The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the primary U.S. laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. NREL serves as a core team member of the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium, an expert-and-practitioner-driven global initiative engaging key power system operators around the world to accelerate the clean energy transition. In collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the G-PST recently launched a program called Women in Power System Transformation that focuses on supporting women and broader gender diversity and equity in the power sector.
Graduate interns will join a team of researchers in NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Directorate who are engaged with power system modeling, analysis and deployment activities globally. Graduate interns will also be part of a training to build leadership skills and enable agency-based empowerment to support successful outcomes in power sector careers. The successful candidate will work closely with NREL staff on analysis and deployment activities particularly around power system operation; collaborate with fellow G-PST interns; and support opportunities to bring analysis, research, and knowledge back to institutions and organizations in developing countries.
Key activities may include: conducting a survey of system operators around the world to learn about their needs and interests related to advanced high variable renewable energy power systems, use of key analytic tools and data such as PSS/E, PSLF, PSCAD, and Power Factory to support power system modeling, and collaboration with developing country system operators to support application of advanced power system operational and engineering solutions.
Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree 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.
The ideal candidate would possess at least some of the following preferred qualifications:
- Demonstrated strong interest in gender equity and diversity issues
- In-depth knowledge of power sector planning and operations of a USAID partner country, and preferred experience living in the country
- Experience with data analysis
- Technical presentation and writing skills
- Basic knowledge of power system engineering, economics, and operations (transmission and distribution power flow modeling, power system dynamics modeling)
- Basic knowledge of power electronics – modeling, design, and build experimentation
- Programming in Python, Julia, or R
- Knowledge of electricity industry organization and structure
- Knowledge of GSI on-line tools: ESRI AcrGIS (https://www.arcgis.com/index.html)
To apply to the Women in Power System Transformation internship posting, please visit: https://nrel.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/NREL/job/Golden-CO/Women-in-Power-System-Transformation---Graduate-Summer-Intern_R8253.