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Duquesne Light Company 2022 Summer Internship- Affordability in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!


The Intern, Affordability Office is a position within a new department at DLC, Affordability and Innovation Management (AIM). AIM is an organization guided by the DLC Executive Team to identify compelling ideas within the organization that can be used to improve efficiencies and drive value within DLC.

The Intern will be responsible for supporting the collection, prioritization and execution plans for ideas and will support their subsequent implementation across the organization. This position will work with workstreams from across the Enterprise under the guidance of the Affordability Specialist - all coming together to educate initiative owners and assist them with moving their initiatives through the AIM methodology.

At DLC this role holds the potential for high impact to the business as it will underpin our focus on operational excellence and in particular our objective to identify value within the organization. Reporting to the Specialist of Affordability Office, the Intern of Affordability Office will be able to execute the strategy of a new culture at DLC.

The individual will have responsibility for developing relationships and effective partnerships with all parts of the organization.


Applicants must be enrolled in a 4-year accredited college with a focus in Finance, Business, IT, or Engineering. The applicant must have great communication skills, proof of teamwork ability, and technical / analytical proficiencies. Previous internship experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors:

Effective candidates will demonstrate a diverse set of skills and behaviors:

Experience managing programs and/or projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as organization and time management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products. Ability to prioritize and work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment. Must have a passion for uplifting and supporting community needs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

The Intern, Affordability Office will be responsible for activities across three primary areas:

  1. The Evaluation and Prioritization of Ideas

  2. Creating and/or confirming all documents are included for each initiative

  3. Host meetings with others in the organization to problem solve issues

  4. Assist in onboarding new initiative owners

  5. The Tracking of Idea Implementation

  6. Track progress of initiatives by utilizing our dashboard tool

  7. Basic program management activities such as status reporting, schedules, issues, and risks

  8. Working across the business units to follow up and assist as necessary with each initiative implementation

  9. The Accumulation of Ideas

  10. Working with the business units to track and update initiatives

  11. Working with the Communication department to effectively inform the organization and the participants of the activities of AIM

Physical Requirements:

Work will be conducted in a hybrid environment with some time working remotely, and some time required to be in-office/on-site. Candidates must be within close proximity to Pittsburgh.


Applicants must be able to successfully complete a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and social media screen.

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Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.