Summer Internship Program

Prairie State is still hiring for the 2019 paid summer internship program! Our interns perform meaningful work across campus and gain valuable experience that prepares them for the future. Please visit to apply! More
Intern Check-In:  Brycen Dhom

Intern Check-In: Brycen Dhom

Mining intern Brycen Dhom has spent his summer at Prairie State working with mine technicians on electrical components and communication systems. Dhom has learned about and worked with transformers, vacuum breakers, variable frequency drives, and programmable logic controls. Throughout the mine, Dhom has learned about many microcontrollers.  These small systems can be programmed to perform one… More
Intern Check-In:  Jake Dyson

Intern Check-In: Jake Dyson

Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) intern Jake Dyson has spent his summer at Prairie State learning about operations and creating solutions. Dyson has enjoyed going underground to shadow different departments at the mine.  He has also attended a variety of meetings to discuss issues such as water balance, environmental compliance, and noise control. Prior to this internship, Dyson was not sure wh… More
Intern Check-In:  Alyssa Lohmann

Intern Check-In: Alyssa Lohmann

Public relations intern Alyssa Lohmann has spent her summer at Prairie State communicating with employees, owners, and the community. Lohmann has written many social media posts for Prairie State.  She has also assisted in planning events such as the golf outing, scholarship program, and upcoming employee appreciation day.  Lohmann appreciates that every day in public relations brings a new c… More
Intern Check-In:  Shanthan Mandadi

Intern Check-In: Shanthan Mandadi

Coal combustion residuals intern Shanthan Mandadi has spent his summer at Prairie State creating solutions for the fly ash handling unit. Mandadi has been fixing equipment in the transfer tower to avoid chute blockage.  He has also been involved in sampling levels and checking regulatory pumps to ensure proper flow. His favorite part of this internship has been studying piping diagrams.  Thes… More