Southern California Edison 2018 Transmission & Distribution Summer Internship (Computer Science/Computer Engineering Majors) in Compton, California

Energy for What’s Ahead.

Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.

Program Overview:

This position is part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) University and Campus Relations Internship Program. The Summer Internship program is a 10-12 week paid opportunity to gain hands-on experience with meaningful work, while developing your skills, and building your network. The internship has an estimated start date of May/June 2018 and an estimated end date of August/September 2018. Summer interns may have the potential to carry on as Year-Round interns, working part-time throughout the school year. Decisions to work as a Year-Round intern will be based upon summer performance, business need, and the interest of the intern.

SCE offers these programs with the belief that learning and development are important parts of building future leaders. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in intern mixers, executive speaker series, site tours, community volunteer events, and cross-company networking.

We're big believers that diversity leads to innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

Examples of what our interns do:

  • Work together with partners from a variety of teams to support cutting edge projects and initiatives

  • Analyze, develop, and execute action plans to improve department efficiency and data integrity

  • Utilize engineering software to evaluate data and provide analysis

  • Build business acumen by attending meetings and giving presentations

  • Maintain accurate databases, and provide analysis and evaluation of data

  • Handling work orders and notifications completed by internal/external partners

  • Help prepare business documents

  • Provide scheduling support

  • Track and update company assets

  • Perform technical data review and validation

  • Other duties as assigned

SCE's Transmission & Distribution organizational unit is responsible for planning, engineering, constructing, operating, and maintaining the infrastructure to safely and reliably deliver electricity to SCE's customers throughout our 50,000 square-mile service territory. Our transmission assets deliver power from generating stations to our distribution grid, which brings the electricity to homes and businesses across Southern California.​

Opportunities are available in the following areas of Transmission & Distribution:

Asset Management and Operations Support (AM&OS)

Asset Management and Operations Support (AM&OS) optimizes the utilization of assets which will ensure the safe, reliable and affordable delivery of electricity.

Work Locations:

Pomona, CA


Distribution is comprised of the Distribution Construction & Maintenance (DC&M), Distribution Resource Planning & Project Management (DC&M RPPM), and Central Design & Field Accounting (CD&FA) groups. In addition to designing, constructing, and maintaining the electric distribution system, Distribution accurately and compliantly capitalizes plant assets into our rate base. Distribution handles assets of approximately $11.2 billion in current assets, and will lead the construction and ultimate maintenance and operation of an additional $5.8 billion in distribution assets over the next five years.

Work Locations:

Pomona, Redlands, and Santa Ana,CA


Engineering provides all transmission and distribution system planning, field engineering support, asset management oversight, network engineering specifications, equipment and apparatus evaluations and standards. They also plan, engineer, and design transmission, substation, and distribution facilities. Engineering also provides metro area telecommunication services for SCE, and also to all types of carriers such as, cable companies, internet service providers and large enterprises, construct fiber optic cables and repair outages for SCE’s telecom network.

Work Locations:

Pomona, CA

Electric System Planning

Electric System Planning (ESP) plans and maintains the SCE T&D power grid by providing technical and engineering support for all clients. In addition, ESP continuously evaluates the integrity, reliability, and capability of SCE's electric grid in an effort to find opportunities for improvements which benefit our customers and ratepayers.

Work Locations:

Pomona, CA

Real Properties

Real Properties (RP) leads and handles rights-of-way throughout SCE's 50,000-square-mile service territory. RP handles transactions and support services to lead and safeguard all SCE land and land rights. RP land services include land and rights acquisition, federal permits, survey, mapping, land rights research, relocations, appraisals, and clearing encroachments. RP generates revenue for the company through Secondary Land Use, timber sales, Camp Edison, as well as supporting Carrier Solutions.

Work Locations:

Pomona, and Ventura, CA

Integrated Innovation and Modernization

Integrated Innovation and Modernization (IIM) is responsible for strategically planning and designing the current and future grid. Our diverse organization is comprised of four groups that are always focused on making safety for our employees and customers our top priority. We plan and maintain the SCE T&D power grid by providing technical and engineering support for all clients. In addition, we continuously evaluate the integrity, reliability, and capability of SCE's electric grid in an effort to find opportunities for improvements which benefit our customers and ratepayers. Our innovative vision will position SCE to become a leader in developing a modern, flexible, and sustainable electric grid that is best suited to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

Work Locations:

Dominguez Hills, Foothill, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Santa Ana, Tulare, Valencia, Ventura, and Westminster, CA

Major Projects Organization

Major Projects Organization (MPO) leads the development and execution of large T&D projects while meeting applicable regulatory requirements (including safety, quality, and environmental) and our responsibilities to the community within budgetary and schedule constraints. Additionally, MPO provides Project Control services to other groups within T&D.

Work Locations:

Pomona, CA

Transmission, Substations, & Operation

Transmission, Substations, & Operation (TS&O) is responsible for all grid operations, substation construction and maintenance, and transmission activities including system performance, reliability, compliance, and emergency response and restoration.

Work Locations:

Pomona, CA


To qualify for this position you must:

  • Be currently be pursuing a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in GIS, or Engineering (Civil/Structural, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, or closely related field) at an accredited institution with a graduation date of December 2018 or later.

  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher

  • Have experience using MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Have strong oral, and written interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to interface effectively and collaborate with peers, clients, management, and other organizations

  • Proven history of a self-starter, critical thinker, and problem solver

  • Demonstrated ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices

Desired skills in any of the following:

  • Power Systems Engineering Experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Access, SharePoint, or Visio

  • Demonstrated experience generating reports using SAP

  • Demonstrated experience extracting data from operation systems and databases for production analysis purposes.

  • Demonstrated experience programming experience with Python, VBA, R, or SQL

  • Demonstrated experience with AutoCAD, PSPICE, LTSPICE, or Matlab

  • Involvement with student clubs and organizations


  • Official transcripts will be verified during the interview process.

  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status

If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Southern California Edison, please call Human Resources at (800) 500-4723, and choose option 3 for the Employee Information Center. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time, except Wednesdays when the center closes at 2:30 p.m., and holidays, or (800) 352-8580 (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired - TTY

Title: 2018 Transmission & Distribution Summer Internship (Computer Science/Computer Engineering Majors)

Location: US-CA-Pomona

Other Locations: US-CA-Santa Monica, US-CA-Long Beach, US-CA-Santa Ana, US-CA-Irvine, US-CA-Rancho Cucamonga, US-CA-Compton, US-CA-Victorville, US-CA-Redlands, US-CA-Ventura, US-CA-Valencia, US-CA-Westminster, US-CA-Fontana, US-CA-Tulare

Requisition ID: 70003222