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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Undergraduate Engineering or Physical Science Internship - Hydrogen Production, Power, and Storage in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Undergraduate Engineering or Physical Science Internship - Hydrogen Production, Power, and Storage



CO - Golden


Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

NREL's Hydrogen Production, Power, and Storage team is looking for an undergraduate intern enrolled in an engineering or science fields to support the team in hydrogen infrastructure developments. The primary role of the position is expected to be in data management and analysis and this positions is eligible to be completed remotely. The team is seeking support for the compilation of historical (5-year) project data and consolidation of the data into a single database that is easy to reference programmatically through generated scripts and common programming language(s) such as Matlab and Python. In addition, the position will also collect and compile national scale weather data and other information to support the identification of new hydrogen station designs, quantify regional impacts on energy use for stations, and explore approaches based on local or regional knowledge. Finally, the position will work with staff engineers to support the development of hydrogen infrastructure siting scenarios by leveraging the team's knowledge of medium- and heavy-duty hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The scenarios will explore station footprint, capability, and logistics around fuel deliveries. Scenarios will include a number of delivery technologies including gaseous tube trailer, liquid hydrogen transport, and pipeline. Internal NREL models will be leveraged to evaluate station performance and cost across all scenarios. An ideal candidate is someone who is excited about hydrogen technologies and has some experience in data management, analysis, and/or computer programming. The position will allow for a flexible work schedule with variable hours throughout the summer and school semesters, with the expectation that a minimum number of agreed upon hours are met on a weekly basis.


Basic Qualifications

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree 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 official or unofficial school transcripts as part of the application process.

•If selected for position, a letter of recommendation will be required as part of the hiring process.


Additional Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications


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