This summer, the co-op welcomes a few returning interns and welcomes several new faces as well.
Gaining experience in a variety of roles within the co-op, these interns gain valuable, hands-on work experience and an opportunity to witness the inner-workings of a rural electric cooperative.
Kurtis Weber, son of Jim and Tammy Weber of Carrollton, is a Civil Engineering major at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When asked his favorite part of his engineering internship, he replied, “I enjoy the opportunity to experience and learn many different jobs and processes that come together to provide power to rural homes.”
Jacqueline Bingham, daughter of Wayne and Kristine Bingham from Griggsville, is currently attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she is on track for pre-physical therapy. She plans to pursue a doctorate physical therapy, and enjoys her internship where she is helping with the electronic filing of co-op records.
Kendall Ruyle, son of Patrick and Sherri Ruyle, is a finance major attending Illinois College. Growing up in Winchester, he likes that his engineering internship located in his hometown where he is able to see many friendly, familiar faces. He plans to pursue a masters degree in finance and to work toward a real estate license.
Kaan Raif, son of Ayca and Korhan Raif, attends Saint Louis University where he is a student in the biomedical engineering program. A Barry native, he plans to pursue a graduate degree after finishing his undergraduate studies. So far, his favorite parts of his engineering internship include working in the field where he helps with mapping and assisting staking engineers.
Caleb Long, son of Craig and Kelly Long, attends Blackburn College where he studies computer science. The Bluffs native plans to pursue a job in computer engineering and hopes to apply some of the engineering experience he’ll gain through this internship to a future professional role.
Jordan Harr, son of Andrea and Ric Harr of Carrollton, is a civil engineering major at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He plans on staying in the central Illinois region and working in the engineering field post-college, and enjoys interning with a company that serves his community members.
Pictured at the top are college interns Caleb Long, Kendall Ruyle, and Kaan Raif