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NREL Renewable Integration Analysis Intern in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Renewable Integration Analysis Intern



CO - Golden


Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

A graduate student internship position is available within the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Economics and Forecasting group in our Golden, Colorado office. The immediate opening is to assist NREL staff in performing data collection, analysis, and visualization on renewable energy grid integration.

The position is for a full-time or part-time internship beginning as soon as possible and continuing through the end of the summer. The successful candidate will participate on a broad range of technology, engineering, market and policy analyses and help provide data-driven insights on renewable integration. Specifically, the successful candidate would join a group of researchers studying the current status, challenges and potential pathways of achieving high penetration renewable futures. Duties may include collecting and processing data from different electricity markets and/or utilities, summarizing and visualizing the current trends and challenges on multiple aspects of renewable integration, and preparing analysis results for publication.

Job duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Collecting, compiling, analyzing, and visualizing of the electric system market and policy data in the U.S.

  • Collaborate with senior staff to summarize data-driven insights in renewable energy grid integration from engineering, market and policy perspectives

  • Preparing analysis results for presentation and technical reports

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Background in power systems, energy economics, policy analysis, or engineering

  • Experience with data analysis and visualization in R; experience with power system modeling and optimization is a plus

  • Basic knowledge on U.S. electricity markets, investor-owned utilities, power system operations and renewable-related policies

  • Experience with analyzing electricity markets data

  • Proficiency with R and Python


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


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