Summer Mechanical Engineering Internship

  • 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:


Project Engineering & Design

  • Create designs for large scale projects allowing for the safe reliable delivery of natural gas to customers.

Main and Service Replacement Engineering

  • Analyze and select gas main segments in need of replacement.

Electric Material Standards

  • Assist with performing overhead and underground structure loading analysis and define installation requirements per industry requirements.
  • Assist with performing sag & tension conductor calculations for the transmission & distribution overhead systems.

Pressure Regulating Engineering

  • Develop long and short term investment plans for LNG, CNG and Pressure Regulation assets, providing an energy asset roadmap towards a reliable and sustainable future.


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!


“Really great internship with lots of meaningful work and caring engineers that wanted to teach you.”

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