The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) is excited to announce an in-person undergraduate energy research internship program for the summer of 2022. The ACEP Undergraduate Summer Internship (AUSI) is an opportunity for students to gain hands-on research experience and skill development in the energy industry.
Over the summer, students will be mentored by an ACEP faculty member on a specific research project and participate in Arctic energy lectures, field trips, and professional development throughout the summer. Interns will work in-person in Fairbanks for the duration of the internship (University housing is provided).
Please fill out the interest survey to be included on future updates and webinars.
This program was developed by ACEP at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
This program is designed for junior or senior engineering, computer science, math, economics or similar students with a 3.0+ GPA who have an interest in working on an energy research project to benefit Alaskan communities.
January 3: Project summaries will be posted to the application website and application opens. Students will apply to specific projects.
February 14: Application closes. Faculty will begin reviewing applications and conducting interviews as needed.
Mid-March: Offers extended to applicants.
Piloted in the summer of 2019, the ACEP Utility Student Internship program was a collaborative internship program developed by ACEP in partnership with Alaska electrical utilities.
See past projects and interns' work from 2019 - 2021 here. (Note 2022 projects will have a different structure.)
The internship program previously focused on collaboration between the industry (utilities) and the University of Alaska to equip the workforce of the future with field-relevant knowledge and technical experience. However, with Covid-19 mitigations in place, ACEP is excited to offer a summer 2022 program with an energy research focus, in person again.