NREL Internship (Year Round) - Algae Biotechnology in Golden, Colorado
Internship (Year Round) - Algae Biotechnology
CO - Golden
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is looking for a year-round intern to join our 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.
The team is looking for a successful candidate with a specialization in Bioenergy and Algae Biotechnology. The intern will assist in the cultivation of algae, the fractionation of algal biomass, as well as pretreatment, extraction, and conversion of algal biomass components to fuels and chemicals.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Help where needed with the analytical chemistry and biochemistry of samples
Keep notes and organize sample data
Support cultivation and physiological growth experiments in collaboration with researchers and technical staff
Stringently follow safety guidelines
Report findings to mentor and/or supervisor
Since the intern will assist with a range of different projects, a strong organization background is needed
Excellent communication skills
Willingness to perform routine tasks to support research staff
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
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.
Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.
Familiarity with algal cultivation methods and biofuel production processes
Ability to independently conduct laboratory experiments, as well as work as part of a larger research team
Experience with laboratory work
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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.