NREL Undergraduate/Graduate Internship (Year Round) – Molecular/Biochemistry in Golden, Colorado
Undergraduate/Graduate Internship (Year Round) – Molecular/Biochemistry
CO - Golden
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
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.
This internship will primarily focus on conducting the set-up and execution of laboratory experiments such as microbial cultivation, gene cloning, DNA extraction, protein expression, purification, characterization, and enzymatic assays. This includes preparing growth media, buffer stocks, conducting gel electrophoresis, evaluating microbial fermentation with HPLC analysis and evaluating enzyme activities. The successful candidate will be assisting researchers working on metabolic engineering of microorganisms and enzyme engineering towards the production of renewable biofuels and biochemicals. These tasks require the intern to effectively communicate with their mentor and other laboratory 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.
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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