Summer Civil Engineering Internship-2019

  • National Grid
  • Sep 13, 2018
Full time Engineering

Internship Description

Kickstart your Career with us!



Looking for a meaningful internship? Be a GRIDtern!


National Grid is excited to offer paid internships that will offer you a wide range of technical, managerial and operational opportunities for summer 2019. These opportunities will help you gain valuable insight into National Grid as well as the Energy/Utility industry as a whole, all the while helping you build your professional network.


Starting May/June 2019 through August 2019, spend a summer as a GRIDtern and help advance your skills through a first day Orientation Session, hands on projects within your department, volunteer opportunities, field/work site visits, networking sessions (Lunch & Learns, etc.) and much more.


Detailed responsibilities will vary depending on your course of study and assigned department. Internship departments may include but are not limited to:


Substation Civil/ Structural Engineering

  • Perform substation design tasks encompassing functional layouts, material take offs, cost estimating, and bid document preparation for projects.

Transmission Line Engineering

  • Perform engineering and design functions in accordance with National Grid’s work plan, which includes removal and maintenance of the electric overhead transmission lines.

Substation Engineering & Design

  • Works on projects ranging from equipment damage failures, station rebuilds and expansion, to new Greenfield projects. Work to develop below grade and above grade structures to support electrical equipment to assure safe and reliable power for customers. 


To ensure you will gain the most out of this experience, as a GRIDtern, we take the time placing you in a department that will provide you with the best hands on experience.


Don’t just take our word for it, hear from a Former GRIDtern!


“I loved how many events National Grid offered and organized for the interns. I felt really included in the company and met a lot of great people in it. I learned a lot this summer and really liked National Grid's work environment.”   

2017 Former GRIDtern

Qualifications for our internship program include:

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA for Undergraduate Students
  • 3.2 Cumulative GPA for Graduate Students
  • Applicant must have accumulated 18 or more credits and be 18 years of age
  • Authorized to work in the United States for the entire duration of the internship
  • Registered in school as a full time student



If you possess the outlined job qualifications and are looking for an internship that focuses on team work, building your knowledge base, having the ability to network and developing your career, apply to a GRIDtern position now!


If you’re interested in working in other National Grid locations, check out our postings for Internships in:  New England (Massachusetts & Rhode Island), Downstate New York (Long Island & Brooklyn) or Upstate New York (Syracuse, Albany & Buffalo).


U.S. Work Authorization

US Citizen/Permanent Resident, Non-immigrant with work authorization