Summer College Internships
This program provides selected candidates an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience in their field of study while employed within one the Easton Utilities’ departments or divisions. In an effort to recruit local talent, the program is advertised on the organization’s internal news board, EU Today, as well as via email. The program is also publicized on Easton Utilities’ Facebook page and external website. All applicants are required to submit a resume with their applications, and are encouraged to include cover letters, portfolios and/or letters of recommendation. This job posting will run January 7, 2020 with the deadline to submit applications ending on March 31, 2020.
During the course of their summer term, interns will work alongside coworkers to acquire the skills necessary to perform daily departmental tasks related to their degree program. In conjunction with their daily responsibilities, they will attend a series of Lunch & Learns with facility tours to gain insight into the various departments and their operations. Interns will also participate in shadowing days with a designated staff member in their respective departments. Additionally, interns will be required to assist with processing fiscal yearend inventory on the date established on the program schedule. Finally, they will be required to collaborate with their department manager to select a summer project worked through from start to finish. This project will require strict time management including the necessity to establish a project timeline, a feasible project scope, and the ability to present a point paper and finished product at the end of the summer term. Presentations will be conducted in the presence of staff and management.
- Must be entering their Junior or Senior year of an accredited college/university
- Field of study must relate to one of Easton Utilities’ departments or divisions
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
- The ability to work and thrive within a team oriented environment
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work a minimum of 24 hours, up to 40 hours per week
- Availability schedules must be established and provided to HR prior to program start date
- All offers are contingent on a pre-employment drug test and background check
Interviews will be held during the month of April 2020 with Easton Utilities’ HR department and the corresponding department supervisor and manager. A maximum of six (6) interns will be selected for the summer term, with a limit of one (1) intern per department or division. At the conclusion of the summer term, all interns will be required to participate in an exit interview with Easton Utilities’ HR department.
REWARDING AND INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE
Easton Utilities has played a considerable role in preparing interns for post graduate work and potential career opportunities. Between the program’s effort to enhance the skillsets of young professionals, and its ability to provide real life applications, it has proven to be an extremely valuable and rewarding experience for selected candidates.