ComEd launched its annual summer internship program, providing local teen students with opportunities to learn more about the energy industry through hands-on job training and career experience.
This year, more than 250 Chicagoland-area college and high school students will be assigned to various departments across the company and some will be trained to serve as ComEd youth ambassadors attending local community events, teaching others about energy efficiency and how to take advantage of smart meter technology.
“Technology continues to change our world and we need a workforce that will help us meet the challenges of the future. Our summer internship program is an effort to engage the young people in our communities and expose them to career opportunities,” said Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd.
ComEd summer internships are paid job opportunities, which are available on the careers section of the company’s website. ComEd also partners with community organizations like After School Matters Youth Ambassador Program to recruit student interns for the summer program.
“We are excited about the perspective our interns bring to ComEd,” said Terence R. Donnelly, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, ComEd. “Because they are such great users of technology, they help us see improved opportunities to benefit our customers.”
“This program helped me come out of my shell,” said Marlen G., ComEd Youth Ambassador who participated in the program in 2015. “Having people stop to listen to me made me realize my voice matters.”
Since its start in 2012, ComEd’s summer internship program has provided workforce training to more than 1,000 students. For more information about ComEd careers and Afterschool Matters, visit the following websites https://www.comed.com/AboutUs/Pages/Careers.aspx and http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens /apply/.
Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.