NREL Graphical User Interface Development Graduate Intern in Golden, Colorado
Graphical User Interface Development Graduate Intern
CO - Golden
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
The summer intern will join a team of researchers in NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC; www.nrel.gov/analysis ) 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.)
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.
The ideal candidate would possess the following preferred qualification:
· Familiarity with MySQL
· Familiarity with biofuels and biomass feedstock production
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