#NDSUintern Spotlight: Munkaila Lambongang

Major: Agribusiness and Applied Economics – Company: Energy and Environment Research Center (EERC) – Location of Internship: Grand Forks, ND – Internship Title: Energy Hawk Researcher

  • Why did you choose the company that you work for?
    • I chose this company because I have an interest in Energy Economics.
  • What were some of the requirements for your internship?
    • The internship is focused on adding value to North Dakota’s energy industry through a broad range of concepts. Research, interviews, and extensive travel in North Dakota to know the opportunities and challenges of the energy industry in order to develop initiatives for further research.
  • What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
    • My favorite part was meeting with the stakeholders and policy makers in North Dakota energy sector

  • What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles? 
    • The biggest learning curve was having limited knowledge of engineering. But I am coping through extensive research.
  • How did you find your internship?
    • Through a Department Professor
  • Why was it beneficial for you to register for credit(s) through the Internship Program offered through the Career and Advising Center?
    • It shows the importance of the internship opportunity
  • What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying for an internship?
    •  Internships provide you with the opportunity to learn under experts in your field of research. I am learning a lot as an intern in Energy and Environment Research Center at UND and advise that future students take the opportunity to participate in internship programs when they get the chance to do so.

By Rachana Wright
Rachana Wright Graduate Assistant - Internship Program