NREL Graduate Internship (Year-Round) Electrical Engineering Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Systems in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Graduate Internship (Year-Round) Electrical Engineering Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Systems

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Summary

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder, and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals. This intern will work with researchers to assist in the completion of development projects in hydrogen production and delivery infrastructure within the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center.

The key duties of this position may include:

  • Update grid simulation software to utilize power hardware in the loop for dynamic electrolyzer experiments integrated with the grid

  • Mine performance data (simulation and experimental) to support analysis to quantify benefits of electrolyzers as controllable loads and optimization of size, count, and locations

Desired Qualifications

  • Laboratory research experience or grid simulation experience

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical process & instrumentation diagrams

Seeking intern who can work a minimum of 10-15 hours during the school year and full-time (40 hours) during the summer and holiday breaks.

Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Please Note: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.

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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: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.

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Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in related field

  • Power simulation software (e.g., RSCAD)

  • Knowledge of grid stability and renewable generation technologies

  • Knowledge of hydrogen systems

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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