ISLAMABAD - The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Energy Policy has initiated a nationwide internship programme for the recent university and technical school graduates to build the human capacity of the energy sector and develop a comprehensive understanding about the mechanics of the energy sector among the younger generation.

Aimed at young graduates between the ages of 19 and 25 years, the internship programme offers vast learning opportunities across the broad array of sectors in different power and energy organizations.

Under this initiative, over 100 motivated graduates will be selected, and placed at relevant public and private energy sector organizations for a period of six months. Preference will be given to deserving graduates belonging to less-developed areas and having a low-income background.  This programme aims to include Pakistanis from the remote parts of the country in the development process. The performance of the participants will be regularly monitored to ensure the internship program is a quality experience.

The internship will provide these young graduates to gain hands-on experience and to develop and enrich the skills needed to succeed at the workplace. Organizations and universities partnering in the Energy Sector Internship Program are spread across Pakistan - KPK, South Punjab, Interior Sindh and Balochistan.

The Energy Policy Project is a USAID-funded multiyear effort to increase power generation, decrease losses and increase cost recovery by investing in selected energy infrastructure projects.

Through this project, the United States government provides technical assistance and support to the Pakistan government in its efforts to reform the power sector to end the country’s current energy crisis.