Radio interview explores utility internship

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

Heike Merkel, operations manager for the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, spoke about the upcoming 2020 ACEP utility student internship and microgrid boot camp during an interview with journalism associate professor and 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.

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

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