Career Stream

At Pennsylvania American Water, we take proactive measures today to continue to provide quality service for generations and remain a competitive employer in our local communities. We do this by offering scholarships, internships, and career outreach to help attract talented people to the water and wastewater industry. In 2022, the company expanded its Stream of Learning Scholarship Program to offer a more comprehensive talent development pipeline focused on attracting a diverse pool of potential future candidates with the skills and experience needed to succeed in the water industry. Like the convergence of three streams into one river, Pennsylvania American Water’s Career Stream Program takes a three-pronged approach.

Stream of Learning Scholarship Program

At Pennsylvania American Water, we take measures today so that we can continue to provide quality service for generations to come. One way we do this is by offering scholarship assistance to help attract new talent to our industry. Through our Stream of Learning Scholarship Program, we offer $5,000 scholarships to individuals charting a course of study in fields critical to the water and wastewater industry. Beginning in 2022, we are specifically directing some of our available scholarships to students pursuing DEP-certified water or wastewater operator certification programs.


To apply for a scholarship, individuals must:

  • Be pursuing 2- or 4-year college, university or technical school degrees or certifications in environmental science, biology, engineering, chemistry or DEP-certified water/wastewater operation programs. More information about becoming a certified water or wastewater operator can be found here.
  • Be attending a Pennsylvania college, university or career/technical school in the 2022-2023 school year and maintain a permanent residence in Pennsylvania.

Family members of Pennsylvania American Water employees are not eligible.


Submissions must include the following:

  • Completed and e-signed application (online applications only)
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or community service leader
  • One-page essay on your career interests and how they benefit the water and/or wastewater industry
  • Official high school transcript
  • Proof of PA residency


Deadline to apply is April 30, 2022. Winners will be announced and scholarship presentations will be made in May 2022. Questions? Email:



Internship Program

Pennsylvania American Water offers paid, full-time, 8-week summer internships in its operations, water quality and engineering departments. The internship program seeks to build a future talent pipeline, increase diversity, and bring new perspectives to the company while providing important real-life work experience to college students in local communities.

Internships are targeted toward college juniors and seniors pursuing STEAM-focused studies such as biology, chemistry, environmental science and engineering. Internship opportunities are posted annually in February through American Water’s career opportunities portal. Hiring managers evaluate and interview candidates and offer the internship opportunities to the selected candidates by April of each year. Interns are announced when the program begins in June.


Career Outreach

Pennsylvania American Water conducts outreach throughout the year to educate students and adults alike about career paths and job opportunities in the water and wastewater industry. Career opportunity outreach places a special focus on diverse, underserved, and environmental justice communities and seeks to educate and attract a diverse field of students and adults to employment at Pennsylvania American Water.

The company also partners with schools, colleges, elected officials, government agencies and non-profits and statewide organizations to promote careers in the water industry through participation at school presentations, facility tours, career fairs, community events and more. To request a Pennsylvania American Water representative at an upcoming career fair or outreach event, please contact