Utility Student Internship

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Why is the ACEP Utility Internship a good opportunity?

As an intern, you will be partnered with one of Alaska's utilities for a 12-week summer assignment. You can anticipate to work with technical staff and field personnel on assignments that could include effective system management, asset deployment and integration, equipment performance analysis, and stakeholder consultation. 

You will also be partnered with an ACEP team member who will help you prepare for your internship and consult with you (and your host utility) throughout the internship period.

What requirements are needed for this internship?

You must be a junior or senior engineering, computer science, math, economics or similar student with a 3.0+ GPA and have an interest in working on energy projects to benefit Alaskan communities.

You must be able to attend and successfully complete a spring lecture series and a 5-day Microgrid Boot Camp in addition to the 12-week summer internship.

Timetable of the internship

Lecture series: Jan 12 - May 1, 2020 (1CR)

Microgrid Boot Camp: May 11 - 15, 2020 (1CR)

Summer Internship: May 18 - Aug 7, 2020 (12 weeks - 2CR)

The internship starts with preparatory work during the spring semester. A weekly lecture series with speakers from the utilities and ACEP are intended to prepare your for your assignment during the summer.

You will also attend a 5-day Microgrid Boot Camp in Fairbanks that focuses specifically on the resources, technologies and operations of Alaska’s wide range of microgrid energy systems.

Where and when can I apply?

The application period for Summer 2020 runs through the end of the calendar year. Applications reviews start November 18, 2019.

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