Energy Center

Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

"...inspiring future leaders in energy".

                   Duke Energy



The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue engages two levels of staff during the camp


Student counselors

Counselors for our program will include Purdue junior/senior-undergraduate and graduate students who are studying STEM related disciplines. Counseling in this program is stimulating, challenging and rewarding, and provides a unique opportunity to gain experience learning about energy, interacting with the high school students as well as teachers. The live-in setting also provides a rich environment for developing interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and exploring self-growth. Day and night shifts are available. If you unable to be present all days, from June 22-28, 2014, please do not apply.

Counselors will earn a base salary (fixed amount one time) of $650 for day shift (7:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.) or $450 for night shift (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) for the academy duration. Free room and board during the program is also provided. All counseling positions/responsibilities begin with training sessions on the Saturday before the program starts and end when the last student in your counseling group leaves for home, around 1 p.m. on the final Saturday. Selected applicants are expected to attend several planning sessions prior to the beginning of the one week program to get familiar with the academy activities (hours spent in attending planning sessiond will be renumerated at $7.25/hr).  They are also expected to participate in all activities in-town and out-of-town during the one week program.

A comprehensive list of counselor duties and expectations follows: EA Counselor Duties and Expectations.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity employer



The volunteer position is non paid, but with more flexibility relative to the student counselor position. Volunteers work with academy officials, student counselors and participants in the following activities: registration, inauguration/closing ceremony, hands-on activity, group projects, and other miscellaneous activities.

Volunteers will also be eligible to receive academy materials/souvenirs and meals will be provided during active sessions.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Contact us:

Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

C/O The Energy Center,

Mann Hall, Rm 105

203 South Martin Jischke Dr.

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971

Phone: 765.494.1610

Fax: 765.496.9322