Utility Student Internship

Utility Student Internship 2019


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.

Utility Summer Interns 2019

    • Grace Bolt
    • Major: Electrical Engineering (Power Generation) -- UAF
    • Utility: Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) (Palmer)
    • Find out more about Grace Bolt's projects.
    • Liam Cassell
    • Major: Electrical Engineering (Digital & Power Electronics) -- UAF
    • Utility: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) (Anchorage, AVEC villages)
    • Find out more about Liam Cassell's projects.
    • David Chamberlain
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAA
    • Utility: Alaska Power and Telephone (AP&T) (Anchorage, Prince of Wales Island)
    • Find out more about David Chamberlain's projects.
    • Mitchell Hedrik
    • Major: Electrical Engineering (Power, Control), Mathematics (Minor) -- UAF
    • Utility: Chugach Electric Association (CEA) (Anchorage)
    • Find out more about Mitchell Hedrik's projects.
    • Chong Her
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAA
    • Utility: 60Hertz Microgrids (Anchorage, AVEC villages)
    • Find out more about Chong Her's projects.
    • Kurt Nunn
    • Major: Computer & Electrical Engineering -- UAF
    • Utility: Cordova Electric Cooperative (Cordova)
    • Find out more about Kurt Nunn's projects.
    • Zachary Pinkley
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAF
    • Utility: Sustainable Energy for Galena Alaska (SEGA) (Galena)
    • Find out more about Zachary Pinkley's projects.
    • Arianna Sosnowski
    • Major: Civil Engineering -- UAA
    • Utility: City of Buckland (Buckland)
    • Find out more about Arianna Sosnowski's projects.