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Summer Employment

Santee Cooper offers an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in an electric utility environment during the summer months.

We hire current college and high school students for a variety of positions in the Charleston/Moncks Corner and Myrtle Beach areas. Most of our summer positions are for college students who have completed at least one year of college. However, there are some positions for which high school students (at least 16 years of age) are eligible; these positions include lifeguard, grounds and facilities maintenance, and some clerical positions. All candidates for summer employment must pass a pre-employment physical, including a drug screen and background check. 

Program information

Interested students must complete an online application for consideration. It is recommended that students apply early for the best opportunity as positions fill up quickly. 


Note: Housing is not provided.


Summer Student Employees at Santee Cooper Receive:

  • A competitive hourly wage
  • Valuable work experience
  • Exposure to industry work practices and procedures
  • Opportunity to network with employees and other students
  • Opportunity to be rehired for subsequent summers

College majors that are generally targeted for summer employment include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Science(s)
  • Others

Questions? Contact:

Nicole Wren

(843) 761-8000 ext. 5353