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Internship - Wind Technician - Req 5207

Located in Duluth, Minnesota, ALLETE is the parent company of Minnesota Power, Superior Water Light & Power, BNI Energy, New Energy Equity, ALLETE Renewable Resources, and ALLETE Clean Energy. We deliver affordable, reliable energy services in the upper Midwest. Each ALLETE company plays a unique and significant role in our sustainability-in-action strategy. Our culture drives excellence through our shared values of integrity, safety, people, and the planet.

This internship will be with ALLETE Renewable Resources, reporting in person to their site in New Salem, North Dakota located 45 minutes from Bismarck/Mandan.


  • Assist in performing regular preventative maintenance and repairs of wind turbines
  • Assist in the troubleshooting, identification, and implementation of electronic and mechanical failures, problems, and corrective actions
  • Work within clearly defined standard operating procedures and adheres to quality guidelines
  • Additional duties include: bolt torquing/tensioning, compound maintenance, UAS/drone operation, equipment operations, general labor, and other related duties


  • Must currently be enrolled in one of the following: 
    • A two year technical degree program with an anticipated graduation date between December 2024 and June 2025 
      • Preferred majors include Wind Technician, Electrical, Instrumentation & Control, Electronics/Fiber Optic, Mechanical Maintenance, Power Plant, or related field


  • A bachelor's degree program with an anticipated graduation date between December 2024 and June 2026
    • Preferred majors include Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as occasional travel may be required
  • Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather, climb ladders without assistance, and work at heights greater than 250 feet from the ground surface
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Tools: Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude


  • This role is anticipated to begin May/June 2024
  • The internship will be full time during summer with the possibility of extending to a part time basis during academic terms up until graduation
  • ALLETE will comply with college requirements
  • Hours and duration are subject to change based on company needs

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