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Post Undergraduate/Graduate (Summer) Intern - Life Cycle Analyst – Decarbonization Technologies for Industry

🚀 Summer Internship


🤑 $42.7K - $68.3K

AI generated summary

  • You must be a full-time student or recent graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA, with experience in LCA research, environmental databases, and decarbonization technologies. Excellent communication and writing skills are a must, along with knowledge of cementitious materials and managing LCA databases.
  • You will conduct life cycle analysis to assess carbon reduction potential of decarbonization technologies in the cement and concrete industry. Fill data gaps, analyze results, and report findings. Opportunity to work on other LCA projects as needed.

Summer Internship



  • The intern must have significant experience in life cycle analyses and data analysis. Background and understanding of cementitious materials science is preferred.
  • This team can offer an average of 20 hours per week of work, with the potential for more hours depending on available projects and funding


  • 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. 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.
  • 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 conducting LCA research using relevant software programs
  • Experience working with environmental databases and lifecycle inventories
  • Coursework or publication(s) on LCA
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in decarbonization technologies and building materials, e.g. cement, concrete, or other cementitious materials
  • Excellent communication, documentation, and writing skills
  • Knowledge of inorganic and organic supplementary cementitious materials
  • Experience in managing LCA databases

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC) is seeking a graduate intern to assist with life cycle analysis (LCA) for technologies that support industrial decarbonization. The cement and concrete industry presents a unique opportunity as a carbon sink for permanent CO2 removal and sequestration. To understand the carbon reduction potential, which could be achieved by emerging carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies, it is necessary to quantify the life cycle GHG emissions of these new technologies in comparison with current technologies. Senior researchers in SEAC are looking to hire a graduate intern to assist with the compilation of existing LCA databases, tools/methods, standards, and best practices related to LCA for the cement and concrete industry. The intern is also expected to identify data gaps, suggest methods to fill in data gaps, and summarize key findings in a report. The intern may be invited to participate in other LCA projects, depending on availability and interest.


Work type

Part time

Work mode





42700 - 68300 USD