NREL Graphical User Interface Development Graduate Intern in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Graphical User Interface Development Graduate Intern



CO - Golden


Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

The summer intern will join a team of researchers in NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC; ) who perform modeling and analysis around biofuel sustainability, economics and technical viability. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for developing a front-end graphical user interface (GUI) for Feedstock Production Emissions to Air Model (FPEAM), a model written in Python that quantifies criteria air pollutants produced in biomass feedstock supply chains. FPEAM is scheduled for public release as an open-source model in September 2019, and completion of a functional, intuitive and user-friendly GUI is one prerequisite for releasing the model. Specific research tasks may include:

· Background research on GUI development and design best practices

· Working closely with current FPEAM developers to understand and implement GUI requirements and specifications

· Working independently to develop, document and test the GUI

· Communicating progress and results to developers and non-developers

Desired Education, Experience and Skills

· Extensive programming experience in Python; real-world experience is a plus

· Experience in front-end software development

· Degrees/backgrounds of particular interest: computer science, data science, engineering (B.S. and/or M.S.)


Basic Qualifications

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.


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate would possess the following preferred qualification:

· Familiarity with MySQL

· Familiarity with biofuels and biomass feedstock production


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