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Electric Demand Forecasting Engineer Intern


Internship Title – Electric Demand Forecasting
Department – Load Forecasting
Minimum Education level: MS
Preferred Majors: Electrical Engineering, Data Science

Who we are:

ISO New England is one of the most pivotal energy companies you’ve probably never heard of. Our job is to oversee the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six states of New England and to administer the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for buying and selling of wholesale electricity. Our work ensures that over 14 million people can reliably turn their lights on and complete their jobs, take care of their families, and live in comfort with convenience.

Department Description:

The New England region's deep commitment to decarbonizing its economy within the next few decades has made ISO-NE's work in forecasting electricity demand an exciting, challenging, and innovative career path. The forecasting group in System Planning is responsible for predictive modeling and data analytics that span both short-term (up to one week ahead) and long-term (10 years or more) time horizons.

What will you be working on:

In this internship, you will collaborate with forecasting staff in developing software and automated processes in support of various load forecast activities. Responsibilities will include: 1) Develop data pipelines; 2) Conduct descriptive and/or predictive statistical analysis; 3) Development of new code, and perform review and refactoring of existing code. 4.) Perform research to gain domain knowledge required for project(s).

How will you make an impact:

Emerging trends in electrification and the proliferation of distributed energy resources represent unprecedented changes to the region's end-use consumption of electricity. The candidate selected for this internship will help their team develop novel solutions to address key forecast challenges and help the ISO facilitate the region's energy transition.

What we look for in a candidate:

  • Enjoys coding and building automated processes, familiarity with Python, R, or Matlab is required;
  • Experience performing statistical analysis of large data sets;
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Academic concentration in engineering, data science, economics, statistics, meteorology, or equivalent;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills


To be eligible for the internship candidate must have completed at least the first year of college and be currently enrolled in a four year or graduate-level academic program. Candidates must have the authority to work in the US on a permanent basis, without requiring sponsorship.

Clarity of purpose is the starting point for all success. The ISO’s mission, vision, and values define our purpose—these values serve as the cultural cornerstones of the organization.

Mission: Through collaboration and innovation, ISO New England plans the transmission system, administers the region’s wholesale markets, and operates the power system to ensure reliable and competitively priced wholesale electricity.

Vision: To harness the power of competition and advanced technologies to reliably plan and operate the grid as the region transitions to clean energy.

Values: Expertise, Respect, Innovation, Dependability and Collaboration

What We Offer: Located in Holyoke, MA amid the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, our interns get the best of both rural and urban living, enjoying day-to-day local community culture and conveniences with drivable access to big city amenities. In addition to our competitive pay, our interns have we access to our onsite fitness center and a cafeteria with free coffee.    

Equal Opportunity: We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.

Drug Free Environment: We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Social Networking Notice: ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.