Diversity Awareness Partnership



Ameren knows that St. Louis area high school students are the answer to efficient energy in the future. The EXPLORE Energy program engages youth in multiple careers in the public utility industry, each essentially important to the energy services that Ameren offers to the region. In such a broad field, the program goes beyond introducing engineering careers and helps students explore positions within the company in the fields of business, nursing, and more!

According to research published by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the demand for STEM professionals is high,and will continue to increase, but the pool of individuals to serve in those positions is at risk if underrepresented populations are not engaged in these fields. Currently, the STEM workforce does not look like America. Underrepresented minorities represented only 10.2 percent of professionals employed in engineering positions in 2010.

Concerned by the wide racial disparities in the engineering industry, Diversity Awareness Partnership and Ameren created the EXPLORE Energy program that focus on connecting students of color to professional mentors and developing important skills to support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce in our region. All sessions are hosted at Ameren’s Headquarters: 1901 Chouteau Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63103

Why should you apply for this program?

  • As a participant in this program, your resume may include that you were a Participant of the EXPLORE Energy Program with Ameren. This is a sure conversation starter when it comes to interviewing for internships during college.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network and seek information about internships and shadowing experiences with Ameren. Years from now, you could follow up with a mentor from the program and you never know where that could lead you!
  • Become exposed to present and future careers within the energy and public utility industry.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Stay tuned for 2017-2018 dates and application!


Contact Jennifer Dunn Stewart, EXPLORE Coordinator
at 314-246-7049 / jdunnstewart@dapstl.org