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Intern - Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Environmental/Construction/Land) (Multiple Locations)

Date: Nov 16, 2018

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.


Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.


Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

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


Job Summary

This summer internship opportunity will be assigned to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project (Atlantic/ACP) within Dominion Energy Transmission.  Internship opportunities shall be offered in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The summer internship program will be a structured 10-12 week program starting in May and ending in August. This role will allow interns to shadow decision makers and individual contributors within the Atlantic project team, while gaining valuable hands-on experience in the natural gas industry.  Intern responsibilities shall be determined by business unit placement within the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project team.


The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a 600-mile underground natural gas transmission pipeline that will deliver new, lower-cost supplies of natural gas to public utilities in Virginia and North Carolina to generate cleaner electricity, heat homes and power local businesses. The $6 billion project is a partnership between four regional energy companies — Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and Southern Company Gas.


With the region’s population and manufacturing economy growing and as electric utilities switch from coal to cleaner-burning natural gas, demand for natural gas in Virginia and North Carolina will nearly double over the next two decades. Yet, the region’s existing pipelines are fully tapped and unable to meet this growing demand. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will deliver the new supplies of natural gas public utilities need to serve growing demand by consumers and businesses in the region.


The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be an energy provider, job creator and economic game changer for West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. This underground natural gas transmission pipeline will transport new supplies of natural gas from West Virginia to communities where it’s urgently needed in Virginia and North Carolina. Along the way, the pipeline will help the region lower emissions, improve air quality, grow local economies and create thousands of new jobs in manufacturing and other industries.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft products (MS Word, Excel, & PowerPoint)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective planning and organization skills
  • Reliable transportation to enable travel to and from assigned construction office location
  • Candidates must be available to participate in the entire 10-12 weeks of the program during the summer
  • Strong desire to gain experience in the Energy industry

Education Requirements

  • Candidates must be enrolled full-time at a 4-year university currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, GIS, Construction Management, Land, Engineering Technology or a related major   OR    at a 2-year university with the intent to transfer to a 4-year university to pursue a degree in Environmental Science, GIS, Construction Management, Land, Engineering Technology or a related major.
  • Students must currently hold minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Students must have a graduation date of spring 2021 or later.

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.  


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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