El Paso Electric (EPE) is now accepting applications for its Summer High School Internship Program. For the first time, EPE’s High School Summer Internship Program will be open to all high school juniors in the El Paso and Las Cruces areas.
The goal of this summer program is to provide real-world work experience for local high school students by integrating them within various company departments and working alongside EPE employees. This program will help students develop their professional abilities, leadership skills and encourage collaboration with their coworkers and other interns. High School juniors from El Paso and Las Cruces schools are encouraged to apply for this paid, eight-week internship before February 26, 2016.
“We are extremely excited with the success of this program over the last four years, and we are happy to now offer this opportunity to all high school students in our area, providing them with on-the-job experience and life skills to prepare them for the future,” said Mary Kipp, El Paso Electric CEO. “This program not only develops leadership capabilities, but also enhances awareness about their ability to make an impact in the community they live in through a corporate social responsibility project that they develop and implement.”
In 2015, summer high school and college interns collected more than 2,000 books and built 16 little libraries that were given to local businesses and charitable organizations as part of that summer’s project. EPE looks forward to another year of community involvement and learning for the participants.
El Paso Electric will also be continuing its College Summer Internship Program, which began in the summer of 2015. The college internship program is only open to college students from El Paso and Las Cruces currently attending a College or University out of town. The deadline to apply for this paid, 11-week program is also February 26, 2016.
To learn more or to apply for these internships, click here.
Please submit your questions by email to Careers@epelectric.com.