In our continuing effort to promote good community relations
and serve our customers, Chelan PUD hires outstanding college
students majoring in engineering into our internship program.
The purpose of the internship is to provide meaningful
practical and professional experience to students with proven
academic performance and leadership potential. The
participating students receive valuable work experience and
Chelan PUD benefits from their expertise.
Under the guidance of experienced engineers, internship
students are involved in all aspects of engineering in our
hydro utility. Although there is no guarantee of full-time
employment, students making a long-term commitment to integrate
classroom studies with learning through productive work
experience at Chelan PUD may be invited to pursue an
engineering career upon graduation.
Internship positions are available May through August –
depending on school schedule. Participating students earn a
competitive wage while working full time during the summer and
academic breaks, with the opportunity to return for multiple
summers prior to graduation.
Internships are typically announced in January under Job Opportunities.
Students attending Pacific Northwest colleges and universities
are invited to apply using the online application process. A
student whose permanent residence is in Chelan PUD's
service area will also be considered for the program.
The best part of Tim Scheumann's internship was applying
engineering principles to real life situations and knowing his
college classes were directly related to situations faced
by engineers at hydroelectric projects on regular
basis. It was an engaging way for him to make the jump
from the academic world to the engineering industry. "My
coworkers and boss were excited to share their knowledge with
me, while also challenging me to expand my personal