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Undergraduate (Year Round) Intern - Analytical Chemistry - Biomass Analysis

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


🤑 $34K - $54.4K

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  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be enrolled in or recently completed a relevant degree, and have experience in analytical chemistry or a chemistry lab. Familiarity with programming languages is a plus.
  • You will support R&D activities by assisting with setting up and executing experiments involving biomass preparation and analysis using MBMS. Efficiently communicate progress and maintain a safe work environment with clear record keeping.

Off-cycle Internship



  • 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.


  • Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Undergraduate: Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a bachelor’s degree program from an accredited institution.
  • Post Undergraduate: Earned a bachelor’s degree within the past 12 months. Eligible for an internship period of up to one year.
  • Graduate: Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a master’s degree program from an accredited institution.
  • Post Graduate: Earned a master’s degree within the past 12 months. Eligible for an internship period of up to one year.
  • Graduate + PhD: Completed master’s degree and enrolled as PhD student from an accredited institution.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • An undergraduate (full time in the summer, part time during school) with demonstrated experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory.
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in a chemistry laboratory (other than as part of a class) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with a programming language (e.g., Python, R, C++) is preferred.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • A student internship position is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Renewable Resources and Enabling Sciences Center. The intern will be supporting research and development (R&D) activities by supporting the Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometry (MBMS) pipeline.
  • This internship will focus on assisting with the set-up and execution of laboratory experiments involving preparation of biomass for hydrolysis and for analysis by Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometry (MBMS) as well as other analyses in a laboratory setting. Specific tasks include check-in and processing (including milling, weighing, extracting, etc.) of large numbers of biomass samples for high-throughput analysis. These tasks require the intern to effectively communicate with their mentor and other laboratory members about the expected work, progress toward completing that work, and any issues that arise.
  • This internship will involve extensive time in a laboratory environment and it is essential for the intern to support a safe and efficient work environment. Clear record keeping with special attention to data traceability, unexpected observations and errors in procedures is necessary.

Application process

  • Applicants are responsible for uploading 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

Part time

Work mode





34000 - 54400 USD