June 13, 2014
AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Remediation's (SRR) summer interns have arrived and are ready to receive real-world experience in their chosen fields.
College students come to SRR every summer to develop their professional skills, network with professionals and apply concepts learned in the classroom. This year's 31 interns are earning degrees in fields such as engineering, business, education, accounting and communications, to name a few.
Several schools across the nation are represented in this year's internship program, many located in South Carolina. Students are here from the University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina Aiken, Clemson University, Charleston School of Law, South Carolina State University, Claflin University and Allen University.
Other schools represented include Illinois State University, University of Florida, Louisiana State University, North Carolina A&T State University, University of Georgia, Jackson State University and the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
Kathryn Tharp from Aiken, S.C., a junior finance major at USC Aiken, said she enjoys meeting new people through this opportunity.
"Over the summer I am hoping to gain experience that will accompany my degree," said Tharp. "I believe SRR provides its interns with tools and resources that develop well-rounded young professionals."
SRR Intern Program Coordinator Gayl Hoel said the summer internship program is valuable to not only the company, but to the community as well.
"Our interns have the opportunity to attend nuclear industry related events and perform community service," Hoel said. "SRR is committed to helping others, and summer interns are encouraged to embrace that value to get the full experience of working with our company. We enjoy having the students here. It will be a rewarding summer for everyone!"
SRR is the Liquid Waste contractor at Savannah River Site, which is owned by U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is a team of companies led by URS Corp. with partners Bechtel National, CH2M HILL and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Professional Solutions.
Point of Contact: Amy Joslin, Director of Public Affairs and Project Communications