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Undergraduate (Year-Round) Intern - Hydrogen Sensor Testing

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Golden +1

🤑 $34K - $54.4K

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  • You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in or have recently completed a bachelor's, master's, or PhD program. Strong laboratory and data analysis skills are required, with preferred experience in data collection and mechanical work.
  • You will conduct performance testing of hydrogen sensors, analyze data, and present results to NREL team and external partners in the Hydrogen Sensor Laboratory.

Off-cycle Internship

SustainabilityGolden, Boulder


  • 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.
  • Additional Required Qualifications:
  • The candidate should have laboratory skill commiserate with their level of education. Additional skills include the ability to set up experiments and working knowledge of data analysis software (Excel or other advanced analysis tool).
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with data collection and analysis
  • Demonstrated mechanical skills in the workplace or within a hobby.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • The NREL Hydrogen Safety Research and Development Program enables the use of hydrogen as a renewable energy source. A critical element of the HSR&D portfolio is the NREL Hydrogen Sensor Laboratory which supports the development and deployment of sensors for the detection of hydrogen releases. Laboratory performance testing and deployment studies within NREL Hydrogen facilities are core position requirements.
  • The Intern will be trained on using the NREL Sensor Laboratory sensor test equipment to evaluate the analytical performance of emerging sensor technologies under the supervision of senior NREL personnel. The sensor evaluations will include performance testing of sensors, data analysis, and presentation of results internally to the NREL team and externally to outside partners and collaborations.

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.
  • Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Golden, Boulder


34000 - 54400 USD