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Summer Internship Program Provides Real-World Experience to Local High School Students

June 19, 2014

Summer Interns 2014For the third year, El Paso Electric (EPE) is sponsoring a Summer High School Internship Program to provide work experience to local high school students. As part of the 8-week program, 14 students will spend their summer vacation employed at El Paso Electric and will learn new job skills, responsibilities and develop leadership skills.

“El Paso Electric is always looking for a way to strengthen our community and by focusing on El Paso’s youth and future workforce we are building the leaders of tomorrow. Our Summer High School Internship Program gives our local youth the opportunity to gain real-world experience and work within the community just as we do,” said Bill Stiller, Chief Human Resources Officer at El Paso Electric.

This year, EPE is incorporating a corporate giving module to the program’s learning initiatives. Interns will be touring agencies around El Paso, learning about the different needs in our community and from there interns will work on one single corporate giving project for the entire summer on behalf of the company.

All interns chosen exemplified leadership potential and an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and were recruited from area highs schools including El Paso, Bowie, Austin, Lydia Patterson and Las Cruces Independent School District.  Over the course of the summer, students will be assigned to one of several EPE departments and will participate in training seminars in topics such as Electricity 101, resume writing, and presentation skills.