Kickstart your Career. Light your spark. Become a Gridtern.
National Grid is looking for fresh talent with innovative thinking. Sound like you? Apply now!
National Grid is transforming the energy industry and we want you to be a part of this evolution! As a Gridtern you will get on-the-job training to shape the future of energy. With this paidinternship opportunity your summer will be filled with hands on projects, countless networking opportunities, field learning experiences and professional development.
Gridterns will start on either May 24th or June 7th 2021. National Grid is aiming for an in-person intern experience for Summer 2021. However, we will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and will shift to a virtual program if necessary, in order to honor our commitment to our young talent pipeline.
For detailed information about our Gridtern program and the selection process/timeline please visit our Gridtern career website.
Responsibilities vary on your area of interest and department placement. We hire from a range of majors for our Gridtern program. Below are examples of majors, different department summer projects, and past departments:
Civil Engineering ▪ Structural Engineering
- Perform substation design, encompassing functional layouts, material take offs, cost estimating, and bid document preparation for projects.
- Design functions aligned with National Grid’s structural plan, including removal and maintenance of the electric overhead transmission lines.
- Manage projects ranging from equipment damage failures, station rebuilds and expansion, to new Greenfield projects. Develop below/above grade structures to support electrical equipment to assure safe and reliable power for customers.
2020 Gridtern Departments Included: Gas Transmission Engineering, Contractor Oversight, Power Engineering
National Grid’s Talent Acquisition Team shares qualified candidates’ applications with departments participating in the Gridtern program based on the interests you have noted in your resume and cover letter. Please note: if advanced to the next step in the selection process, you will be asked to submit your candidate profile to a specific department(s). At that time, you will receive more information on the department, role, location, and detailed responsibilities of the position(s).
- Have accumulated 18 or more credits and be 18 years of age
- Authorized to work in the United States for the entire duration of the internship
- Registered in school as a full-time student and continuing education full-time for Fall 2021 Semester
- Some intern positions will require a valid US Driver’s license. This qualification will be included in department specific Gridtern position(s) during the next step of the selection process
If you’re interested in working in other National Grid locations, check out our postings for internships in: New England, Downstate New York or Upstate New York. You must apply to location specific postings in order to be considered for that area. National Grid does not offer relocation, housing assistance, or public transportation reimbursement for Gridterns; however, we can provide a list of resources for hired Gridterns to utilize in making their own arrangements.
Our Massachusetts based internships may be in the following locations: Waltham, Brockton, South Yarmouth, Tewksbury, North Andover, or Braintree. Location information will be included in department specific intern position(s) during the next step of the selection process.