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PUC Seeks Qualified Students for New Internship Program

Published on 2/8/2024

Filed under: Consumer Education Electric Gas Motor Carrier Pipeline Rails Telecommunications Transportation and Safety Water and Wastewater

‘Power Your Career with the PUC’

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced the creation of a new PUC Internship Program aimed at college students looking for training, mentorship and job experience in emerging trends in the utility industry.  

“I look forward to hosting one of our future interns,” said Chairman Stephen M. DeFrank. “This new program is a win-win initiative – a win for the Commission by potentially building the workforce of our future, and a win for the intern by providing professional experience at a critical government agency.” 

Commissioner Kathryn L. Zerfuss said: “I was inspired to start an internship program at the PUC after I attended a recent STEM event and met students who are very enthusiastic to learn about clean energy, electric vehicles and hydrogen hubs. Our internship program will provide the opportunity for students to learn from experts in the utility field and see the decision-making processes of the agency that oversees gas, electric, water, telecommunications, broadband and transportation operations in Pennsylvania.” 

Students are encouraged to “power your career with the PUC” through the PUC Internship Program, which will provide hands-on experience to entry-level candidates in many of our various bureaus and offices. In addition to learning about exciting trends in the utility industry, the interns will be engaged in projects that will enable them to acquire key analytical, communications and leadership skills.

Internship Positions and How to Apply

The PUC is seeking policy interns, public service interns, audits interns and legal interns. The internships are paid positions, and some may lead to permanent employment.

Current and future internship postings and instructions on how to apply will be available on the PUC website.

About the PUC

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

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