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Graduate Research Assistantship

The CAES Energy Policy Institute is hiring Graduate Research Assistants for upcoming semesters.

The CAES Energy Policy Institute is a nonpartisan and evidence-based research and advising center that specializes in bridging engineering and economic understanding of energy with applied, social and technical analysis. Among our activities, we host Power Talks, advise, convene meetings/briefings and conduct research.  Student researchers are sought to support a range of research projects, such as ones on critical infrastructure, energy hubs and jobs, energy-water systems, emerging markets, wildfires and the grid, etc.


Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

We’re seeking applicants with a strong interest in energy and sustainability, demonstrated ability to collect and analyze academic and/or industry information, and flexibility as a team player. Students with strengths, particularly in writing, literature reviews and qualitative methods, are invited to apply. We encourage applicants from all graduate programs and disciplines to consider this opportunity, including: the School of Public Service, Engineering and Computer Science, Business and Economics, Innovation and Design, and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, or Health.

EPI Graduate Research Assistantship

The EPI Graduate Research Assistantship benefits package provides a competitive stipend, tuition, health insurance, and student fees for the fall or spring semester, with the possibility for renewal. In return, the appointment requires a 20-hour per week commitment for research activities during the given semester. Students holding this position must be admitted to the Boise State University Graduate College and also be fully admitted to their degree program, carrying at least 5 graduate credit hours during the semester (international students must carry 9 credits).

Application Materials

Please email the following to One PDF including all four documents is preferred.

  1. cover letter
  2. resume
  3. writing sample
  4. recent transcript (unofficial acceptable)

The cover letter should include:

  • What graduate program you are in and when you expect to graduate,
  • Your research experience, plus interest and/or experience in energy and/or sustainability,
  • Why you are interested in working at EPI,
  • If you plan to work in another position at the same time on campus or elsewhere,
  • Are you interested in fall, spring or both,
  • Are you interested in an hourly position or a full GRA package or are open to either?

To Apply or for Further Information

Email your applicant materials to If you have questions, contact Cassie Koerner,