About Westar Energy Internship Program

Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is Kansas' largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. 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. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, a smart meter pilot project and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.

Westar Energy offers several internships in the following fields: Engineering, Accounting & Finance, Audit, Human Resources, Information Technology, Biology & Conservation, Real Estate, Corporate Communications, Lineman, Substation Tech.

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.

Most of our interns work in an office type of environment. We do have some interns that work in a field environment or at one of our Power Plants.

Interns at Westar might work in one of the following locations in Kansas - Topeka, Wichita, St Marys, Lawrence, Shawnee

The duration for most of our interns is 3 months. However, many of our interns do continue past that time period and work part-time during the school year.

Interns are paid bi-weekly on an hourly basis. Depending on their major and year in school, interns make between $16-$20/hour. If they meet qualifications, interns can get up to $500/month for housing or $200/month for mileage.

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Westar Energy Internship Program


  • Number of Interns: 21-50
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: 3 to 6 months
  • Degree Type: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent Graduates, Business school students, Law school students


  • Topeka, KS
  • Wichita, KS

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