EPE Accepting Applications for Summer High School Intern Program

January 23, 2017

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): 

  • Saturday, February 18 at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

To apply for this internship opportunity or to learn more, please visit and click on “Career Opportunities.”


  • Currently enrolled as a high school junior in an accredited high school within the EPE service territory (Van Horn, TX to Hatch, NM)
  • Must be classified as a high school junior for the 2016-2017 academic school year and entering your senior year beginning August 2017
  • Must have an overall high school G.P.A. of a 3.0/4.0 or above
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship for an immigration related employment benefit.
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3:30 pm from Monday, June 12, 2017 – Friday, August 4, 2017.