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Alliant Energy Intern Utility Assistant in Ames, Iowa

Bring YOUR Energy to Alliant Energy! We are recruiting for exciting college internship opportunities.

Alliant Energy is acting today, to meet our customers' energy needs tomorrow. This includes bringing in early career talent passionate about making a difference. Our internship program empowers you to learn and grow through activities including an executive luncheon, volunteer events, site tours, networking sessions and more. Your perspective and experience are valued as a part of the team that's powering what's next.

Job Description

Apply today for our utility internship for rising high school juniors and seniors across Iowa. Learn in a hands-on setting alongside our line, gas and field crews!

There are two (June and July) sessions for this program, both lasting 5 weeks. Utility interns are only eligible to participate in one session, and sessions will vary from location to location. Eligible interns are Iowa High School students currently enrolled in the Intro to Energy Basic Class.

Job responsibilities:

  • Performs various unskilled physical work required in the field operations area.

  • Assists crews with routine service work related to the company’s gas, service and electric systems.

  • Assist with staking for new construction.

  • Performs maintenance of buildings, vehicles, equipment and grounds as assigned.

  • May include routine cleaning of equipment or janitorial work.

  • Keeps informed about and abides by the required Safety Rules, Operating Practices and codes.

  • Provides storeroom support such as preparing materials for distribution, inventory control, etc.

  • Performs other responsibilities which are similar, related or incidental to this position.

  • Completion of Junior year of high school

  • Enrolled in classes for upcoming academic calendar year.

Other requirements:

  • Strong math ability

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check

  • Basic mechanical ability (ex. using hand tools, taken Shop class) and interest in utility construction.

  • Effective communication skills

  • Strong work ethic

  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group

  • Strong reading comprehension and problem solving skills

  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions

Our Values

Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and affiliates is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email

It's an exciting time to join Alliant Energy! Our innovative thinking and fresh, sustainable approach to energy sets us apart. If you're looking for a place that values diverse backgrounds, offers flexible work options and wants to build better communities and a better tomorrow, consider a career with Alliant Energy.

At Alliant Energy, our employees make a difference by delivering an essential service for our customers and communities every day. We care about our employees. We want them to be safe, happy and healthy.

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