IT Internship – ALLETE/MN Power

Engineering/IT Internship

LocationDuluth, MN
Posting DestinationInternal / External – Non Union
Application Close Date3/10/2017

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Engineering/IT Intern (4 Openings)
Job Location:
Duluth, MN
Hours: Full time during summer, part time (minimum of 12 hours per week) during school year
Duration: Potentially until candidate graduates or based on business needs
Pay: $18.00 per hour

Who is ALLETE?
ALLETE is an innovative company with more than a century of experience engaged in transforming the energy landscape in the upper Midwest. Our businesses include:  Minnesota Power, the largest electric utility in northern Minnesota; Superior Water Light and Power of Wisconsin; North Dakota-based BNI Coal, ALLETE Properties; and ALLETE Clean Energy. To find out more, watch a short introductory video about ALLETE and visit

What will I do?
If hired, you would join ALLETE’s Information Technology Solutions Department and would assist either the Systems team (2 openings), Applications team (1 opening) or the Security team (1 opening). ALLETE provides Interns with the opportunity to collaborate with employees, participate in real projects, learn new skills and gain valuable experience. Whatever your IT interests, if you are a motivated self-starter with a passion for digging in to the details to figure out how something works, we would love to talk to you about this opportunity.

What are the qualifications for this internship?

  • Qualified candidate must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Electrical Engineering or related field with an expected graduation date between June 2018 to December 2019.
  • A 3.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale.

What sort of candidate are you looking for?

  • The ideal candidate would be someone with:
  • An insatiable desire to learn
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to be flexible and handle multiple work projects and priorities
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

To really grab our attention, tell us about your experiences with any of the following:

  • Microsoft Server 2016/2012/2008 and/or Windows 10/7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (or other flavors of Linux)
  • PowerShell scripting, Linux shell scripting, and/or other scripting languages
  • Java, C#, or other programming languages/frameworks
  • Database querying or modeling
  • Cyber security

Candidates may be subject to assessment of skills, job match, or aptitude

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