INTERNSHIP

If you are thinking about your growth and want to gain unique experience in working together with experienced professionals of the energy sector, apply for an internship at AST. We offer study internship options in several towns in Latvia: Riga, Salaspils, Krustpils, Daugavpils, Jelgava, Brocēni, Grobiņa, Valmiera, Gulbene, Rēzekne, Sloka and Ventspils.prakse_karte.png

Our priority is trainees and students of electrical and technical sciences because the professions involved in the principal activities of AST include electrical engineer, electrical system engineer, electrical technician, power network dispatcher and electric assembler. The advisable period of internship is from early spring to late autumn when it is repair season at AST and we are able to offer interesting places for internship to you. For everything to run safely during the internship and for you to recognise an electric hazard in our object as well as be a full member of the brigade, during the first days of the internship you will have to master the basics of safety techniques.

Possible directions of internship in AST:
+Substation Service

In the Substation Service, you will get to know various high voltage circuit breakers (separators, power switches), exchangers (voltage exchangers, current exchangers, combined exchangers), 110 kV and 330 kV transformers and auto-transformers. You will have the opportunity not only to improve your knowledge of high voltage power equipment (substations), their importance and locations on site, but also of low voltage power equipment - direct current and own consumption equipment (switchboards) and their importance in ensuring operation of the energy system.

You will also have the opportunity to compare modern electrical equipment to equipment that has been operated for several decades. During the internship, you will understand how work in the power system is organised and will participate in the work with the repair brigade yourself, will see how the operative visiting brigade works in the performance of operative re-switching in substations.

Possible places for internship: – Riga, Salaspils, Krustpils, Daugavpils, Jelgava, Brocēni, Grobiņa, Valmiera, Gulbene, Rēzekne, Sloka and Ventspils.
Professions: – electrical assembler, electrical locksmith.
+Line Service

In the Line Service, you will have the opportunity to learn about the structure of 110 kV and 330 kV overhead and cable lines, their technical solutions, technical documentation and project solutions. You will also have the opportunity to carry out technical maintenance and emergency repairs in 110 kV and 330 kV overhead and cable lines within a brigade, to learn about technical solutions for the operation of overhead and cable lines used in other countries of the European Union. Daily work during the internship will be related to field trips, during which you will be able to gain experience in driving various machinery in extreme off-road conditions. Please take into account that the work of the high voltage line electrical assembler is related to working at heights.

Possible places for internship – Riga, Valmiera, Brocēni, Daugavpils, Grobiņa and Krustpils.
Profession – high voltage line electric assembler.
+Relay Service

In the Relay Service, you will have the opportunity to get to know various relay protection equipment (mechanical relays, digital relays, etc.) and the ways of their application. Your duties during the internship will be related to the assembly of relay protection and automatics devices in relay panels and terminal cabinets. You will also be able to participate in obselete and unnecessary device disassembly works and carrying out the testing of relay protection and automatics devices.

Possible places for internship – Riga, Daugavpils, Brocēni and Rēzekne.
Profession – electrical assembler, electrical technician, electrical system engineer.
+Telecommunications Service

In the Telecommunications Service, you will have the opportunity to get to know technical solutions for remote control and monitoring of electrical equipment and the structure and operation of the respective dispatcher control equipment. You will also get to know telemetry equipment and principles of telemetry, technical means for security alarm and video surveillance of buildings and territories as well as the use of telecommunications services for the monitoring, control and protection of electrical equipment. Your duties during the internship will be related to the dispatcher control and security system inspection works under the management of competent colleagues.

Possible places for internship – Riga.
Profession – telecommunication equipment assembler, telecommunication engineer.
+Technical Expertise Service

In the Technical Expertise Service, you will get to know the problems and issues pertaining to circuit breakers (separators, power switches, etc.), exchangers, direct current and own consumption equipment (switchboards), cables and personal protection equipment. You will have the opportunity to master skills in working with various measuring apparatus (micro ohmmeter, megohmmeter, voltmeter, voltage quality measuring equipment, etc.). Your duties during the internship will be related to carrying out different measurements and inspections, acquiring various data from electrical installations, participating in making measuring device schemes, measuring, data processing and analysis.

Possible places for internship – Riga.
Profession – electrical engineer.

In the Technical Expertise Service Diagnostics Group, you will have the opportunity to get to know the structure and repair peculiarities of different high voltage exchangers (voltage exchangers, current exchangers and combined exchangers). Your duties during the internship will be related to one week business trips in the territory of the Republic of Latvia by carrying out preventive measurements and repair works in exchangers and transformers, so you will be provided with the opportunity to get to know different types of substations, both those commissioned several decades ago and newly built and reconstructed ones. During the internship, you will be able to work in the brigade carrying out measurements of various electric parameters in exchangers and transformers by means of a portable laboratory (and not only this); should you be interested, you will be able to participate in analysing electrical measurements as well.

Possible places for internship – Riga (including business trips throughout the territory of the Republic of Latvia).
Profession – electrical assembler and electrical technician.
+System Management

In the System Management Department, you will get to know the principles of operative power system management, disconnection planning and making operative disconnections in the transmission network. Also, during the internship you will be able to learn about congestion management in cross-border connections, application of dispatcher control (SCADA/EMS) and information systems for ensuring system balance and continued electricity supply to the users.

Possible places for internship – Riga.
Profession – system dispatcher.
+Information technologies

In the Information and Communication Technology Service, you will have the opportunity to get to know the operation of various specific information systems and their mutual links with remote control equipment, information system monitoring and ensuring continued operation. During the internship, you will have the opportunity to get involved in the development of new IT solutions and the adaptation of ready-made products to the specific needs of the company.

Possible places for internship – Riga.
Profession – information system administrator.

During the internship, you will get to know daily routines of the selected direction of internship, develop and improve your professional skills and acquire new knowledge under the auspices of competent colleagues. Many of our colleagues have started their careers in AST just like this, by using the offered internship opportunities. This experience will be useful for you in both choosing your future profession and place of work and in applying for a permanent job at AST.

If you are interested, we urge trainees and students of educational institutions to apply for an internship by sending a motivation letter and CV to the e-mail address: personals@ast.lv.

Upon applying for the internship, you should specify the advisable place and direction of internship, the advisable period of internship and the speciality you are interested in. After the receipt and assessment of your application, we will contact you within two weeks regarding the possibilities to provide an internship at AST. It should be taken into account that the number of internships is limited and there may be a tender for the internship