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    OUC Emerging Talent Internship Program

    The OUC Emerging Talent Internship program is dedicated to providing students with real-world, hands-on experience. We are committed to helping and inspiring a new generation of professionals, future marketers, engineers, inventors, technicians, and leaders to achieve their goals and their career dreams. We look for diverse perspectives, people with a range of different backgrounds, curiosity, and tenacity looking to make a difference in solving real-world challenges. At OUC, our interns will work on projects that directly impact our community.


    Special Projects
    Opportunity to gain project management experience as a contributor across the Commission.

    Familiarization with corporate protocol.  Identify long-term professional development needs.  Realize the value of networking.  Develop a meaningful professional relationship over a specified period.

    Professional Development
    Learn soft skills such as communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork and collaboration, time management and multi-tasking, critical thinking, planning and prioritization, problem-solving, assertiveness, and accountability. 

    • Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
    • Academic status of Freshman and above
    • Successfully complete a criminal background check
    • Authorized to work in the United States  

    The internship program operates per academic calendar year. The duration of OUC’s internship program is one semester, which runs in conjunction with the summer, fall, and spring semesters for Florida’s colleges and universities. The internship calendar is established annually and specifies the application windows during which the department will accept applications, start dates, and semester end dates.

    In addition to great pay, internship discounts include:
    • Free access to on-site fitness centers at all locations
    • Discounts to an assortment of hotels, including the Aloft Hotel in downtown Orlando
    • Free downtown parking
    • Discounted movie tickets
    • Microsoft Office and Dell discounts and much more!

    Life as an OUC Intern

    Victoria Simanca

    Victoria Simanca
    Engineer Distribution, Electric & Water Distribution

    “My internship experience was definitely a milestone in my career because it allowed me to put into practice what I was learning in school. It also gave me the confidence that I was on the right track."  Read More

    Maguire Mulligan

    Maguire Mulligan
    Research Engineer, Transformation & Tech Admin

    “I am immensely proud of the work that I’ve done so far and I feel like I’m even more proud of the work my team does.”  Read More


    Jayssa Williams
    Business Support Specialist, Operations Administration

    “My internship was foundational. It was an experience that allowed me to set up the building blocks to my professional career today.”  Read More

    Whitney Warr

    Whitney Warr
    Assoc. Financial Analyst, Financial & Support Services

    “I learned more than I could have ever imagined during my internship. My most significant accomplishment was receiving a full-time offer once I graduated from UCF. It’s just a great experience – I really love working here.”

    Emerging Talent Internship Program

    OUC & UCF Partner Together To Solve Real-World Issues

    Internship Opportunities at OUC

    OUC has internships which are available across a variety of business practices across the Commission, including:

    • Engineering
    • Finance/Accounting
    • Legal
    • Business Administration
    • Information Technology
    • Supply Chain/Operations
    • Human Resources
    • Marketing/Communications
    • And so many more!
    OUC Interns’ Career Journeys Spotlight

    Here are some of our employees' career journeys from Interns to coordinators, Directors, Vice Presidents and CEO….

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    For an intern working on its post-production team, like Marklyne Joachim, the reality program could make a dream career in Hollywood come true. 
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    OUC's Manager of Electric Distribution Engineering Juan Diaz has played a big part the city's underground electric infrastructure.
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    Once An Intern, Now An Engineer for OUC

    As the daughter of two engineers, Victoria Simanca didn’t have to look far to know what she wanted to be when she grew up.
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    OUC—The Reliable One is committed through responsible management policies to recruit, hire, promote, train, transfer, compensate, and administer all other personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam Era, except where age and sex are essential bona fide occupational requirements and/or Veteran's Preference is applicable under Florida Statutes, Chapter 295.