Radio Interview Explores Utility Internship

Radio Interview Explores Utility Internship

Earlier this year, ACEP’s Heike Merkel spoke about the upcoming 2020 ACEP Utility Student Internship and Microgrid Boot Camp during an interview with KFBX radio host Robert Prince.

During the interview, Merkel spoke about the internship, which takes applications from engineering, computer science and economics students enrolled at any University of Alaska institution.
Last year, eight student interns were paired with utilities and energy entities around the state. Several students continued on projects with ACEP afterward, and one intern gained full-time employment with the internship utility.

This year, students can receive up to four credits during their internships.

Listen to the full 25-minute interview here and learn more about the ACEP Utility Student Internship program here.

Applications are still being accepted for the internship. Apply here. Contact Heike Merkel at


Utility interns participate in a week-long microgrid bootcamp as part of their internship. Photo by Amanda Byrd.