Students are an integral part of our Institute. We are always interested in working with inspired undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in energy. Working at the EEI, students have the opportunity to conduct research, publish academic work, and contribute to important and relevant projects that are advancing the energy sector in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable way. Current opportunities for students to get involved include:

Energy Career Fair

Each January, we host an Energy Career Fair in partnership with the UC Davis Internship and Career Center. This Fair, provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate UC Davis students to connect with representatives from energy-related companies in the government, private, and non-profit sectors.

UC Davis Student Energy Chapter

Building a community of student energy leaders to share cross-disciplinary knowledge about the energy system and take action to accelerate the transition to a resilient, decarbonized, and equitable energy future.


If you are a student interested in energy and energy efficiency, please ask us about internship opportunities in our office. We often have internships available in a range of areas, including research, outreach, and project management. Internships are valuable opportunities to:

  • Gain valuable work experience before you graduate;
  • Develop new skills and refine others;
  • Apply knowledge gained from coursework to on-the-job situations;
  • Test out your career interests;
  • Meet and work with professionals; and
  • Establish contacts for letters of reference and networking.

Also, please visit the UC Davis Internship and Career Center where you can access Handshake, an online platform where UC Davis students can search for jobs and internships.