NREL Graduate/Undergraduate Internship (Year Round)– Chemical Engineering/Fermentation in Golden, Colorado
Graduate/Undergraduate Internship (Year Round)– Chemical Engineering/Fermentation
CO - Golden
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
There is a student internship available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Bioenergy Center, in Golden, Colorado. NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We have an immediate opening for a part-time undergraduate student or graduate intern in Golden, Colorado.
NREL’s National Bioenergy Center is conducting research to improve biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals, particularly on biomass pre-treatment, lignin valorization, chemical catalyst design, and enzymatic hydrolysis assays. The intern will assist in the development and evaluation of different bioconversion systems from biomass to fuels and chemicals. This is an excellent opportunity for a student who desires to obtain relevant laboratory experience in preparation for graduate school or a career in the biofuels or chemical industries.
This internship will primarily focus on setting-up and executing laboratory experiments related to microbial cultivation. This includes preparing growth media and microbial cultures, evaluating cultivation samples with LC analysis. The successful candidate will be assisting researchers working on fermentation towards the production of renewable biofuels and biochemicals. These tasks require the intern to effectively communicate with their mentor and other laboratory members about the expected work, progress toward completing that work, and any issues that arise. This internship will involve extensive time in a laboratory environment, and it is essential for the intern to support a safe and efficient work environment.
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: You will need to upload unofficial transcripts and a letter of recommendation as part of the application process.
An undergraduate/graduate student in molecular biology or related discipline with a desire to work in a laboratory setting and gain experience in biofuels research.
Familiarity with relevant general fermentation and microbiology techniques (cell culture, sterility, sample preparation) is desirable.
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