Dawson, a Port Townsend resident, has completed Running Start coursework through Peninsula College and is set to begin an engineering tract at the University of Washington this September.
Dawson spent the summer working throughout the utility, assisting with engineering, water, records, and out in the field with operations.
Throughout the summer, Dawson also participated in mentorship and event workshop opportunities with Energy Northwest’s Public Power Internship program. This program was created by multiple utilities in the region to help support workforce development for careers in public power. To develop the workforce, it is essential to start at the college level, and invest in education and internships as interns could decide to pursue a career in Public Power one day.
Dawson said he highly recommends the internship opportunity to anyone thinking of utility work as a career path.
The PUD is proud to provide summer internship opportunities for applicable college students. Duties will vary depending upon business needs at the time and the candidate’s career interests and applicants primarily work in and around an office setting, performing tasks associated with data entry, mapping, file organization, and other administrative tasks. Operational functions outside the office may be assigned; including but not limited to delivery and pick-up as well as visual verification of utility assets such as power poles, hydrants, or other utility items.We accept students to work on a variety of tasks from hydrant maintenance to data entry, to website development, to filing, and assisting staking engineers on job sites.
Are you a student looking to learn more about career opportunities at your local public utility? Check out our employment page as the 2023 Summer internship season get rolling!
Thank you for all your hard work and positive attitude this summer, Glen!