AIKEN, S.C. (July 7, 2022) — Caroline Wilson has a passion to create things and help people.
Through her summer internship at Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), she has been pursuing these passions in a meaningful role that will help her future career as she finishes her college degree.
Wilson grew up near SRS in North Augusta, S.C. She will be graduating this December from Clemson University and will pursue a career in civil engineering.
As civil engineer, she will get to design, create, and build – activities she has put into practice during her summer internship. Wilson is working with SRMC’s H Tank Farm Field Construction Support group. As a second-year SRS Liquid Waste intern, she has been tasked with building work packages, documenting potential hazards and work permits, and analyzing drawings to calculate the weight of structures to determine how much material will be needed for a project.
“I like to think of everything I am involved in at Savannah River Mission Completion as something that is teaching me how to be a better engineer, leader, and employee,” Wilson said.
In addition to creating, Wilson loves helping. Being involved with the community has always been a priority for her. During her internship, she volunteered with the United Way of Aiken County’s Project VISION to help build a ramp for a local resident’s home. Also, over the past six years, she has been involved with Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), which is an organization that helps young people make a difference in their home, school, workplace, and the community.
“I am filled with joy whenever I have a positive impact on people’s lives,” Wilson said. “Creating and building things feels different when the purpose is to help people.”
This summer has allowed Wilson to step out of her comfort zone, ask questions, and listen to everyone she crosses paths with. She has applied lessons learned from her previous internship and has shared these lessons with her peers.
“Some advice I would give to a fellow intern is to put yourself out there,” she said. “You never know what connections you will make and how it might affect your future.”
North Augusta native and Clemson University student, Caroline Wilson, is interning with Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC) this summer in the H Tank Farm Field Construction Support group.