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Undergraduate/Graduate (Summer) Intern - ENRGE Intern, Energy Security and Resilience

🚀 Summer Internship


🤑 $42.7K - $68.3K
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Summer Internship



  • From day one at NREL, ENRGE interns will 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, they will have the opportunity to engage through our eight employee resource groups, numerous employee-driven clubs, and learning and professional development classes.
  • The vision of the Enabling Native Researchers in Graduate Education (ENRGE) consortium is to offer opportunities for engineering students with underrepresented backgrounds, such as Native Americans, Black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic and Latino Americans, and other minorities to gain experience at NREL’s world-class facilities. 
  • This role will support research efforts within the Energy Security and Resilience Center’s research portfolio, contributing to research on topics including, but not limited to:
  • Characterization of the potential for U.S. electric grid disruption from natural hazards and human threats
  • Assessment of the cybersecurity of distributed energy systems; and
  • Strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electric grid.


  • 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.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong preference is given to students enrolled in ENRGE consortium institutions (Navajo Technical University, Alabama A&M University, Florida International University), or students enrolled in other Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) or Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Assisting with cybersecurity testing either using hardware equipment or in virtualized environment
  • Simulation and emulation of experiments related to cybersecurity and resilience using NREL Cyber Range
  • Data analysis, virtualization, visualization, and reporting
  • Performing literature reviews and background research
  • Publishing research results in reputable conferences or journals

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

Work mode





42700 - 68300 USD