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Students Gained Valuable Experience During BWL Internships


Interns in front of brick wall

Our interns are the future of the utility industry! Encouraging younger generations to work in utilities is something BWL encompasses fully and it’s easy when we have such a robust and diverse internship program. The BWL Internship Program provides college students a unique opportunity to develop professional skills and gain experience in their fields of study. Students are paired with a mentor from their department and learn through real projects and work. From day one, our interns are part of the team and have access to everyone from the bottom of the company to the top. Did we mention the competitive wage?! 

Don’t just take our word for it, though! We had some eager interns that wanted to share about their experience as interns during summer 2022: 

Owen Kowatch, Saginaw Valley State University, Mechanical Engineering 

“The BWL staff was very cheerful and hardworking. I had a pleasant experience working with my mentor, Rachel, and other peers. I enjoyed my time at the BWL and would highly encourage others to intern here!”   

Alexis Armstrong, Michigan State University, Environmental Science & Management, Minor in Environmental Economics and Sustainable Studies 

"As an intern at the BWL I was given the opportunity to transform my classroom education into a real-world learning & working experience. I was able to recognize concepts taught in class and learn how they are applied in the utility industry, which helped to enhance my understanding. “ 

Caleb Norder, Western Michigan University, Industrial & Entrepreneurial Engineering 

“I had the privilege of interning in the Asset Management department this summer. During my internship, I learned a great amount about energy and steam production and the importance of reliability engineering and the asset management process as a whole. I really enjoyed the opportunity to tour several BWL facilities and receiving a hands-on learning experience.” 

Aparna Krishnamuthy, University of Michigan, Industrial and Operations Engineering 

“I had the opportunity to travel around Lansing to see the various transmission and distribution lines, and substations. These components work together to ensure that the customer receives power. I went into the internship thinking I was just going to learn about project management, but it has opened my eyes to various fields in the energy sector.” 

Dauan Hendley Jr., Michigan State University, Electric Engineering 

“I loved my internship with the Project Engineering Department (PED). Everyone was so open and willing to teach me new things, give me new experiences, as well as provide opportunities to network throughout the company.” 

We give our interns the opportunity to develop professional and hands on skills to further their careers. To learn more and apply for an internship, click here.