Thursday, March 24, 2022

PA American Water Revamps Workforce Readiness To Include Summer Internships, Stream Of Learning Scholarships

Pennsylvania American Water is revamping its talent development program to include summer internships and Stream of Learning Scholarships focused on careers in the water and wastewater business.

“This next generation of our career pipeline development reflects our company’s commitment to taking proactive measures today to continue providing quality service for the next generation,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “We are proud to be a competitive employer in our local communities and are passionate about attracting and retaining diverse talent because we know that diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business.”

Summer Internships

For the summer 2022, the company is offering 15 full-time 8-week paid summer internship opportunities in operations, water quality and engineering. 

The internship program seeks to build a future talent pipeline, increase diversity, and bring new perspectives to the company while providing important real-life work experience to college students in the local communities served by Pennsylvania American Water. 

Internships are targeted toward college juniors and seniors pursuing STEM-focused studies such as biology, chemistry, environmental science and engineering. 

Available positions are currently posted on the company’s Career Opportunities site, and interns will be announced when the program begins in June.

Stream Of Learning Scholarships

For the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, Pennsylvania American Water is offering three $5,000 Stream of Learning scholarships to individuals charting courses of study in fields critical to the water and wastewater industry, specifically focusing on DEP-certified water or wastewater operator certification programs. 

Eligible applicants must be pursuing 2- or 4-year college, university or technical school degrees or certifications in environmental science, biology, engineering, chemistry or DEP-certified water/wastewater operation programs

Qualified applicants must also maintain a permanent residence in Pennsylvania and be attending a Pennsylvania college, university or career/technical school in the 2022-2023 school year. 

More information and an online application can be found here. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2022, and winners will be announced in May. 

More information about becoming a certified water or wastewater operator can be found here.

Click Here for the complete announcement.

[Posted: March 24, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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