Student Summer Internships
ACEP Utility Student Internships 2019

The ACEP Utility Student Internship program was spearheaded in 2019. ACEP and 9 participating utilities selected a total of 9 students from the applicant pool. Each of the student interns had direct ties to Alaska, with the majority being enrolled at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks. The students were mechanical, electrical and civil engineering majors. As part of their preparatory work, the students attended a weekly lecture series with speakers from the utilities and ACEP during the spring semester. Immediately preceding the internship, the students attended a 5-day Microgrid Boot Camp in Fairbanks which focused specifically on the resources, technologies and operations of Alaska’s wide range of microgrid energy systems.

For more information, please contact Heike Merkel at

Grace Bolt

Major: Electrical Engineering (Power Generation) -- UAF

Utility: Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) (Palmer)


David Chamberlain

Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAA

Utility: Alaska Power and Telephone (AP&T) (Anchorage, Prince of Wales Island)


Chong Her

Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAA

Utility: 60Hertz Microgrids (Anchorage, AVEC villages)


Travis Oen

Major: Electrical Engineering -- UAF

Utility: Alaska Electric Light and Power (AEL&P) (Juneau)


Arianna Sosnowski

Major: Civil Engineering -- UAA

Utility: City of Buckland(Buckland)


Liam Cassell

Major: Electrical Engineering (Digital & Power Electronics) -- UAF

Utility: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC)(Anchorage, AVEC villages)


Mitchell Hedrik

Major: Electrical Engineering (Power, Control), Mathematics (Minor) -- UAF

Utility: Chugach Electric Association (CEA)(Anchorage)


Kurt Nunn

Major: Computer & Electrical Engineering -- UAF

Utility: Cordova Electric Cooperative(Cordova)


Zachary Pinkley

Major: Mechanical Engineering -- UAF

Utility: Sustainable Energy for Galena Alaska (SEGA)(Galena)