Summer Intern Series

Summer Intern Series: Sharika Chowdhury


The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) intern program provides top college students with the opportunity to gain broad experience working for the nation’s largest public power organization. This summer, more than 30 undergraduate and graduate students are participating in the intern program. Throughout the summer we will feature individual profiles of our summer interns and provide a detailed look at their personal internship experiences.

Sharika Chowdhury attends NYU Polytech, pursuing a degree in Information Technology, specifically in Electricial Engineering. Sharika works in Operations and Support Services Unit at the Poletti Plant in Queens, NY.

My first week of interning at NYPA has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. In my short time here, I have already expanded my horizons by gaining valuable knowledge and an understanding of power systems in a medium unparalleled elsewhere.

I had the privilege of visiting the 500-MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant, which gave unique insight and greater comprehension of the technologies and processes involved in power generation and transmission. I have gained an appreciation of how NYPA generates the power needed to service New York City residents. Additionally, I learned of the various projects NYPA is working on and the vital role meter engineers play in the success of these projects.

Moving forward, I look to be a valuable contributor to NYPA through diligently expanding my knowledge base and working alongside NYPA professionals. I appreciate this opportunity and I thank my supervisor, Frank Ronci, for his guidance and support, ensuring my success at NYPA.

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