Allegheny Wood Products is always looking for highly motivated employees to join our team in all areas of our company and part of that search involves creating opportunities for summer internships. Each year AWP looks to area universities for students in various disciplines who are looking to gain experience in their chosen fields while assisting AWP in our day-to-day tasks. Internships provide a great opportunity not only for students but AWP managers as well since several summer interns have joined Allegheny Wood Products as full-time employees upon graduation. Most often internships with our operations group involve doing special projects at various manufacturing facilities while forestry internships involve cruising timber, site reclamation, and spending time at AWP sawmills to better understand log to lumber production. Accounting interns typically work in our corporate headquarters in Petersburg West Virginia assisting members of our accounting staff while having the opportunity to put their classroom lessons into real world situations.
This year’s latest group of interns are:
Thomas Black – A third year Forest Resource Management and Wood Science major, Thomas will be working with the Kingwood Forestry Team cruising timber and assisting with other forestry related tasks. Thomas will also be spending time working in and around the Kingwood sawmill to learn more about the lumber manufacturing process.
Michael Young – A fourth year Forest Resource Management major, Michael will be working with the Kingwood Forestry Team cruising timber and assisting with other forestry related tasks. Michael will also be spending time working in and around the Kingwood sawmill to learn more about the lumber manufacturing process.
Joey Poyer – An Air Force veteran, Joey is finishing his master’s degree in Safety Management at WVU. He is assisting AWP’s Safety Department at multiple facilities doing safety audits, participating in site safety committees, assisting with industrial hygiene sampling, root cause analysis, and learning about the hardwood lumber industry.
Austin Brown – Austin is in his junior year at WVU where he is majoring in Forest Resource Management, with a minor in Wood Science. Austin will be working with the Cowen Sawmill forestry team assisting with timber cruises and other timber procurement tasks. As well as spending some time at the Cowen sawmill to learn about lumber manufacturing.