ACEP Undergraduate Summer Internship

2023 ACEP Summer Internship Program

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) Summer Internship is an opportunity for students to gain hands-on research experience and skill development in the energy industry.

Over the summer, each student will be mentored by an ACEP researcher on a specific 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 application updates.

This program was developed by the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


What requirements are needed for this internship?

This program is designed for undergraduate and Spring 2023 graduating seniors who have an interest in working on an energy research project to benefit Alaskan communities. We are seeking students from a variety of disciplines including electrical or mechanical engineering, computer science, rural development, communication, and journalism.

The ACEP Summer Internship Program is committed to building a diverse cohort of student interns who represent a variety of experiences and knowledge bases. We strongly encourage students with lived experience in Alaska to apply. 

If you are unsure if you qualify for this program, but you see a project that interests you, we encourage you to apply! Please contact Annalise Klein ( with specific questions.


2023 Applications & Timeline

December 5, 2022: Project summaries will be posted to the application website and application opens. Students will apply to specific projects.

January 13, 2023: Application rolling deadline. Faculty will begin first round of application review and conduct interviews.

Mid-February, 2023: Offers extended to applicants.

Previous Years

The 2022 ACEP Undergraduate Summer Internship transitioned to Fairbanks-based 10 week research projects with a 1:1 faculty mentor. See past projects and interns’ work here.

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