Bridgeport, W.Va. – As another academic year comes to an end, twelve college students will continue learning through experiential, summer internships at Dominion Energy’s W.Va. locations.
Students will be given many opportunities in the field touring compression stations, storage fields and finding solutions for real world challenges. During the three month program, interns will be introduced to a variety of operational components including: geological services, natural gas storage, interstate pipeline systems, gas control, pipeline integrity, environmental conservation, innovation and technology. In addition, students are mentored in office etiquette, safety standards and professional development.
Interns will also participate in two volunteer events scheduled at the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown and the Harrison County United Way’s Day of Action. “Dominion Energy believes all employees, including interns, be given opportunities to live out our commitment to give back in the communities where we serve,” KelliJo McNemar, staffing specialist for Dominion Energy said. Students will also enjoy scheduled networking activities.
Participants in this year’s W.Va. internship class come from Marietta College, Ohio State University, Pierpont Community and Technical College, Virginia Commonwealth University and West Virginia University.
Students also have diverse experiences including coal mining, developing radio satellites, campus leadership. This year’s class also includes an Eagle Scout, a father of two, a female diversity scholar, and first generation college students.
Dominion Energy’s best-in-class paid internship program employs more than 250 college students every year throughout the company’s footprint. With 80 majors, 70 schools and 22 states, Dominion Energy continues to seek diversity and partners with academic institutions to provide experiential learning for students across our footprint.
About Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va.
The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services.
As one of the nation’s leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes. Please visit www.dominionenergy.com to learn more.
Names and home towns:
- Benjamin Kline – West Chester, Oh
- Ian McKee – Weston, WV
- Karltin White – Fairmont, WV
- John Oliver- Fairmont, WV
- Blake Kiger – Mannington, WV
- Louis Schmidt – Fairmont, WV
- Jayna Wilson – New Creek, WV
- Matthew Campbell – Hummelstown, PA
- Lauryn Eldridge – Princeton, WV
- Daniel Blaine – Powell, Oh
- Jacob Love – Bridgeport, WV
- Emma Radford – Prince George, VA