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Innovation Intern - IT

Posting Title: Innovation Intern - Research Park

Location: Research Park at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

This is a blanket job posting for all Innovation Center postings and projects.

At Ameren’s Innovation Center, you will work in a fast paced, dynamic environment that fosters innovation and collaboration. The Innovation Intern position leads/assists challenging projects, or conducts research in areas of advanced technology that contributes toward the Company’s strategic investment in forward-thinking initiatives. Interns gain valuable work experience in various aspects of technology research & development within a large energy company. 

Projects may include:

  • Research and develop the latest software and hardware technology as needed by specific business segments and directed by business needs.
  • Research and test advanced business and modeling tools for business/finance application.
  • Research and perform advanced analytics to answer questions and solve business challenges.
  • Assist software/hardware development and support by creating requirements, definition/specification for new applications, or enhancements to existing Company systems.
  • Design specific software/hardware components to meet various business needs.
  • Provide technical assistance to developmental projects within Company segments.
  • Create and deliver reports and presentations of project work and results.

The Innovation Intern works part-time or full-time in an office environment at the Research Park of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus, but may also need to work off-site dependent upon project needs. Terms will approximately coincide with Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters. 


Education: Registered as a full-time student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Completion of 20+ college credit hours toward a Bachelor Degree required. Any major may be considered based on various project requirements. Junior, Senior or Master’s student status preferred.

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 required.


Proficient in Microsoft Office


Strong research and analytical skills required.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team required.
Good communication skills required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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