SELINSGROVE, Pa. – LB Water Service Inc., an industry leader in supplying waterworks infrastructure solutions to cities, counties, municipalities, and businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic region, has selected its summer intern for 2019 from among 60 applicants.
Virginia Wiand, a Mifflinburg High School graduate and rising senior at Susquehanna University majoring in marketing, began interning at the company’s Selinsgrove sales office in May.
“The internship program at LB Water offers valuable, real-life work experience for students,” said Shawn Pulford, CEO of LB Water. “It’s also an excellent opportunity for us to introduce our company as a potential future employer to some of the best and brightest future graduates.”
LB Water’s interns receive exposure to a variety of areas within the company, including inventory management, inside sales, outside sales, shipping, and transportation as well as LB Water's specialty lines of business, which include environmental, data, advanced metering, and storm water solutions.
Responsibilities can include assisting with sales calls, managing inventory, compiling comprehensive lists of materials from blueprints, gathering products for shipment, and developing price quotes for customer orders.
In addition to receiving training about the waterworks industry and products, interns learn about pricing strategies, customer relations, and the lifecycle of a customer order as well as effective communication skills and professional demeanor for the workplace. Interns work full time for 12 weeks over the summer and receive competitive wages.
“LB Water is an employee-owned company with a strong, successful history,” said Pulford. “We enjoy having an opportunity to share our deep knowledge of waterworks infrastructure with students like Virginia in hopes of instilling in them a passion for this critically important industry.”
LB Water accepts applications from qualified students in January for its summer internship program. After successfully completing their internships, students are able to apply for any available LB Water job opening for which they may qualify.
LB Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to engaging in a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.
The company operates eight locations in Selinsgrove, Ebensburg, Stoneboro, Chambersburg, Ephrata, Oakdale, Pa. as well as Frederick, Md., and Richmond, Va.