Graduate and Undergraduate Opportunities
Gain Real Life Experience in Energy
The Alaska Center for Energy and Power is on the cutting edge of applied energy research in Alaska. Since energy solutions are multi-disciplinary in nature, ACEP builds teams across the university system to answer the questions that will drive Alaska’s energy future, providing our students with a big-picture perspective for practical problem solving.
ACEP relies on graduate and undergraduate students to be integral members of the team, working side by side with research faculty and other staff as well as our industry and agency partners.
Our student employees have a unique opportunity to build their skill while solving real problems for Alaska’s communities.
ACEP Summer Students 2009
from right to left
Peter Illig – Geology
Project Work: Geothermal Data Collection for Chena Hot Springs, Manley Hot Springs and the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
Dominique Pride - Resource Economics
Project Work: Collaborating with representatives from the US Air Force to investigate carbon sequestration options.
John Murphy - Mechanical Engineering
Project Work: Battery storage assessment, geothermal data collection, and wind integration analysis.
Jill Maynard and Becky Warren - Resiliency and Adaptation Program Project Work: Partnering with Tanana Chiefs Conference to facilitate the Interior Regional Energy Planning process with Interior villages.
What Are We Looking For?
We welcome students from all relevant disciplines to work on our projects. ACEP will not compromise on the quality of students we invite to join our team. Only highly motivated, bright and curious students with an eagerness to learn, a desire to make a difference and a goal to build real life skills will be considered.
Our future projects will demand students with the following skills, experiences or interests:
- Engineering (electrical, civil, mechanical, etc.)
- Natural Resource Science
- Economics and Policy
- Marketing, Communications and Outreach
- Business Management
Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunities
All opportunities are part-time, temporary positions
ACEP has multiple positions open to assist with various research projects scheduled for the both the fall and spring semesters. Projects include the investigation of biomass and combined heat and power systems, carbon sequestration, river and tidal power systems, wind-diesel hybrid applications and ground source heat pump technology.
Energy Outreach Assistant
Assist ACEP staff in communicating the opportunities and outcomes of our work. This will include website and social networking opportunities and may also include PR and media relations, creation of marketing materials and/or connecting directly with our constituents. This position will also assist with our Rural Energy Conference scheduled for April 2010.
This position will assist with various administrative tasks and learn invaluable office skills. This is an excellent position for a student that would like to build their resume and skill set while receiving an introduction to energy systems and solutions.