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Avista’s Student Employment Program offers a variety of opportunities for students to enhance their field of study and to gain valuable work experience, critical to their future success in the job market.
Who is eligible for Student Employment?
Undergraduate students, ages 18 and over, who are enrolled full time in a college or university.
What kinds of student jobs are available?
The majority of student jobs are available in the summer. The types and number of student jobs will vary from year-to-year. They most often include engineering, meter readers, technical and support positions.
Where are the student jobs located?
The majority of student jobs will be located in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
When can applications for student employment be submitted?
Applications for student employment are typically accepted between January and May. As summer employment jobs become available they will be posted on the Career Opportunities job board. Interviews and job offers begin around May and continue through the summer or as jobs become available.
* The timeframe for recruiting for engineering student employment opportunities is typically in December and January for the upcoming summer. Engineering student applicants should check for job postings on the Career Opportunities job board and apply for jobs during that timeframe. Interviews are often conducted during college career fairs.
Avista has a comprehensive summer Student Engineering Development Program for engineering students.
Student Engineering Development Program
Avista’s program offers a variety of opportunities for engineering students to develop their engineering skills, gain valuable real-world experience and explore future professional opportunities. The program provides Avista with employees who can contribute to the overall success of the department they are working for bringing in fresh new ideas while giving Avista the link to the latest technology being taught in our colleges. An important aspect of the program is to introduce the students to the energy industry and to establish an enterprise wide view for the students while educating them about Avista, our values and our culture. The Student Engineering Development Program consists of performing valuable work, going on tours, having mentors, attending learning sessions, lunches, mock interviews, social activities and more.
Students from the 2014 Student Engineering Development Program, EDP, toured the Avista Corporate office during their summer program. They gained valuable experience and learned a lot about the energy industry and Avista through the program.
Students from the 2014 Student Engineering Development Program, EDP, toured the Long Lake hydro facility during their summer program. They gained valuable experience and learned a lot about the energy industry and Avista through the program.
How do I apply for student employment?
You will find student employment opportunities posted on the Career Opportunities job board when they are available. After reviewing the job details page, click on the Apply Online link. From there you will be asked to log in to your account or to create a profile if it is the first time you have applied for a job with Avista. You will only need to do this the first time you apply, but you can update your profile at any time. We also encourage you to attach a resume, cover letter and an unofficial copy of your transcripts to your profile.
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