Engineering Internship Program
Over the next decade, the electric utility industry will hire many of today’s best and brightest students to fill jobs left empty by the retirement of over half of the industry’s workforce.
The PUD’s Utility Engineering Internship Program offers engineering students who reside in the utility’s service area a chance to learn about utility careers through direct work experience.
Note: Our goal is to hire one summer intern in 2021. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will take into account the guidance of health authorities before making a decision about the internship program. It is possible we may not be able to proceed with the program in 2021.
Utility Engineering Careers
Provides engineering and project management for transmission, substation and distribution system projects. Completes sectionalizing and long-range system planning studies and designs electricity distribution system changes or enhancements to meet future needs.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – Power or Energy Systems Option
Salary Range: $99,000 – $142,000
Design electrical distribution facilities, including creating cost estimates, specifications, and construction drawings. Works with customers who are building new homes or businesses.
Qualifications: Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology
Salary Range: $62,000 – $100,000
Who Can Apply
High school seniors and college students who reside within the PUD’s service area and can demonstrate their interest in and pursuit of utility engineering careers.
How to Apply
Download and complete the Engineering Internship Application form, and return it to:
Columbia River PUD
PO Box 1193
St. Helens, OR 97051
Applications must be received at the PUD office by 5:30 p.m. on February 25, 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Job Shadow Program on Hold
Historically, we have offered half-day job shadows to high school and college students who live in our service area and are considering a career in the electric utility industry.
This program has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.