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Careers at Seattle City Light
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Internship Program

Become a Seattle City Light Intern

At Seattle City Light, our internships focus on professional development, giving you the chance to work closely with colleagues on meaningful projects, engage with utility leaders and develop real-world skills in the workplace. Plus, you get to show us how awesome you are. And that's our favorite part.

Projects That Matter

Our interns grab coffee for no one (well, unless it's out of team spirit). Instead, we focus your time on the real work of the utility: creating new content, tackling large-scale projects, developing solutions, going out into the field and even completing the many small tasks needed to power Seattle. The result is a portfolio of work that puts your education into practice and hones the skills you'll use in your professional field.

And speaking of professions, we have interns working in a variety of areas, from engineering, finance and accounting, to communications, human resources, environmental affairs and many others. It takes all kinds of skills to run the nation's greenest utility.

Professional Focus, Big Picture

In addition to work assignments, you'll join forces with other interns to talk with the utility's executive leadership, attend professional development workshops and understand City Light on a whole new level. We visit City Light facilities around Seattle and tour our hydroelectric project in the North Cascades. Ever stand in the heart of a system control center or see the inside of a hydro powerhouse? Ever wonder what a public utility has in common with tourism? Ask a City Light intern. Better yet, become one!

Supportive Community

City Light may deliver 90% of Seattle’s electricity as clean hydropower, but our workforce delivers 100% awesomeness. True story. As an intern, you'll receive loads of support from your managers, mentors and teammates. Time and again, our interns tell us how welcoming and encouraging our work environment is. It's just another way we like to invest in "green" power.

Find out how to become a Seattle City Light intern

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