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Graduate Summer Intern – Stability Analysis and Monitoring of Power Systems with High Levels of Inverter - Based Resources

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


💻 Remote
🤑 $42.7K - $68.3K

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  • You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in or have graduated from a relevant degree program, have experience with power system modeling, inverter-based resources, and signal processing, proficiency in programming languages, and excellent communication skills.
  • You will analyze power system stability in high IBR scenarios, perform simulations, develop monitoring tools, collaborate with researchers, and work independently on stability analysis tasks.

Off-cycle Internship

Software EngineeringGolden


  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.From day one at NREL, you’ll connect with coworkers driven by the same mission to save the planet. By joining an organization that values a supportive, inclusive, and flexible work environment, you’ll have the opportunity to engage through our ten employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.
  • NREL supports inclusive, diverse, and unbiased hiring practices that promote creativity and innovation. By collaborating with organizations that focus on diverse talent pools, reaching out to underrepresented demographics, and providing an inclusive application and interview process, our Talent Acquisition team aims to hear all voices equally. We strive to attract a highly diverse workforce and create a culture where every employee feels welcomed and respected and they can be their authentic selves.


  • 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. Candidates who have earned a degree may work for a period not to exceed 12 months. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Additional Required Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled graduate students in power engineering, electrical engineering, or other relevant areas (Ph.D. students would be preferred).
  • Solid background in power system modeling and monitoring.
  • Experience in signal processing.
  • Experience in inverter-based resources in power systems.
  • Proficiency in programming language (e.g., Python, C/C++)
  • Being self-motivated, having creative problem-solving skills, and respecting project timelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in RSCAD, PSCAD, MATLAB/Simulink, or other EMT simulation tools.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • The Grid Automation and Control Group at NREL is looking for a full-time (40 hours per week) graduate intern. The successful candidate will work with NREL researchers on analyzing stability and developing stability monitoring methods for power systems with high levels of inverter-based resources (IBR).
  • The intern will perform power system electromagnetic transient simulations for different IBR scenarios, and conduct analysis of the system with respect to its inertia, possible oscillations, and stability margin. Additionally, the intern will also help develop new stability monitoring algorithms and tools for inertia estimation, oscillation source identification, as well as PMU-based stability margin analysis.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in power system stability analysis and simulation. Prior research experience in IBRs is preferred. It is expected that the intern should be able to conduct research work independently and collaborate with the project PI and other team members.

Application process

  • 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.


Work type

Full time

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42700 - 68300 USD