Alaska Center for Energy and Power Utility Student Intern Spring/Summer 2020

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF VCR AK Center for Energy&Power
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science

Position Summary:

INTERN OPPORTUNITY - - Intern opportunity - Are you a junior or senior engineering or economics student with a 3.0+ GPA and an interest in working on energy projects to benefit Alaska communities? Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience and are you willing to travel to remote communities? Join UAF's Alaska Center for Energy and Power's new program connecting UA students with utilities and communities across the state.


The Alaska Center for Energy & Power is looking for students with various skills in engineering, computer science, and economics. The intern will assist Alaskan utilities with an assortment of energy-related research, analysis, and special projects. The Intern will be working with energy-related data focused on energy use and consumption, design of energy systems, the performance of new technologies, economic analysis of proposed projects and various other research-related tasks.

The program requires enrollment in an energy lecture series in the Spring 2020 and the attendance of a 5-day Microgrid Boot Camp in Fairbanks the week prior to commencement of the internship (May 11 – 15). The internship dates with the utilities are May 18 – Aug 7 (12 weeks).

During the academic year, this position will be for 4 hours per pay period. During the summer, this position will be full-time for 80 hours per pay period.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


  • Demonstrated proficiency in the operation of personal computers (Microsoft Word and Excel required; databases preferred).
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions and questions, and handle multiple tasks using independent judgment.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous, and pleasant manner.


Must be a junior or senior UAF engineering student with a 3.0+ GPA and have an interest in working on renewable energy projects.


Current enrollment in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or economics program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, your transcripts and one letter of reference with your application.  The initial review of this posting will start on 11/15/2019. This posting will be closed once it is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498. Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at

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UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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