General Electric Wind Energy Intern 2018 (Michigan Wind Farm- Michigan) in Lansing, Michigan

About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.

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Role Summary:

GE Renewable Energy’s Wind Energy Internship Program is for eligible students enrolled in a Wind / Renewable Energy Technology field. This paid 10 - 12 consecutive weeks internship is designed to enhance a candidate’s academic experience by providing candidates with hands-on experience and the core roles and responsibilities of a Wind Field Technician.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Wind Energy Intern, depending on the GE site, may be involved in:

  • Learning the operations, maintenance, and repair of wind turbine generators

  • Shadowing qualified wind technicians and Quality / EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) coordinators

  • Assisting record keeping and data management

  • Learning how to troubleshoot complicated mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines

  • Helping in all areas of site operations as directed by manager

  • Complete trainings to include, but is not limited to: First Aid/CPR/AED OSHA 10 or 30 NFPA 70E GE EHS policy courses 10-Hour OSHA training

  • Complete the following: GE Site Orientation Climb Test and Tower Rescue Training Basic Wind Turbine Fundamentals


  • Student currently enrolled in an academic program and pursuing an Associate's Degree or Certification in a Wind Energy and/or Renewable Energy field OR similar experience


  • Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver's license

  • Ability and willingness to handle repetitive weight at a minimum of 50 lbs

  • Ability and willingness to climb towers up to 300 feet

  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions

  • Ability and willingness to work in a range of environments to include but not limited to industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, and power industry facilities

Desired Characteristics:

  • Good interpersonal skills, initiative, and high self-confidence

  • Ability to write reports, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure

  • Electrical / mechanical background

  • Wind turbine experience

  • Ability and willingness to read, interpret technical manuals, procedures, and regulations

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work in a team environment

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Locations: United States; Michigan; Bad Axe, Other

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.