NREL Internship (Summer) HPC Data Center Operations in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Internship (Summer) HPC Data Center Operations



CO - Golden


Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

The HPC Systems & Operations Group in the Computational Science Center (CSC) is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) summer intern. The intern will work with HPC (high performance computing) operations staff on a variety of projects involving NREL's HPC data center. This data center was designed to be one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world. Using best-in-class technologies, the data center serves as a showcase facility for demonstrating data center energy efficiency. Projects will involve (re)design, reconfiguration, monitoring, optimization, installation and tracking of IT/HPC equipment.

Must have experience or be willing to learn how to read mechanical and electrical construction drawings. CAD experience a plus. The intern must also have good experience with hand tools (drills, etc.) and be willing to physically work with data center hardware. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required. All work will require adherence to NREL’s Safety Program.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

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: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with strong interest in data center energy efficiency. Previous data center work experience would be highly advantageous.


Basic Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor's Degree or equivalent relevant education/experience. Limited use and/or application of basic principles, theories and concepts in specific field. Limited knowledge of related IS practices and standards. Good analytical and problem solving skills. Good written and verbal communication skills. Basic programming and/or maintenance ability with various computer software programs and information systems.


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications


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