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NREL Undergraduate Intern (year-round) - Chemical Engineering in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Undergraduate Intern (year-round) - Chemical Engineering

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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

A full-time undergraduate or post-undergraduate student internship is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Bioenergy Center, in Golden, Colorado. NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. This opening starts August 1.

NREL’s National Bioenergy Center is conducting research to improve biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals, particularly on biomass pretreatment, lignin valorization, separations science, and chemical catalyst design. The intern will assist scientific staff in the development and execution of laboratory experiments. This is an excellent opportunity for a student who desires relevant laboratory experience in preparation for graduate school or a career in the biofuels or chemical industries.

The ideal candidate will be detail- and safety-oriented, a fast learner, and have the ability to follow established experimental protocols. The ability to conduct laboratory experiments, sometimes with minimal supervision, with the utmost regard to safety is required. General laboratory experience and analytical, organic, or bio chemistry is helpful.

Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline.

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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

Experience with operating batch and flow reactors, distillation, wet chemistry techniques and analytical equipment, such as GC and LC, is preferred.

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