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R9859 Post-Undergraduate/Graduate (Year-Long) Intern - Power System Modeling & Analysis

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Job Description

A post-undergraduate or graduate student internship position is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Capacity Expansion and Electricity Modeling (CEEM) group. NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
We have an internship opening for a graduating undergraduate or a currently enrolled graduate student. This work can be completed remotely, with a preference for an onsite presence. The position is targeting a full-time intern who can commit to a 6-12 month internship with CEEM to perform modeling and analysis of the bulk power system, including interactions among technologies, markets, and policies.
The job role will primarily support development and application of the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model to address a variety of research needs and questions, including the development of a more spatially-flexible model framework, input data development and analysis, and assessing the impact of decarbonization policies on system buildout. The intern will likely be involved with model and script development, data collection and validation, and post-processing and visualization. Based on performance, this position allows for participation in other NREL model development activities.
Please note that applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

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

  • Experience with power system planning and optimization models
  • Demonstrated ability to develop models and data processing scripts in a team environment
  • Knowledge of data visualization techniques
  • Ability to process, summarize, and efficiently manipulate large datasets