Internships, Apprenticeships, and Seasonals

MW&L provides several opportunities to introduce this exciting industry to a new generation.


Our student workers don’t push paper and fetch coffee.

As valuable members of the team, MW&L interns work on real projects and get paid to do it. Whether you’re in high school or college, you are eligible to apply. MW&L interns come from associate programs and four-year colleges.

MW&L internships offer flexible schedules, networking, training, and competitive salaries.

Most of our internships are posted through McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) in the spring, and take place in the summer months, June – September. They are also posted on our website. Please check out our Current Openings page around late February to see these opportunities.

MW&L provides internship opportunities that vary from year to year. Past internships have included:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications
  • Water Treatment
  • Water Distribution
  • Conservation
  • Customer Service


MW&L has Electric Lineworker apprentices on staff.

Future Apprenticeship openings available to external applicants will be posted on MW&L’s Current Openings page.

Seasonal Summer Jobs for Students

If you love spending time in the great outdoors, working hard, and keeping busy, this position may be right for you!

Seasonal work takes place during the summer months from June to September. We accept applications once a year in March. When this position opens up, the job announcement is posted on MW&L’s Current Openings page.

Job duties may include:

  • General grounds maintenance at multiple facilities
  • Painting
  • Other miscellaneous operational chores

Minimum qualifications:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license for driving in Oregon.

Want to Learn More?

Explore a career in Public Power.

Get into Energy is a nonprofit organization that works to build awareness among students, teachers, military veterans, transitioning workers, and others about the various career opportunities in the energy industry.

Explore a career in Water Utilities.

AWWA and the EPA share information about the rewarding, innovative, and challenging career opportunities in the water industry.