Experience the Cooperative Difference!

Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) is the only not-for-profit electric cooperative in the State of Delaware. Our mission is to provide clean, sustainable and reliable energy to hundreds of thousands of Delaware residents. As a cooperative, we are owned by those we serve — we don’t have customers, we have members! As a member-owned utility, we are focused on doing what’s best for our members and employees, not on profits. As part of the energy revolution sweeping the country, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, investing in renewable energy, improving lives in our communities, and preparing Delaware for an electrified transportation infrastructure. 

DEC is recognized as one of the most progressive utilities in the nation. To maintain our high level of consumer satisfaction and our focus on innovation, we are looking for the next generation of exceptional employees. Our internship program is designed to provide college students with an immersive professional experience. Students will learn about the many aspects of the quickly changing utility industry, participate in hands-on projects that benefit Co-op members, and receive guidance and mentoring to help identify their passions and future goals. While post-internship employment is not guaranteed, many former DEC interns are now full-time members of our Co-op family.

We encourage our superstar interns to spend several summers pursuing their professional interests at DEC.

Interns can work in the following areas:

  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • IT & Cybersecurity
  • Human Resources
  • Safety and Security
  • GIS
  • Customer (Member) Service
  • Supply Chain Management

Placement in a department is based on a student’s interests and passions.

Internships take place from May-August and the base pay is $20 an hour. Check out the video below to hear from former interns who are now full-time employees at our Co-op. If you want to make a difference in your community, please consider starting your professional journey as a member of the DEC internship team!

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Click HERE to apply! You’ll be asked to upload a resume, answer a few questions and create a free Applicant Pro account to manage applications. Please note, internships are open to college students with a GPA of at least 3.0. To participate, you must be currently enrolled at a college or university and be at least 18 years old.  

Apply for a DEC Internship!

Become a member of the DEC family.

Apply HERE