Engineering Interns

Children And Families Of IowaOttumwa, IA

a month ago


Job Title

Intern - Generation Engineering

Job Location

Ottumwa, Iowa

Job Overview

An internship with Alliant Energy is your opportunity to apply your coursework to challenging and meaningful projects. As an intern, you will have the chance to work on projects with a direct impact on our company's future, including creating customer experience proposals, meeting customer renewable energy needs, and implementing new systems. Throughout the internship, you will have the opportunity to virtually network and learn about Alliant Energy through various events and challenges.


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  • Assist the Generation Engineering team at the Prairie Creek Generating Station in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Complete a mixture of hands-on work, such as thermal performance testing and outage inspections, as well as desk work, including data analysis and preparing test reports
  • Potentially travel to support other facilities across the fleet in Iowa and Wisconsin
  • Adhere to safety protocols and wear necessary personal protective equipment
  • Physical exertion in a hot and possibly dirty/dusty environment, including climbing stairs, standing on gratings, and handling bulky equipment


  • Pursuing (or recently graduated from) a degree in mechanical or chemical engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, process engineering, mechatronics engineering, computer science, or related field preferred
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Active interest and desire to learn about the power industry
  • Completed or currently enrolled in dynamics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, power plant systems, or related classes
  • Reliable vehicle to travel to locations outside of Cedar Rapids, with an anticipated travel percentage of 20%
  • Availability for occasional early starts and long days (40-45 hours/week)

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Mechanical Engineering38%

  • Engineering14%

  • Civil Engineering8%

  • Electrical And Electronics Engineering7%

  • Chemical Engineering4%

  • 220 other majors26%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Ottumwa, IA | $3,023/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,063

  • Miscellaneous$845

  • Food$457

  • Utilities$342

  • Transportation$316


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