The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) intern program provides high-performing students with the opportunity to gain broad experience working for the nation’s largest public power organization. This summer, 19 undergraduate and graduate students are participating in the intern program. Every Friday, we will feature one summer intern and provide a weekly snapshot of their internship experiences.
Steven Perilli, a University of Massachusetts-Amherst junior, is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. At NYPA, Steven works in the Energy Efficiency Department which contracts and implements state of the art energy saving technologies.
Since beginning my internship, I have had the opportunity to do many interesting things. I’ve researched solar energy, geothermal energy, refrigeration cycle, and fuel cells. I also had the privilege of attending meetings where the discussion focused on updating Project Management Software and making Primavera more user friendly. As a current college student, I found my visit to SUNY Purchase to see the HVAC mechanical upgrade at the Neuberger Museum particularly fascinating. I also visited SUNY Maritime and saw the solar panels installed on the roof. Mechanical engineering is a broad field and I’m grateful for this opportunity to learn about this field of engineering. I’m proud to say that I’m interning here at NYPA