An internship should be more than a summer job. It’s an opportunity to have a unique professional experience that prepares you for the future. And that’s what Prairie State offers—our interns work at the cutting edge of the energy industry, with technology that’s state-of-the-art. It’s a great way to learn not just what the industry is today, but what it will be tomorrow.

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Our internships run the gamut from electrical and mechanical engineering to facilities management and everything in between. We love to share our energy campus with the next generation of leaders. Each year, Prairie State offers a paid summer internship program to students enrolled in college or technical degree programs from a number of different disciplines. Selected interns will have the opportunity to work with our professionals in our three areas of concentration: coal mining, power generation, and corporate services. Internships are typically scheduled to begin at the end of May and last approximately 10 to 12 weeks.

We know the best talent starts their internship search early. That’s why our recruitment efforts are done in the fall, with internship positions posted in the November to December timeframe.

To see what’s available and to apply online, visit our application portal. 

Meet Our Recent Summer Interns

Meena Lahiri

This is Lahiri’s first internship and she is taking the opportunity to soak up all of the experiences and information that hands-on work gives an intern. Learn more.

Alec Jackson

Jackson, a native of Dexter, Missouri, views her internship as an opportunity to expand her skill set by getting hands on experience in a new industry. Learn more.

Tony McDaniel

McDaniel, a native of Belleville, Illinois, is a recent graduate of Southern Illinois University – Carbondale where he majored in journalism and minored in political science. Learn more.