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Avista Utilities Student Engineer - SEDP in Spokane, Washington


Closes: January 31, 2022Salary: DOQ

Job DescriptionAvista’s Student Engineering Development Program offers a variety of opportunities for engineering students to enhance their field of study in the utility industry and to gain valuable work experience critical to their future success in the job market.

Avista’s engineering student opportunities are for summer employment, however special circumstances may allow for part-time work during the school year. The number of positions can vary from year to year and the number of available positions may be limited.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must be an undergraduate student attending a college or university full-time or planning to attend school full-time in the upcoming semester or quarter.

  • Undergraduate student enrolled full time in college earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power-related courses, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork and project management skills are a plus.

Applications for the Student Engineering Development Program will be accepted until January 31, 2022. Selected candidates may be invited for virtual interviews held by the end of February.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Important COVID-19 Guidance for Candidates:

Avista Corporation is currently required under state law to provide workers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 for certain projects with state agencies. Additionally, Avista Corporation anticipates that in the near future, it may be required under law to ensure that all employees are vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an approved exemption and accommodation for a medical condition or a sincerely-held religious belief precluding vaccination. By completing this application, you certify that you understand and acknowledge this potential for a mandatory vaccination policy.

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here ( . Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)