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Southern Company Engineering Co-op & Intern Opportunities in United States

Engineering Co-op & Intern Opportunities



The Southern Company system consists of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Company Gas, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLinc, Southern Telecom and PowerSecure.

GENERATION (making electricity): This group is responsible for designing, operating, and maintaining over 70 fossil and hydro plants across our system. Opportunities are available in both plant and office settings.

NUCLEAR (making electricity ): Southern Nuclear operates 4 Nuclear facilities located in Georgia and Alabama. Southern Nuclear is credited with leading the Nuclear renaissance as it is building the nation’s 1 st new nuclear sites in 30 years. Opportunities are available in the industrial plant environment

TRANSMISSION (transmitting electricity): This group designs and maintains our high voltage power grids including over 27,000 miles of lines and 3,700 substations. Most opportunities include both field and office work.

DISTRIBUTION (distributing electricity): This group serves as the face of the company, delivering power to 4.4 million customers serviced by Southern Company. Opportunities include field work and customer interaction

CORPORATE SUPPORT: This group includes our support functions such as Accounting, Marketing, Rates, Sales, etc. and is suited to those individuals with an interest and aptitude in business applications

SOUTHERN COMPANY GAS (SouthStar Energy): This group markets natural gas. Opportunities


Education Requirements:

  • Enrolled in an ABET accredited Engineering program

  • Have a 3.0 GPA

Experience Requirements:

- No experience necessary

Behavioral Attributes:

- Good communication skills

- High level of dependability

- Problem Solver

- Shows Initiative

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Cooperative

Primary Location: United States

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Cooperative

Req ID: SCS2007656

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