Westar Energy Internship Program

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Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is Kansas' largest electric utility. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,100 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas.

Interns are students seeking practical experience to enhance their major field of study while adding value to the business unit. An internship helps students increase knowledge and gives them an opportunity to apply theory learned through their educational experience to real-world problems. This is an opportunity to provide a meaningful work experience for students in order to entice these students into full-time employment with Westar upon graduation.

Under general supervision, provides accounting/administrative support. May perform basic financial and accounting analysis, research and basic financial modeling. May also assist with journal entries, account reconciliations and routine clerical functions.

An internship at Westar Energy is an enlightening experience for engineering students. As a pure electric utility, Westar Energy offers a full range of technical challenges in the areas of power generation, transmission, distribution and construction for virtually all disciplines of engineering. The majority of work on engineering assignments at Westar includes both office and field work resulting in real world problem solving experiences. Interns at Westar will work closely with technical experts in each discipline giving additional insight into the challenges of managing in the changing electrical utility environment.
As Kansas' largest electric utility, Westar Energy offers stable employment in a fast paced environment with a mid western lifestyle.

All accounting and finance interns are in Topeka, KS. Other interns may be placed in Topeka, or one fo the following cities: Lawrence, KS; Wichita, KS; St. Marys, KS; Tecumseh, KS.

Internships at Westar Energy typically last approximately 12 weeks (summer months), but many internships switch to part-time and work around a student's schedule.

Pay Schedule for Interns:
Freshman $17.00 per hour
Sophomore $18.00 per hour
Junior $19.00 per hour
Senior $20.00 per hour

Sophomore $15.00 per hour
Junior $16.00 per hour
Senior $17.00 per hour

Contact Information


  • Number of Interns: 21-50
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
  • Degree Type: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Business school students


  • Topeka, KS
  • Wichita, KS

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