Get Involved

The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) has many opportunities for students to get involved in campus-wide projects. Being on a HEIF team, participating in committee meetings and suggesting campus energy efficiency projects allows students to network with staff and factulty and gain invaluable experience. For more information click the links to the right. Come join our team!

Apply for a Student Position

The HEIF has two standing student teams that typically work for a full academic year; the Building Standards Team and the Energy Analysis Team. In addition, the HEIF hires students to work on Development Teams. The length of time on the development teams is dependent on the project the students are hired to develop, duration of the position could be a semester or a full academic year. Positions and dates for open applications are advertised on the webpage and at tabling events. If you have any questions about whether or not we are currently hiring, please email  

To Apply: Submit the following as PDF files to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Current schedule (must have at least 6 units of coursework)

Submit an Idea Paper

The HEIF is a student driven organization. Students come up with the ideas, and students develop and manage the ideas. If you’re interested in contributing an idea on campus, writing an idea paper is the way to do it!

Click here for printable version of the Idea Paper Guidelines! When you're ready (and before any deadline) email your paper to The HEIF committee will review all ideas and your project could be implemented permanently on Humboldt State campus. 

Become a Committee Member

As part of the HEIF committee, students gain the opportunity to familiarize themselves with sustainable campus projects. You will be offered the chance to contribute to discussions and decisions, give feedback on student presentations and ideas and take on leadership roles as they become available.  

You will need to complete the following steps to become a student voting member:

  • Fill out application of interest with the AS council office in the University Center
  • Schedule an interview with the President of the AS council
  • Attend the council meeting following your interview to gain council approval
  • Once approved by the council, you can attend meetings and start voting on HEIF decisions