Telecom Engineering Internship - Summer 2024 (Charlotte, NC)

110 Duke Energy Business Services, LLC
Remote friendly

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Be a part of something powerful. If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference, it’s Duke Energy. Be a part of a team dedicated to innovation and service. A company with a strategic long-term plan for growth. Help us build a smarter energy future!

Duke Energy is one of America’s largest utilities, serving more than 9 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy transition to achieve our goal of net-zero methane emissions from our natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. Click here to learn more.

Duke Energy Offers Students:

  • On-the-job experience: Working independently as well as part of a high-performing team while having an end-to-end ownership of a distinct deliverable that has a direct impact on the business. You will begin to build a robust set of career-impacting interpersonal communication skills by actively participating in your team's day-to-day activities.
  • A speaker series (virtual and/or in-person): Duke Energy’s top leaders share their career paths, tips and advice, while also sharing insights on the business organizations they serve.
  • Engagement and social activities with other interns
  • Organization networking activities: We promote community involvement and networking with other summer interns and full-time employees. You will have the opportunity to create lasting professional relationships, build your network, and take advantage of a diverse and rapidly growing workforce.
  • Competitive Hourly Pay & 401K contributions
  • Meaningful work assignments that impact sustainability within the energy industry
  • Mentorships and networking opportunities with Duke Energy Leaders
  • Opportunity for full-time employment upon graduation
  • Opportunity to present to leadership and your peers your impactful contribution towards our path to net zero

The successful candidate for this position will work with experienced Data Network Engineers in developing, maintaining, and testing of routine work procedures and define standard designs, installation, support, and upgrade methodologies for our Data network. Responsibilities may include evaluation, design, installation, integration testing, upgrading components, operational support, and performance monitoring of the data network environment


  • Design of Cisco networks.  Understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching. Understanding of Spanning tree protocols.  Understand subnetting.  Understanding of the layers of the OSI model.  Understanding TCP and UDP.  Understanding of Access control lists.  Understanding of how and when to use certain statements on Cisco routers and switches.  Understanding of EIGRP, OSPF and BGP.  Understanding of routing protocols, what types and when to use.

  • Completes routine projects with minimal oversight with increasing ability to independently manage project schedules and interfaces; increasingly competent to design, operate and maintain systems with moderate impact on existing systems.

  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures, proficient in technical and analytical competencies. 

  • Assists in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities under the guidance of higher-level employees.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. 

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

  • Manages personal self-development and maintains current knowledge of the industry to leverage more effective or emerging technologies

  • Participate on and lead small-scale initiatives

  • Participate in process improvement

  • Grow technical expertise and knowledge

Basic Qualifications:

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a Bachelors Master degree in Electrical Engineering or Civil Engineering

  • Valid driver's license

  • Practical experience in using Microsoft applications like Excel, Word, and Teams.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Previous job experience that demonstrates the maturity to work in a team setting and being able to work independently with limited management oversight. 

  • Professional and effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Exposure to or familiarity with computer networking and telecommunications

  • Two or fewer years of full time IT or Engineering work experience

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Ability to excel in a variety of roles

  • Self-driven, motivated, and proactive

  • Demonstrates troubleshooting & problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.  Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with different levels within the organization.

  • Ability to learn and apply defined telecom technologies to the business.

  • Effective inter-personal skills (listening, conflict management, approachability, negotiations).

Working Conditions:

  • Onsite Mobility Classification – Work will be performed at a company facility.

  • Start date is 5/20/2024

  • Many of our opportunities require a 40-hour work week

  • Housing stipend available when applicable

  • The work location for this position is 9700 David Taylor Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28262

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)


Represented/Union Position


Visa Sponsored Position


Posting Expiration Date

Friday, November 24, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.


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