Serco Inc.

Electrical Engineering Intern

Recruiting Location : Location
Position Type
Security Clearance
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

Serco’s Training and Experience Program (STEP) is designed to provide undergraduate university and college students paid accredited internship opportunities to gain meaningful, hands-on work experience in a professional environment. Our goal is to help you build a career roadmap that provides you with challenging and rewarding learning experiences with Serco.


Serco offers internship opportunities across the following three career tracks: Business, Technical, and Engineering. Our 2023 internship opportunities are available throughout the U.S. and Canada, beginning on May 22nd and concluding on August 11th, with 1 week off July 3rd-7th. You will work with your manager to identify the best working schedule for you, working no more than an average of 36 hours a week with the added perk of half-days on Fridays.


In addition to gaining hands-on experience, you will attend training sessions taught by skilled leaders in our company to better prepare you for a full-time career. Furthermore, we believe great ideas come from all levels of the company! Each year we challenge our interns to work in diverse teams to develop, propose and execute on a project that improves our ways of working. Throughout this project you will work with Senior Sponsors and meet with members of our Executive Team.


STEP Program Benefits include:

  • Paid, accredited internship with possibility of attaining college credit (~3 credits)
  • Half days on Fridays
  • Paid training sessions covering a wide variety of professional development topics – resume building, presentation skills, operational excellence, and more
  • Networking & mentoring opportunities with upper management/Senior Sponsors

Is this the internship opportunity for you?

  • Do you enjoy high profile and challenging electrical engineering projects?
  • Are you an analytical thinker who thrives in a fast-paced team environment?
  • Are you interested in supporting ship and ship system design?

If your answer to these questions is “Yes,” the Electrical Engineering Intern position may be a great fit! By using a wide variety of tools and software programs to perform analyses and design studies, you will discover your place at Serco and have a lasting impact on our organization and our customers.


Serco is seeking an enthusiastic Electrical Engineering Intern to join our dynamic Maritime Engineering Operation (MEO) and support the design of ships and ship systems at our Alexandria, VA location. In this role, you will utilize a variety of different tools and software programs to perform analyses and design studies involving integrated power systems, diesel generators, batteries, fuel cells, and power distribution systems.


The Marine Engineering Operation (MEO) team assists and collaborates with senior members of our multidisciplinary team, who work closely with customers and other teams throughout Serco in an integrated design environment to deliver high-quality designs to schedule.


The Electrical & Controls section is a dynamic and diverse group of engineers and designers with experience in the marine and commercial industries supporting a multitude of projects from concept thru detail design including modifications to in-service platforms.  During your internship under the supervision of Jason Amann, you’ll be collaborating with others and gaining exposure to a wide range of engineering processes and products utilizing a variety of techniques and software design programs. 


In this role, you will:

  • Work on the electrical design of vessels for Federal and commercial customers through various phases of ship design from concept to detailed design
  • Assist in the design, development, and evaluation design components related to the electric propulsion systems, propulsion and machinery control systems, power generation and distribution systems, various auxiliary electrical systems, and related equipment of marine vessels – design components such as electric plant load analysis; fault current calculations; circuit breaker coordination studies; transient stability analysis; various electrical diagrams including power, lighting, communications; electrical system and equipment specifications for ship new construction, modification, and/or repair.
  • Apply principles and techniques of electrical engineering concepts, practices, and procedures within the power system and power electronics fields to accomplish design goals.
  • Aid the preparation of reports to describe analysis and design efforts, including summarizing results of simulations and design efforts
  • Report to a supervisor or manager who will provide guidance and task direction.



To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Preferred fields of study: Electrical Engineering, Marine Engineering, or related field.
  • Ideal candidates are rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, or Spring 2023 graduates.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating in a team environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with complex technical issues.
  • This position is contingent upon your ability to pass a background check and drug screen.

If you are interested in working on high profile and challenging electrical engineering projects, then submit your application now for immediate consideration. It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.


Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email


COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).


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