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Student Internship (Summer Internship) - PV reliability

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Company Name NREL
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Directory Entry : The National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL - is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
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Student Internship (Summer Internship) - PV reliability
Golden, CO
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.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) has an immediate opening for a part-time undergraduate student in Golden, Colorado to assist with laboratory work studying durability of photovoltaic packaging materials. This is an excellent opportunity for a student who desires to obtain relevant laboratory experience in preparation for graduate school or a career in industry.
• Assist in the synthesis and aging of encapsulation samples using polymeric materials such as silicone, PMMA, and EVA.
• Assist in the characterization and subsequent analysis of samples, studying the delamination (also including optical transmittance and chemical characteristics).
• Record, analyze, and summarize results using Excel spreadsheets or other software packages.
• Communicate effectively with mentor about the expected work, progress toward completing that work, and any issues in completing the work as planned.
• Be trained in laboratory safety procedures and follow these consistently
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:
Be sure to attach your current transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) on the "Submit Attachments" Page during the application process in order for your GPA and student status to be verified.
Ability to conduct laboratory experiments, sometimes with minimal supervision, with the utmost regard to safety is required. Knowledge or experience related to mechanics of materials, material science, and polymers is desirable but not required. Familiarity with relevant synthesis, spectroscopy (UV/Vis/IR spectroscopic measurement), and mechanical testing (loadframe) is desirable but not required.
• Laboratory work experience
• Aptitude for technical problem solving
• Computer skills for logging and organizing large data sets
• Teamwork and ability to communicate within the team
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NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please see www.nrel.gov/careers/employment-policies.html.
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