Graduate Research Assistantship Available
Electric Vehicles in the Arctic

University of Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Schmidt
Email: jischmidt [at]

The University of Alaska (UA) and the Institute of Social and Economic Research invite applications for a graduate research assistantship to study electric vehicles (EVs) in the Arctic. This two-year assistantship will be located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Electric Vehicles in the Arctic (EVITA) brings together researchers, tribal community partners, electric utilities, and vocational programs in Kotzebue and Galena, Alaska to understand how EVs can be integrated in remote Arctic communities to improve resilience and promote energy justice.

An ideal candidate would enroll in a Masters of public policy (MPP) at the University of Alaska Anchorage and have a passion for community- driven research. Other graduate programs may be acceptable. The successful candidate would participate in workshops, surveys, and interviews. The goal is to increase the understanding of vehicle use, determine the feasibility of EVs, and identify policies that might help facilitate the integration of EVs. Applicants should have an interest in qualitative and quantitative skills, be located in Anchorage, Alaska for the two years of the research assistantship, and be willing to travel.

This is a two-year research assistantship position and includes tuition, medical coverage, and an hourly pay. The position will work 20 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours per week during the summer.

For more information and to apply, contact:
Jennifer Schmidt
Email: jischmidt [at]