College Intern - Environmental Services

  • NextEra Energy
  • Juno Beach, FL, USA
  • Sep 25, 2018
Internship- Paid Energy Energy - Wind Environmental Science - Engineering Renewable Energy Sustainability

Job Description

Position Specific Description

At NextEra Energy Inc., we are committed to being an industry leader in environmental protection and stewardship, not only because it makes business sense, but because it is the right thing to do. Our commitment to compliance, conservation, communication, and continuous improvement fosters a culture of environmental excellence and drives the sustainable management of our business planning, operations, and daily work. 

The internship positions within the Environmental Services Department will provide mentoring and practical hands on experience in a corporate setting with potential travel opportunities off campus to visit power plants, solar energy centers, transmission lines and substation proposed sites or facilities under construction and/or in operation; there will also be participation in team meetings, and volunteer events. The positions offer work on challenging projects and assignments as well as exposure to multiple business unit activities, corporate leadership, and culture. 

Key areas of responsibility within the Department which may require intern support include:

  • Strategic Planning services: Responsible for identifying, evaluating, communicating and

    managing emerging federal and state legislative and regulatory developments that may have the potential to affect NextEra Energy activities.

  • Compliance Assurance Services: Responsible for evaluating the degree of NextEra business units’ adherence to federal, state, and local environmental requirements and guiding the business units on environmental governance.
  • Permitting and Licensing: Responsible for identifying and obtaining required licenses and regulatory agency approvals to modify and maintain existing facilities and construct new fossil and renewable energy generating facilities, gas infrastructure facilities, and transmission facilities.
  • Support Services: Responsible for providing consulting and subject matter environmental expertise for all business units in issues involving the media of air, water, waste, and wildlife.
  • Sustainability, wildlife and outreach: Responsible for promoting NextEra’s sustainability profile internally and externally, addressing wildlife issues pertinent to power production and in partnering with environmental stakeholders. 

To be considered for this position the applicants must be actively enrolled at a college or university as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree in an environmentally related discipline with an emphasis in environmental sciences including (but not limited to) environmental policy, management, sustainability, hydrology, biology or related engineering fields. Candidate must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Ideal candidates will have finished freshman or sophomore year and have an interest in pursuing a career in the utility sector.

Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Job Overview

Employees in the role will be provided mentoring and practical hands on experience for relevant career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of study or specialization. To be considered for this position the applicant must be actively enrolled at a college or university as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher. Candidate must also have a current GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 0.00 to 4.00 scale).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Assists department with assigned projects 
•   Completes challenging projects and assignments 
•   Presents final project to senior leadership at the end of the internship 
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  High School Grad / GED

Preferred Qualifications

•  Effective Written Communications
•  Effective Verbal Communications

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