NEWARK, Del. (July 29, 2016)–The Delmarva Power internship program entered its 15th
year this summer. The 2016 interns are a diverse group of more than two dozen students
from 17 different colleges, universities and four high schools. Delmarva Power
interns will experience engineering life at Delmarva Power until mid-August
2016. Their majors range from electric
engineering to civil engineering and environmental science.
Over the next several
weeks all interns will be exposed to Delmarva Power’s 14 different functional
departments, receive an inside look into natural gas and electric operations,
experience critical infrastructure and reliability work in the field as well as
help to protect and conserve Delaware and Maryland’s wildlife and
“The internship program
is a great way to help grow and develop budding engineers in college or even high
school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math, and looking
for a more hands-on experience to better understand energy careers,” said Gary
Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president.
The program is a
for-credit paid internship and focuses heavily on each student’s overall
comprehension of outside-the-class room and real world experiences as well as
encourages problem solving and innovation.
Each intern is required to produce an enterprise project at the end of
the term for credit, based on hands-on experience while striving to bring the
spirit of ingenuity to the program.
The program also supports
diversity and inclusion by providing internship opportunities to many female
and minority students.
“I’ve been exposed to every aspect of the utility
and get a chance to work on projects and gain on-the-job training that most
students don’t experience until they graduate,” said Sean Doherty, natural gas
intern from University of Delaware.
“It’s great to see how the company
has valued the internship program over the years. Many of our internship
coordinators were once former Delmarva Power interns in my shoes years ago, so
they can really relate. It makes the learning environment unique,” added
“We challenge the students every day to be
creative, utilize the experts’ experience around them and ask plenty of
questions. Our goal is to help them
discover their engineering identity and set the foundation necessary for a
career in the field,” added Stockbridge.
For more information on
how to participate in the Delmarva Power internship program, visit: http://www.pepcoholdings.com/internships/
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