Intern - Electric Equipment Technician (NOVA)

Date: Nov 5, 2023

Location: HERNDON, VA, US, 20171

Company: Dominion Energy

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!


To learn more about Dominion Energy’s workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to DE&I, please see our Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report.


At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.



Job Summary

There are multiple intern opportunities available. Positions will be located at our Lincoln Park office in Herndon, VA. 


Interns will work alongside experienced Dominion Electrical Equipment personnel providing technical assistance to substation and power station personnel in the installation, maintenance and repair of high-voltage electrical equipment including procurement of materials, spare parts and specific tools. These positions will be introduced to the Electrical Equipment Development Program for view of employment requirements of successfully completing the Development Program.

Interns may assist experienced personnel employee including the following activities including: Substation equipment (transformer, circuit breaker, regulator, CCVT, etc.) testing; Aerial lift testing; Infrared testing; Transformer/circuit breaker oil sample collection and DGA review; Transformer processing; Battery and charger installation and testing. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
•    Must be currently enrolled in a 2 year or 4 year degree in Instrumentation Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics, Electrical, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology, Electromechanical or a similar related degree
•    Must have an anticipated graduation date of spring 2025 or later
•    Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
•    Strongly prefer candidates that desire “hands on” experience vs. “design” experience
•    Strongly prefer candidates with good problem solving skills while working with mechanical and/or electrical equipment
•    Experience with Microsoft Office
•    Math and technical/mechanical aptitude required
•    Must be able to follow instructions and be a team player
•    Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Time management and organization
•    Abilities: test basic and routine types of protective relays; lift up to 50 lbs.; manual dexterity; color vision; hearing; climbing; stooping; standing; bending
•    Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds.

Education Requirements

  • Must be enrolled at a university/community college pursuing an Bachelors or Associate's degree in Electronics, Engineering Technology, Electric Utility Substation & Relay Technology, or other relevant technology/technician degrees
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date no later than Spring 2025 or later

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.


Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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