Madeline Suellentrop, spent her summer working as an intern in the utility consulting group of 1890 & Co., a division of Burns & McDonnell. The utility consulting group has multiple business lines. Madeline worked mainly with the Renewable Energy and Generation Consulting & Independent Engineering groups.
While she was remote most of the summer, she was in the Kansas City area. Primarily, her work consisted of conducting decommission studies for wind and solar farms across the United States. In the studies she was helping them evaluate the costs associated with decommission, and the information will be used to calculate utility rates.
“Though a virtual internship is not ideal, it did allow me to get to know interns from all the regional offices,” said Madeline. “For example, I was a leader for the virtual intern ‘book club’, and our club had participants from all the regional offices, allowing me to expand my network far beyond the Kansas City office.”