Water Authority welcomes summer interns

Water Authority - Cayman summer interns: Front row, from left, Rhochae Williams, Allena Rankine, D’Vonte Joseph and Erynn Walton; back row: Lee-El Blake, Rachel Ebanks, Rickeem Lashley, Aaron Faulknor, Tyrese Drysdale and Mark-Anthony Elias.

More than 20 summer interns are working at the Water Authority – Cayman this summer.

The internship programme attracted applications from dozens of students, and 21 were chosen.

According to the Water Authority, its Summer Internship Programme enables students to gain hands-on experience working in a professional environment, while introducing them to the variety of careers available in the water and wastewater sector.

“We were very pleased to see the high level of interest in the Summer Internship Programme,” Chief Human Resources Manager Pat Bell said in a statement. “Water and wastewater management is an essential service and professionals are needed in this industry. Our programme offers students the opportunity to learn more about an industry in which there will always be demand for workers in a variety of jobs and careers.”

The interns are working across the Authority’s various departments, including finance, customer service, water resources and quality control, IT, operations, human resources and engineering.

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“We are pleased to see many students return to the programme, as well as many new faces,” Bell said.

One of the interns taking part in the programme is Lisaida Swaby-Oliva, the current recipient of the Authority’s annual scholarship.

“My internship has been very helpful. I’m always being challenged and that keeps it exciting,” Swaby-Oliva said. “The internship has provided me work experience and allowed me to network with people from different departments.

The company’s list of summer interns for 2019 includes D’Vonte Joseph, Erynn Walton, Rhochae Williams, Mara Hernandez McLean, Aaron Faulknor, Lisaida Swaby-Oliva, Kayshena Powell, Jadon Williams, Kraig Ramgeet, Allena Rankine, Trystan Wilson, Tyrese Drysdale, Mark-Anthony Elias, Dinara T. Perera, Lee-El Blake, Alfred Solomon, Quinn Ebanks, Rachel Ebanks, Rickeem Lashley, Daniella Johnson and Anja van Genderen.

To learn more about the requirements for the Authority’s work experience programme and to download an application for the 2020 summer internship, visit www.waterauthority.ky. The deadline to apply for the programme is 30 April each year.

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