More than three dozen PSEG Long Island interns, including Jessica Keller of East Northport, recently stepped away from their roles in engineering, finance, corporate communications, legal and other departments to support the company’s volunteer efforts. The interns joined president and COO Daniel Eichhorn in planting seeds, watering saplings, weeding, mulching and tending Island Harvest Food Bank’s Giving Garden in Brentwood. Last year Island Harvest’s two dozen gardens produced 600,000 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruits that was distributed to Long Islanders through its food bank.
Before he joined the students in the fields, Eichhorn shared with the summer intern class the importance of giving back to their community, no matter where they work in the future.
“It is important that our interns experience giving back to the community during their internship here, because community service is such a big part of who we are at PSEG Long Island,” said Eichhorn. “We support our customers in ways that go beyond providing safe, reliable power; we connect with them through their interests and causes as well. Last year, our employees volunteered more than 26,000 hours, giving back to causes throughout Long Island and the Rockaways.”
“Interning with PSEG Long Island has provided me with an abundance of knowledge,” said Jessica Keller, PSEG Long Island intern and East Northport resident. “Not only have I learned about the industry, I have also learned about the importance of service by working with a company which places a high value on giving back to its community.”
PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and communities it serves by actively supporting hundreds of local charity events each year through the company’s Community Partnership Program. ACLD is one of those organizations. Last year, PSEG Long Island employees logged 26,000 service hours volunteering at 1,145 fundraising and community events to support more than 400 organizations. For more information on how PSEG Long Island supports the communities it serves, visit https://www.psegliny.com/community.