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Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is offering a limited number of graduate student internship opportunities through its ESI Graduate Student Development Program. This program is designed to stimulate interest in interdisciplinary energy systems studies by enabling selected students to carry out research and development projects from a broad range of ESI disciplines. Selected applicants will become part of a small of cohort of students who will gain exposure to the breadth of ESI topics and work on a project that will contribute to the development of new capabilities at the NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), located in Golden, Colorado.

The ESI Graduate Student Development Program will take place over period of 8 weeks, from June 19 to August 11, 2017. Participants will be compensated for their time and gain experience working in one of the Nation’s premier research laboratories.

The ESI Graduate Student Development Program is open to students currently attending an accredited graduate or PhD program in Earth, physical or biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering disciplines. To be considered, applicants must have completed at least one year of a graduate study with a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average.


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



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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About National Renewable Energy Laboratory

At NREL, we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.