Power Generation Division Environmental Specialist Internship

Date: Sep 7, 2023

Location(s): Hawthorne, FL, US, 32640

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  76064 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description

Power Generation Division Environmental Specialist Internship position:  


Under direct supervision, this entry level technical internship performs and documents solar site environmental inspections of stormwater management system functionality, spill prevention control and countermeasures and civil integrity. Following SOPs referenced from Standard Methods, EPA, and FDEP.  


Develops knowledge and skills within a specific practice area Works on small projects or portions of larger projects related to the Solar site environmental compliance management system. 


Candidates must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered 


Some of the responsibilities for our environmental internship are listed below: 

  • Compliance Assurance – Support continuous verification Solar and Storage Environmental Management System (EMS)  

  • Environmental Event Response - Field support and management of environmental issues, proactively identify and resolve site specific compliance issues to prevent or minimize environmental impacts during events  

  • Support quarterly site-specific operational environmental compliance assessments and inspections ahead of EMS due date  

  • Environmental record retention / management 

  • Properly manage waste generation 

  • Job may include other misc. duties as assigned.    


Those pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Earth Science related fields will be considered. Applied field experience desired.  



MUST be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.  

LOCATION:  Ft. Pierce, Florida 


Job Overview

To be considered for an internship, you must be actively enrolled at a college or university as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher. You must also have a current cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 0.00 to 4.00 scale).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists department with assigned projects
  • Completes challenging projects and assignments
  • Presents final project to senior leadership at the end of the internship
  • Assumes responsibility for own travel, lodging, and transportation necessary to be available for the program
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High school grad / GED
  • Maintain active enrollment in a Bachelor or higher degree program
  • Maintain cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Preferred Qualifications

  • None


Employee Group:  Non Exempt
Employee Type:  Intern
Job Category:  Intern
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  No


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


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