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🚀 Internship

Intern - Safety Methods Engineer

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29d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • The candidate must have a background in mechanical or nuclear engineering, with experience or interest in computational model development, research, and writing. They should also possess qualities such as integrity, open communication, respect, and a desire to foster teamwork.
  • The intern will be responsible for conducting literature reviews, developing and updating models, performing benchmarking and sensitivity analysis, conducting validation experiments, and writing summary reports.

Off-cycle Internship



  • TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes. TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.
  • The Safety Methods Engineer Intern will be part of the growing team supporting the design and licensing of the demonstration reactor. 
  • The role of this Safety Methods Engineer Intern is to support computer code validation and benchmark using experimental data. Knowledge and experience to the nuclear system computer code (e.g., SAS4A/SASSYS-1, RELAP5, MELCOR), integral effect test (IET), or Separate Effect Test (SET), is a plus but is not required. This work could be flexible to support running benchmark test in computer code and compare with experimental data, examine experimental data quality and uncertainty, scaling analysis, uncertainty quantification, etc. 
  • Under the TerraPower’s Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor Program, the Safety Methods Engineer Intern receives administrative, technical, and project supervision from the Transient Safety Methods Manager.


  • Background of mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, or relevant engineering majors.
  • Computational model development experience or interest.
  • Research and writing experience.
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Literature review on the selected benchmarks, such as EBR-II, Stella-2, etc.
  • Develop or update models based on first-principal calculation or Python, MathWorks, etc.
  • Conduct code-to-code benchmark (such as SAS, MELCOR).
  • Perform parameter sensitivity analysis.
  • Perform validation with available experiments.
  • Write Report to summary the comparison.


Work type

Full time

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