IDA Internship Program

Apply now to the IDA Internship with a cover letter and resume at [email protected] IDA works with its Corporate Class I members to provide internship opportunities for members of the IDA Young Leaders Program at participating member companies.

The specific opportunities, including duration of the internship, will be outlined by participating IDA Corporate member companies, which will send the information to IDA including the requirements of the potential interns and corporate contact details for direct application by IDA YLP members.

The internship opportunities will be advertised and applications will be open for a specified period. The applicants will apply directly to the company for their internship via the IDA website. The participating company will then review applications and implement its recruitment process (IDA will not be involved in the selection process). The final choice of the intern will be decided by the IDA Corporate Class 1 members who will then advise IDA of the successful candidate(s). Announcement of the successful interns will be made first by the IDA. The participating companies may opt to provide a stipend to interns but this decision is left to them.

At the end of the internship, the intern will be asked to write a one-page summary of their experience.

IDA recommends a short assignment ranging from 6 weeks to 3 months depending on availability and resources of the IDA Corporate Class 1 members. Participating companies may also opt to offer shorter and longer opportunities as their resources permit.

This program will offer a powerful membership benefit to young professionals, universities and corporations. Internships provide relevant experience to young professionals that can aid in job searches and career development. The internships offer a unique opportunity to work in a utility/company/institution of their choice where they will be given the avenue to acquire technical knowledge and experience in their chosen field of study. Companies are constantly searching for new, upcoming talent and these internships will allow them to work directly with the student/young professional and evaluate their abilities. They can thereafter choose to hire the intern based on their proven talents. The program is a win/win for all involved,” says Shannon McCarthy, IDA Secretary General.