Summer High School Internship
Program Overview

El Paso Electric (EPE) wants Summer High School Internship Program (SHS) participants to return to their senior year of high school with a refined understanding of their ability to achieve their academic, professional and personal goals by utilizing their skills and knowledge to make an impact in their community as emerging leaders and future college students.

At the conclusion of the program, participants have advanced their leadership and teamwork attributes through a multitude of unique work assignments and projects that will help build transferable job and soft skills that are unique to the power industry.


At El Paso Electric, our interns are an important part of our team. The goal of the program is to provide a holistic work experience for local high school students by developing professional ingenuity, cultivating leadership skills, identifying strengths, leveraging weaknesses and encouraging collaboration with employees and interns.

Learning & Development

El Paso Electric paves the way for our interns to be successful by immersing them into challenging and fun learning activities to help power their success and futures. El Paso Electric’s exclusive learning curriculum includes an insight to the fundamentals of power by exploring the basics of power generation, transmission and distribution and all the components required to “keep the lights on”. EPE’s exclusive Electricity 101 class is an interactive guided tour of our power plants, substations, safety, pole climbing and much more!

Participants can also expect to build their financial acumen by learning the game of business, finance and strategy in our Zodiak® training. This sophisticated simulation is a fast-paced, energizing and engaging way to increase participant understanding of financial drivers and strategic objectives and the connection between strategy, financial success and the impact of strategic decisions.

Additional trainings include True Colors, Project Management, and Leadership Development, all designed to enhance personal and professional working relationships by exercising participant leadership and management skills.

Experience Vs. Work

Summer High School Interns are empowered through a series of challenging and fun projects that will prepare them to enter the workforce with entry-level job skills. These work assignments will give participants an understanding of general business practices and how they apply to the utility industry. Participants will also learn how to effectively contribute back to their community by leading diverse groups of individuals through the annual summer intern Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications for the El Paso Electric Summer High School Internship Program are below. All requirements must be met.

  • 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 2019 -2020 academic school year, to enter senior year beginning August 2020
  • 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 throughout the duration of the program (June 9, 2020 - July 31, 2020).


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