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2023 Summer College Intern - IT Data Scientist

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

As a part of the Information Technology (IT) group at NextEra Energy, you will work as part of a team that provides data science services to different business units across the company. You will be responsible for the development of new machine learning products or enhancements of existing applications in Amazon Web Services cloud or on-premise platforms. You shall provide technical and functional guidance on machine learning, optimization, statistics, and/or applied mathematics, along with sound software engineering and development processes, to deliver business value by translating complex data into meaningful insights.
Required Qualifications:
  • Maintain active enrollment in a Bachelor’s or higher degree program majoring in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Data Science, Engineer, or related fields
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A basic understanding of statistics/probability, machine learning, and analysis
  • Enthusiasm and motivation with a growth mindset and passion to solve real-world data problems
  • Eagerness to learn new concepts and tools, analytical problem-solving mindset, good listening skills, teamwork, and effective oral and written communications
Desired Qualifications:
  • Analyze, identify and interpret patterns or trends in complex data
  • Ability to develop models and algorithms best suited to a particular scenario and assess their effectiveness
  • Depth in linear algebra, statistics and machine learning techniques including classification, clustering, regression, time series, and deep learning
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python and/or R
  • Familiar with data engineering, ETL techniques, and relational databases
  • Ability to communicate ideas and findings clearly to key decision makers
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, Redshift, S3, SQS, SNS, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Agile Methodologies

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
Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.
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