Easton Utilities is offering paid internship opportunities to college students entering their junior or senior year. The program consists of tours, learning workshops, projects, job shadowing, and presentations. “Our goal is to offer a robust, hands-on learning experience in a professional setting for numerous fields of study,” states Vicki Petro, Vice President of Human Resources for Easton Utilities.
The internship program is a formal, comprehensive experience led by Julie Andrew, HR Generalist. At the onset, the participants attend a series of tours to learn about the services, infrastructure, and demands of each department. The interns select a specific project or topic and are required to give a presentation to the management team at the culmination of the program. “It is important to give these interns an authentic experience with a realistic understanding of what will be expected from them in the real world,” says Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities.
With the limited number of internship options available in this region, this program truly benefits the entire community. Giving the interns the experience needed to build their resumes is invaluable and has led to several local job placements, including a couple at Easton Utilities. Andrew herself participated in the internship program in 2018 and 2019, and is currently a full-time employee, along with several others. “Internships provide such a great opportunity for students to gain professional development which will lead to future career success,” adds Petro.
Anyone entering their junior or senior year of college looking for a rewarding experience can learn more about the internship program and apply at eastonutilities.com.