Student Intern, Protection Engineering
Tucson, AZ 
Posted 25 days ago
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UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

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Job Description - Student Intern, Protection Engineering

Position Description

Tucson Electric Power, one of Arizona's leading utility companies, seeks an individual for the position of Student Intern in the Protection Engineering Department. We are looking for an energetic addition to our team to assist Engineers with existing projects and studies. This person should have a strong interest in the area of Engineering and the ability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Position-Related Responsibilities

  • Assist with creating, designing and documenting projects as needed
  • Assist with developing, preparing and reviewing reports and studies to identify and recommend engineering solutions
  • Assist with gathering and reviewing data to help determine the cause of a system disturbance
  • Assist with system studies and validating models


  • Pursuing a degree in an Engineering field with a graduation date of May 2025 or later
  • Able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during regular business hours; up to 40 hours a week during the summer and school breaks as needed
  • Have a high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to protect highly sensitive and confidential information; Must be able to meet regular deadlines
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess functional knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment


  • Must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during regular business hours; and up to 40 hours a week during the summer and school breaks
  • Student Interns must maintain the required hours for full-time student status, good academic standing at their college or university, as defined by the college or university and the GPA required for graduation by their college or university.
  • Failure to maintain full-time status, good academic standing and/or the requisite GPA will result in Student Interns being deemed ineligible for participation in this program.
  • Student Interns are employed on a temporary basis and are generally not eligible for some benefits; including holiday pay.
  • Scheduling of work hours and assignments should be made taking into consideration that Student Interns are students first and employees second.

Pay Rate: $16.00/hour + Depending on year in school

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Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
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