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The manufacture of wind energy plants in the on-shore segment has been our core competence and passion for around 35 years. With more than 37 GW installed capacity worldwide, our turbines supply sustainable energy to more than 80% of the global energy market and we are one of the largest companies in the wind industry. National subsidiaries in more than 30 markets and production facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the USA, Mexico and India offer our more than 8,500 employees the opportunity for international and intercultural cooperation.

We are growing and together driving forward the expansion of alternative energies worldwide - if you wish, from now on with you. Join the #TeamNordex

Intern, Engineering/Project Management (m/f/d)


Chicago, IL, US West Branch, IA, US

DEPARTMENT:  Engineering

Do you want to be part of an agile team where colleagueship truly matters?

As a global company, we interact with a variety of people and cultures. Integrity, Respect, Colleagueship and Ownership are the unifying force for all departments and regions around the world. It’s the individual that defines the team. And it’s the team that makes the difference. Join the #TEAMNORDEX and shape the future of energy with us.


Nordex USA, Inc. is offering a paid internship to candidates interested in shaping the future of energy with us.  


The development, manufacture, project management and servicing of wind turbines in the onshore sector is the core competence and passion of the Nordex Group and its more than 8,500 employees around the globe. Founded in 1985, we have more than 35 years of experience in harnessing the wind. 


Once a pioneer, today we are one of the biggest global manufacturers of wind turbines worldwide. With our turbines operating in more than 40 countries globally, we are driving forward the global energy revolution by providing affordable, green energy. 


The internships will be based in our Engineering and Project Management teams and located in our West Branch, IA office or Chicago, IL offices. The internships are offered either as full-time in the office, or in a hybrid form, with at least three days a week in the office.  


What you’ll do:  


*These tasks will be split among two different internships.  



  • Organize traceability of major components for wind turbine fleet in SAP 
  • Document work methods for gearbox refurbishment activity  
  • Research local regulations associated to lift inspection and maintenance requirements  
  • SCADA and Park Controller maintenance - perform backups of all files locally at the windfarms under service 
  • Organize and improve Power BI reports for wind turbine fleet  


Project Management:  


  • Improving material management on site 
    • Including revamping the spare parts lists for future projects and working with procurement for local sourcing options 
  • Develop a better plan for invoice receipts and on-site cost control (materials & labor) 
  • Coordinate a better process for missing material & tracking to the project sites 
  • Work with the tooling team to develop a better process for transferring tooling to/from the client and ensure we are recovering costs appropriately 
  • Reworking the Sharepoint standard template for new projects 



What is Required:   

  • Undergraduate or graduate level student in a relevant Engineering, Technical, Project Management, Business Administration, or similar discipline (or recent graduate)  
  • Proficient in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and able to learn new software  
  • Self-starter, quick learner, takes initiative and ownership 
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality 
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills 
  • Proactive person, with initiative, organizational capacity and attention to detail. 
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter along with a resume explaining why they are interested in this internship opportunity with Nordex.  

    *Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position* 

    We are growing and together driving forward the expansion of alternative energies worldwide- if you wish, from now on with you. Join the #TeamNordex


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status. Nordex USA, Inc. does not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago