College Internships

Each year, JEA proudly hosts high school and college students in a wide variety of internship and mentoring programs. These programs provide hands-on experience for students already enrolled in degree and technical programs in their chosen field.

Summer Co-Op Program

2022 Co-Op Class
Class of 2022 Summer Co-Ops

College students will be selected for an opportunity to gain real-world, on-the-job experience, network with business professionals and develop valuable leadership, professional etiquette and presentation skills. The program is a paid 32-hour-per-week, 12-week internship. Be sure to visit this page for application deadlines and additional requirements for this program. Watch the video below to see what past and present co-ops say about their experience. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preferred Majors: Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics, Biology/Science
  • U.S. citizen or VISA eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Provide current transcript and resume with application

What's the Difference Between a Co-op and an Internship?

Both provide work experience related to your college major. However, Co-Ops can be multi-term and are paid. For example, a student Co-Op might work in the summer, go to school in the fall and work again at JEA the following summer semester. Internships are usually – but not always – one term and are usually in the fall or spring, and Interns only receive a small stipend for parking.

Qualities We Look For in Our Interns 

  • Strong work ethic and initiative
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Program Benefits

  • Provide students with real world, hands on experience
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Enhance professional etiquette and presentation skills
  • Provide opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Competitive salary ranging from $13 to $17 per hour

Work in These JEA Departments 

  • Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Mathematics
  • Biology/Science
  • Marketing and Community Outreach

Co-Op Community Involvement

Completing a community service project is a requirement for every JEA Summer Co-Op. While their superiors lay down some guidelines, the decision is left to the Co-Ops on what community service project they choose.

2022 Co-Op Class Volunteering
Class of 2022 Summer Co-Ops volunteering at the Youth Energy Academy

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