The ACEP Utility Student Internship program was spearheaded in 2019. ACEP and 9 participating utilities selected a total of 9 students from the applicant pool. Each of the student interns had direct ties to Alaska, with the majority being enrolled at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks. The students were mechanical, electrical and civil engineering majors. As part of their preparatory work, the students attended a weekly lecture series with speakers from the utilities and ACEP during the spring semester. Immediately preceding the internship, the students attended a 5-day Microgrid Boot Camp in Fairbanks which focused specifically on the resources, technologies and operations of Alaska’s wide range of microgrid energy systems.