Summer Intern- Information Technology

Position Details

Organization: Duke Energy Department: Information Technology department
Level: Graduate, Level: Undergraduate Internship Link
The IT Summer Internship is Duke Energy’s premier leadership and technical development summer internship position for high-potential, current college students seeking to increase their knowledge foundation and skills in the field of Information Technology, at the country’s largest electric power holding company, to assist in both their respective academia and future careers. 

IT Summer Internships may take place in any of the nine IT organizations at Duke Energy – Application Delivery, Application Support, Infrastructure & Operations, Nuclear Applications & Operations, Telecommunications, Business Planning & Relationship Management, Project Management, Cyber Security & Compliance, and Technology Strategy & Data Management. 

The Intern will experience complex intellectual challenges, participate on and be responsible for small-scale and large-scale ventures alike, and be exposed to project management, process improvement, and numerous technological tools in a multiplicity of diverse IT functions. They will gain familiarity with the organization and the company’s business operations by networking with other Interns and more senior level employees, as well as honing their own skills for future, practical application. 

The Internship Program is designed as a talent pipeline for future IT Associates – a full time, entry-level rotational program in Duke Energy’s Information Technology department.


  • Minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or first year graduate student, at an accredited university
  • Working towards an IT or Engineering related major, such as Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Software Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering


  • Exposure to or familiarity with computer networking and telecommunications, application design and development, information security (e.g., applications, intrusion detection, firewalls, etc.), operating systems, database administration
  • Leadership potential or skills displayed through extracurricular activities (e.g., intramurals, boy/girl scouts, clubs and organizations)
  • Community service experience
  • Previous IT Internship or Co-op experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Willingness and desire to rotate to, as well as an ability to excel in, a variety of roles
  • Professional and effective written and verbal communication skills