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Electric Power Research Institute Student Program

Experience Research & Development with the Electric Power Research Institute Student Program

The Electric Power Research Institute Student Program offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students the opportunity to participate in some of the world’s leading research and development focused on the electricity industry.

Apply your education and skills in research, analysis and business to help shape the future of electricity at one of the world’s most respected research institutes. EPRI provides a collaborative work environment with industry and technology leaders. We bring together multi-discipline teams with diverse backgrounds in academia, industry, and research organizations.

EPRI’s Student Program offers a flexible schedule, which may be full-time for a few months or part-time while you are going to school.

Are you a leader and a problem solver?

Candidates for EPRI’s Student Program are:

  • Pursuing Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree with relevant course work in
    science, engineering, and/or business;
  • Maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better;
  • Demonstrating leadership and technical aptitude through academic,
    extracurricular, employment or internship experience.

EPRI is working to solve problems and provide technological leadership for the
electricity industry—addressing crucial issues such as energy efficiency, global
warming, and energy sustainability. EPRI seeks students who are problem solvers
and leaders to join us in keeping electricity safe, affordable, and reliable while
reducing the environmental impacts of electricity generation, delivery, and use. Your
work at EPRI can help protect the environment and provide affordable energy to the
world’s people. With EPRI you can have the opportunity to learn from—and be
mentored by—industry and technology leaders.

Real work experience

EPRI’s research and development position is unique, covering the broad arena between basic R&D and the commercial deployment of technology. EPRI’s collaborative approach takes our work from the laboratory to the power plant. As a student with EPRI you can:

  • Help provide “real world” solutions
  • Participate in conducting studies, preparing reports, and recording progress
  • Learn and apply principles, concepts and practices of R&D, business, accounting, marketing, legal, or other fields of study.

How to apply:

If you think EPRI’s Student Program offers the right opportunity for
you, please go to the Careers section on our web site,, find the Student Program job posting, and submit
your résumé. Our recruiters are continually looking for candidates,
and you will be contacted if your qualifications match any position
for which we are recruiting.

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.
An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies. EPRI’s members represent approximately 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to more than 30 countries. EPRI’s principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.

Together…Shaping the Future of Electricity

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