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Duquesne Light Company 2022 Summer Internship - Clean Energy 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!

Job Description:

Duquesne Light is looking for an individual who is passionate about clean energy and sustainability challenges in the energy industry. The intern would work with the Regulatory and Clean Energy Strategy team, alongside the broader External Affairs group, and support the daily activities of the team, specifically focused on clean energy initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support with clean energy initiatives, research, and projects within the company.

  • Conduct research and write summaries on emerging clean energy topics and legislation that impacts the company and Duquesne Light’s service territory.

  • Help the Clean Energy Advisor coordinate responses to external environmental stakeholders including governmental agencies, university and college researchers, and non-profit organizations.

  • Provide general support for sustainability focused community engagement events.

  • Other duties as assigned


Education Required: Current student at an accredited college or university

Major Preferred: Sustainability, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Public Policy, Political Science, or related field (other degrees can be considered pending applicable skills, extracurricular activities, and interests)


  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Ability to analyze complex issues and communicate clearly and succinctly

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment

  • Desire to learn new information

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications

Hybrid Work Statement

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.

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, sexual orientation and gender identity 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.