Intern Experience, Summer Intern Series

Summer Intern Series: Tim White

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.

Tim White is a senior at SUNY Buffalo State University pursuing his degree in Industrial Technology. He works in the Transmission Department at the Massena Substation.

As an intern, I am faced with many exciting and challenging tasks. In the Transmission Department, our goal is to oversee the transmission of the electrical current generated from the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Whether through having me help plan a new structural design or simply maintaining our current assets, my coworkers have allowed me to play a key role in everyday objectives. I am currently tasked with inspecting different distribution and transmission lines to create documentation that will eventually be referenced by all of NYPA.

Day one of a job can be very nerve-racking. You are entering a completely new atmosphere with a certain amount of pressure on yourself to succeed. Thankfully, everyone here in Transmission has been very welcoming; I have found my coworkers to be very knowledgeable and helpful, even throughout my constant bombardment of questions. I would like to give a special thanks to my mentor Jordi Parisian for guiding me in my quest to become an engineer.

Having grown up in the North Country, I am an avid fan of everything outdoors, such as fishing year-round and being anywhere near water all summer. But my biggest passion lies in the bitterly cold months of winter – snowmobiling has provided me with some of my earliest memories and will always remain my favorite hobby.

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Summer Intern Series

Summer Intern Series: Dean King

IMG_3572 (1)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.

Dean King is an undergrad at Clarkson University, where he is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. He currently works in the Electrical Maintenance Department at the Robert Moses Power Dam in Massena, NY.

Since starting my internship with NYPA, I have had the privilege to collaborate with and work alongside other engineers in the Electrical Maintenance team. In my first few weeks, I have been introduced to a field that is completely new to me and I am honored to have this opportunity to learn about power systems from such a reputable organization.

I have already had the opportunity to view most of the Robert Moses Power Dam and a few of the substations that are maintained by this facility. In my first few weeks, I have done work related to the most recent arc flash study, as well as take a deeper look into some of the relay systems here in the dam.

In the future, I hope to contribute to the NYPA team and prove myself as a valuable resource for both the Electrical Maintenance team and the Authority.

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