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Internships and college programs at APS

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As a recent grad or intern, your future is bright at APS

In addition to internships and rotational programs, you'll find a variety of exceptional entry-level opportunities. Available disciplines include corporate resources, information technology, engineering and more.

About the internship program

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  • Program runs over the summer break
  • Ten-weeks, full-time, competitive pay
  • 50+ hours of professional development, site tours and volunteer opportunities
  • 40+ interns each summer
  • Real-world, project-based assignments
  • Assigned mentors and access to executives
  • Interns located at CHQ, Deer Valley and Arizona and New Mexico power plants
  • Housing provided in some instances
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Palo Verde / West-MEC Pre-Apprentice Program

The program is aimed at further strengthening the Palo Verde, West-MEC partnership by providing a direct pathway exclusively for graduates of their Energy and Industrial Technology Program into the Palo Verde Apprenticeship Program.

Palo Verde Maintenance Internship

12-month program which combines on the job learning and formal technical training.
  • On-the-job learning: Paid work experience at Palo Verde Generating Station (40 hours per week).
  • Formal technical training: Successful completion of the seven (7) Apprenticeship pre-requisite courses at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). The tuition and books for the required college courses are paid for by APS.
  • Rotations: Interns will rotate through various maintenance shops to determine areas of interest
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Areas of focus

  • accounting, economics, finance
  • broadcast, communications, journalism, production
  • business data analytics
  • computer engineering/security/information systems & technology
  • construction management
  • engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical) 
  • human resources/management
  • juris doctor
  • marketing
  • supply chain
  • sustainability
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Interested in an internship?

Apply online, visit us at an upcoming career fair, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or email us to learn more.
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