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Florida Power & Light

Environmental services intern

May - August 2019 • Juno Beach, FL

What I liked

I love the positive environment, there was a big emphasis on learning and being able to do real projects that a normal employee would be doing. All of the permanent employees were very willing to teach and help if I needed assistance on completing a project.

What I wish was different

projects can sometimes be spontaneously assigned so I wish I had been more prepared and knew to expect that going in.

Advice

Take the internship seriously, it’s basically a semester long interview. It’s very obvious when and intern leave early constantly and comes in late or doesn’t dress according to the dress code. So always arrive on time and not leave early.
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Nuclear Design Intern

May - August 2019 • Homestead, FL

What I liked

I liked the atmosphere of the company. It was very inclusive, diverse, and welcoming. I believe that is a very important aspect for a company to have. Everyone that I worked with encouraged us to ask questions and didn't mind helping us out when we needed it.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

Intern events were great for meeting people. Company seemed very well organized. Felt like I was doing important assignments

What I wish was different

I wish I had been paired up with another intern. This would have made adjusting to full time work easier and also would have allowed me to have communication with someone of similar experience.

Advice

Ask many questions to your superiors. They have much more experience and are eager to share that knowledge.
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Customer Service Representative

May 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't do it
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Power Distribution Engineer

May - August 2019 • Naples, FL

What I liked

FPL has a strong will thought out internship program. They try to provide students with a hands on experience that allows them to learn with employees and do real work.

What I wish was different

I wished a had a clear idea of what I was going to be doing before starting the internship.

Advice

I loved my internship with FPL. I believe reason I enjoyed it so much was because I connected with my coworkers. Therefore, suggest that you ask a lot of questions and be brave enough to talk to your employees and other interns around you.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

-good pay -fun intern activities -great work environment -I was treated like an employee and not an intern

What I wish was different

I would have liked to try out more positions within the company.

Advice

The more you give as an intern the more you get out of it.
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Protection and Controls Engineer

May - August 2018 • Ormond Beach, FL

What I liked

The pay was great and the company as a whole was open about their values and priorities, such as safety. The internship offered a keen insight into a working life at Florida Power and Light.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more individual, more structured work. Roughly half of the days I would spend out in the field shadowing but when I was back at the office there was little work (even busy work) to be done and those days were monotonous.

Advice

Go in prepared to learn. This is a great opportunity to understand so much about the field. At the end of the day, you only get back what you’re willing to put in.
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