Many Duke Energy employees began their careers with the company as interns. In 2013 alone, 100 co-op students and 200 interns were hired from around the service territory.
Some of these students become full-time employees. That’s what happened with Andrew Johansing of Cincinnati, Danielle Peoples, Justin LaRoche and Danielle Anderson of Charlotte. These former interns now work at Duke Energy and are also members of our Sustainability Corps.
Anderson was going to college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte when she applied for a paid internship with the company in 2008. Her summer tenure at the Little Rock Operations Center in Charlotte was the start of Anderson’s Duke Energy career.
By fall 2009, Anderson was working at Duke Energy part time while completing her civil engineering degree. On June 1, 2010, she joined the company full time. Today, she’s part of our Smart Energy Now™ team, promoting sustainable behaviors that will drive energy efficiency in commercial office buildings.
“My internship gave me valuable insight into the company and increased my competitiveness as I entered the workforce,” she said.
Duke Energy’s internship and co-op programs
are critical components of the company’s strategic sourcing plan for potential talent. These paid programs are mutually beneficial to the company and to talented college students.
Duke Energy managers are able to evaluate individuals for full-time employment. Those that join the company begin their careers well-prepared to assume high-value positions.