NREL Internship (Summer) - Industrial Hygiene in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Internship (Summer) - Industrial Hygiene

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

Job Summary

This internship will primarily focus on conducting baseline industrial hygiene surveys and performing industrial hygiene sampling as identified in company sampling plan. Also the internship could include the following industrial hygiene/safety activities:

  • Completion of safety-related corrective actions identified in assessments or readiness verification

  • Inspections of iSafe fall protection equipment, hoisting and rigging gear, and ladders

  • Monitoring for heat stress and noise

  • Data entry of industrial hygiene information

  • Ergonomic evaluations

  • Participation in a HAZOP

  • Safety assessments on specific research projects

  • Development of equipment specific lockout procedures

These tasks require the intern to effectively communicate with their mentor and other EHS 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.

Please Note:

Be sure to attach your current transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) on the "Submit Attachments" Page during the application process in order for your GPA and student status to be verified.

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

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Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industrial Hygiene, Safety, or Environmental Health majors

  • Understanding of industrial hygiene sampling methods

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Can be flexible moving from one project to the next

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, computer and organizational skills

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

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