U.S. citizens: Graduate (Year Round) Intern (Water Power Analyst)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Boulder, CO, United States
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Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Summary

NWTC is looking for a graduate student internship is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) to support water power workforce development, education curricula, and technology cost analysis.

NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We have an opening for year round student with availability for a year long commitment.

The position is part time (10-15 hours per week) during the academic school year and full time (40 hours per week) during the summer months.

This intern will be supporting the water power group, which supports market acceleration for marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies and deployment research for hydropower technologies. We are looking for a highly organized intern with excellent writing and research skills, a desire to study energy workforce needs, and evaluate water power technologies.

Job Duties

This graduate intern will support research, analysis and writing efforts for wind and water power technologies. The primary project includes assessing the hydropower and MHK workforce, advancing waterpower-focused curricula, and understanding waterpower technology costs. This intern may also support other wind and water-power economic impact analysis efforts.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Please Note: You will need to upload unofficial transcripts and a letter of recommendation as part of the application process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Must be a US Citizen or US permanent resident.
    • Minimum 3.25 GPA in the last completed semester.
    • Master’s degree student in energy or environmental policy, economics, engineering, or a related field.
    • Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Interdisciplinary coursework in energy.
    • Engineering background and experience.
    • Works well in groups and individually with moderate supervision and feedback.​
  • Highly valued:
    • Team-oriented, working toward a common goal.
    • Desire to learn more about emerging MHK technologies.
    • Ability to collect data from academia and other stakeholder groups.
    • Passion for renewable energy technology with a specific interest in wind, water power, and solar technologies..

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