American Electric Power (AEP) is the largest electricity generator and one of the largest utilities in the United States. Eleven states are linked to its distribution grid, which generates more than 39,000 megawatts. The company employs almost 20,000 people and has over five million customers. AEP’s transmission system serves roughly 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection.
The internship is designed as an abbreviated version of a full-time position, gearing interns for later entry into the company. Co-ops enrolled in the computer science track receive practical experience in web development, script writing, programming, database development and more. Business interns get hands-on experience in risk and market analysis, control procedures and marketing energy supplies. Engineering co-op students work with analyzed work flow, interpreted air permits and benchmarked data. Interns majoring in accounting have the opportunity to reconcile accounts, assist in capital improvement and prepare journal entries.
Open to full-time college students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Most programs require students to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Co-ops are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who are able to commit to two nonsequential assignments, including one summer assignment. AEP prefers IT and engineering students for co-ops and accounting and finance students for internships.
American Electric Power
1 Riverside Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215-2373
Phone: (614) 716-1856
Number of Interns: Varies
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors
New Orleans, LA
Oklahoma City, OK