https://www.umatillaelectric.com

Umatilla Electric Cooperative

Power Coop Intern

May - August 2019 • Hermiston, OR

What I liked

The Engineering Department there is very helpful and flexible place to work. Great team right now with plenty of projects from many branches of what the engineering team oversees.

What I wish was different

I wish I had planned projects to work on there before I had arrived, I ordered parts for what was going to be one of my main projects while working there the second week I was there and a 13 week lead time, which means I did not get to see the project all the way through. It is this way with a lot of power equipment.

Advice

Be willing to try just about anything, know your knowledge level and don’t be afraid to ask questions but also use initiative in projects. As an intern you want to learn as much as you can, build strong relationships, and use the knowledge and skill you have learned in school and life as much as you can.
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