Thirty-five college students from across the nation are spending their summer interning for the Postal Service, part of the organization’s efforts to invest in the future of its workforce.
During the 10-week program, 17 interns are working in area offices, while 18 are based at headquarters in Washington, DC.
“This program benefits everyone involved,” said Learning and Development Director Susan McKeen. “The Postal Service is introducing the interns to career possibilities at USPS, and the interns are bringing us their fresh perspectives.”
The interns are assigned to projects in areas related to their fields of study.
For example, Nathan Belleza, an industrial systems engineering major at San Jose State University, is interning with Delivery Operations in Pacific Area.
“I like the work I’m doing here and it gives me positive feedback to the work I’m doing in school,” said Belleza, who also interned with the Postal Service last summer. “The work is my favorite part about interning with USPS.”
Pacific Area VP Dean Granholm said he welcomes interns’ ideas and contributions, citing the area’s fast-growing package volumes.
“Finding innovative ways to handle that volume is critical to us,” he said.