August of 2022. This position is for students pursuing degrees in undergraduate studies in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (non-technology). In addition to working within your discipline, you may be asked to work across a multi-engineering discipline platform.

As a student worker, you will complete specific deliverables and make a final presentation to RRE leaders at the end of your work period. You will gain experience working in both office and field locations. Some travel would be involved. We offer flexible work schedules. Students that enjoy a challenge, are willing to learn and contribute, and can be productive in both team and independent settings are ideal candidates.

Working Conditions

  • Location(s): Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky

  • Housing accommodation lump sum (in qualifying cases).

  • Office and plant environment - requires walking, light lifting, infrequent climbing, and occasional exposure to temperature and noise.

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited program. (ABET Accreditation can be verified here:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

  • Available to work a minimum of two rotations.

  • A valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a co-op program at an accredited college or university or the ability to be enrolled in the program prior to start date.

  • Class status as a sophomore or junior.

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Available to work two to three sessions.

  • Previous engineering experience working as an intern/co-op.

  • Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry.

  • Ability to interface with all levels of management.

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated history of achievements and personal performance.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities through effective decision-making.

  • Works effectively with others from diverse backgrounds to solve problems and implement solutions.

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in use of computers, software, and engineering applications.

  • Demonstrated time management skills.

Specific Requirements

  • Depending on work location, may be required to meet requirements for unescorted access/security clearance.

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, appropriate clothing, ear plugs, fall protection, etc.), as needed.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, October 1, 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.