El Paso Electric (EPE) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer High School Internship Program. In its sixth year, this paid internship opportunity is open to all high school juniors in El Paso Electric’s service area. The deadline to apply is March 24, 2017.
Through the course of this summer internship, students obtain leadership and teamwork skills through various work assignments and group projects, and participate in a learning curriculum which includes lessons on the fundamentals of power generation, transmission, and distribution. Students will also participate in trainings that teach them about business, finance, and leadership and management skills.
“The High School Summer Internship Program is something we are very proud to offer students from the communities we serve; this unique opportunity allows them to obtain meaningful work experience and develop critical skills for their future studies,” said Mary Kipp, El Paso Electric CEO. “We aim to teach them both about the energy industry and about what it is to be a local company that strives to be a good community partner.”
One important component of the summer internship is the Corporate Social Responsibility Project, an annual task the students undertake which identifies a need within the community and attempts to find creative ways to give back.
Students interested in applying for this program are encouraged to attend one parent/student information session prior to submitting their application. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please make plans to attend one of the following information sessions at 100 N. Stanton St. (Stanton Tower):
To apply for this internship opportunity or to learn more, please visit www.epelectric.com/careers and click on “Career Opportunities.”