High School Internships at Seattle City Light

Interested in exploring the business of energy production and distribution? City Light provides high school internships that allow you to get a paid, hands-on experience with the business of the utility.

Internship Details

Our high school internships are 8-week, paid summer positions. Internship opportunities are posted in early April each year.

Timing and Duration

Internships start in mid-June to early July and end in August (depending on your specific school schedule).


Hours range from part-time to full-time, depending on the opportunity and department needs.

Activities and Learning

You will work on a variety of administrative activities, assist with key projects, meet with mentors, participate in special trainings and go into the field to see the utility at work. Specifically, you will have these opportunities to learn:

  • Conversations with executive leaders
  • Professional development workshops with other interns
  • Exploring equity and social justice principles in the workplace
  • Preparing and presenting a summary of what you learned and your experience to your mentors and colleagues


You are eligible to apply for a high school internship if you:

  • Are enrolled as a high school student before and after the internship (you are a continuing student)
  • Have a minimum 2.00 GPA
  • Are at least 16 years of age by the start of the internship
  • Are a US Citizen or have a US legal work permit

We give preference to students who live in the Seattle City Light service area, but all can apply who meet the above criteria.

Support to Succeed

As an intern, you will receive support from your managers, mentors, and teammates throughout the utility. We provide an encouraging environment for learning - investing in our interns to fuel growth in individuals, our utility, and our community.

City Light

Dawn Lindell, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.