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Job Description

The Complex Systems Simulation and Optimization Group in the NREL Computational Science Center is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) summer intern in applied mathematics. Emphasis is placed on solving problems in stochastic optimization, uncertainty quantification, and machine learning. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated researcher with a strong technical background and an interest in the mission of NREL.

The intern will collaborate with NREL staff and researchers to develop numerical methods, optimization and machine learning algorithms, and software in support of the effective use of high performance computing (HPC) systems. This work will enable NREL and its collaborators to fully utilize NREL's HPC system, Peregrine, for research and development paramount to addressing national goals for utilization of renewable energy. Additionally, the intern is expected to help author, present, and assist in the preparation of technical papers, reports, and conference proceedings on topics related to applied math algorithms and its applications to energy systems research.


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.


Preferred Qualifications

­­­­Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with a background (e.g. coursework, research, internships) in machine learning, uncertainty quantification, or stochastic optimization.


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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