Savannah River Remediation, also knowns as SRR, welcomed 37 students to its summer internship program where the students will narrow the gap between the classroom and the professional world.
The interns will support SRR’s liquid waste mission at the Savannah River Site to safely treat and disposition legacy radioactive waste and operationally close waste tanks in the many diverse fields of the company ranging from engineering to law to communications. In addition, students represent the full spectrum of engineering disciplines, and are also working toward degrees in programs such as business, information technology, emergency management and statistics.
Hosting students over the summer means giving the students meaningful assignments and deadlines, while providing students with a snapshot of the liquid waste mission at SRS.
This year’s interns come from many colleges, including Clemson University, College of Charleston, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University College of Law, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, South Carolina State University, University of Alabama, University of South Carolina in Columbia and Aiken, Aiken Technical College, Winthrop University, Lafayette College, Tuskegee University, Ohio State University, Washington State University, University of Phoenix, University of Maryland, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Atlanta Metropolitan College, Fordham University, Claflin University and the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.
SRR Summer Internship Coordinator Allison Brown said she looks forward to supporting the group of students throughout their internships over the summer.
“Internship season at SRR is an exciting time for both the employees and the students, who have the opportunity to work together and learn from one another,” Brown said. “The interns bring energy and new perspective from their learning institutions, and the SRR employees are filled with a sense of purpose to bestow their experience and knowledge onto the college students.”
SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins and AECOM Technical Services.