Summer Intern Series

Summer Intern Series: Steven Perilli

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

Steven Perilli

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

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Summer Intern Series

New York Power Authority’s intern program

Britney Sampson

Britney Sampson

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.

Britney Sampson, a Manhattan College senior, majoring in Marketing and Business Analytics, hopes to continue working in marketing after she graduates. At NYPA, Britney works in the Customer Load Forecasting group which takes a 10-day look-ahead at the energy markets in order to ensure that NYPA has enough power to meet the energy needs of its entire portfolio of business and governmental customers.

My first impression is that the Power Authority strives to provide a welcoming environment that motivates its employees to give 100 percent every day. I’ve never worked in the energy industry before, and I’m really excited to learn more about energy efficiency, especially the different methods of customer load forecasting. Even in my first few weeks, I am analyzing short-term load forecasting imbalances to determine better forecasting methods in the future. I’m ecstatic that I landed an internship so close to my major. I draw from my Advanced Statistics class to analyze graphs and complete trend forecasting. I love working with numbers and data sets, and being challenged every day. I’m sure that by the end of the summer, I will gain new skills.

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