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Southwest Gas

August 2, 2016 by  
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Southwest Gas Corporation is among the most trusted utilities in America, and has been a leading provider of natural gas in Nevada, Arizona, and California for more than 80 years. It is also a leader in another area: its highly sought­after Summer Engineering Internship, a youth and development program that is grooming a new generation of engineers.

The program is one of the most competitive of its kind in the region. Southwest Gas looks for smart and enthusiastic engineering students who have good communication and critical thinking skills. Potential interns are required to be enrolled in an engineering degree program. Currently, the company has partnerships with: University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Brigham Young Universities; and University of Nevada, Reno. The Southwest Gas Summer Engineering Internship Program takes place May through August, and helps prepare students to work in a professional environment while exposing them to operations at Southwest Gas Corporation.

Interns in the program are paid for their 12-week commitment, during which time they work 40 hours a day, five days a week. They learn skills in verbal and written business communication, project management, and engineering evaluation and analysis. They also take field trips and complete both individual and group projects.

One of the many highlights are the weekly “Lunch & Learn” sessions, hosted by Southwest Gas’ senior management. These sessions provide a positive experience for both the students and Southwest Gas employees. The sessions give students a glimpse into the inner workings of the company, while providing valuable mentoring to interns and possible new hires.

With more than 2,200 employees, Southwest Gas Corporation prides itself in providing sustainable career opportunities that are grounded in generosity, engagement, and integrity, and is proud to help foster up and coming engineering professionals

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