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Graduate Internship-(Year Round) Geospatial Data
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Job Description

Posting Title

Graduate Internship-(Year Round) Geospatial Data



CO - Golden


Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

The Geospatial Data Science team in NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center has an immediate opening for a Geospatial Data Science intern to support a cross-disciplinary research project in analysis and visualization of spatial and temporal data to help solve real-world energy system design problems. This position will focus on supporting a variety of staff with data manipulation, geospatial coding and analysis for a variety of clients both within NREL and external to the laboratory. The successful candidate will help to develop data and support analysis to solve problems that are inherently spatiotemporal in resource availability, energy distribution networks, and energy demand scenarios. Duties will include:

* Manipulating multiple data sources, models, and software tools with scientific and engineering workflows for decision support and data analysis. These workflows may include the use of distributed computing and utilization of both cloud and high-performance parallel computing (HPC) resources.
* Programming and scripting in Python and/or Javascript.
* Basic cartography and information design, under the guidance of senior cartographers.
* Supporting to the geospatial application development team through basic web development and data processing.

The NREL Geospatial Data Science team (www.nrel.gov/gis) is the pre-eminent geospatial team working in renewable energy research today. Our cutting-edge research supports diverse programs across NREL and beyond and is advancing renewable energy solutions at local to global scale. Join our team as we develop the science placing renewable energy on the map.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Pursuing or recently completed a Bachelor's degree in Geography/GIS, Computer/Data Science or a related field
* Critical thinking skills; analytic and research skills; written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to work within a dynamically evolving digital environment as a member of collaborative and often-dispersed team
* Proficiency and experience with geospatial analysis and modeling techniques using open-source tools is preferred; ESRI-based analysis skills are not required nor preferred.
* Strong programming skills in Python and/or Javascript is preferred.


Basic QualificationsMust 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.


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications Include:

Programming experience in Python.

Knowledge of Postgres/PostGIS.


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.


EEO Policy

NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans.

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About NREL

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by Midwest Research Institute and Battelle.

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