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The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Student Committee is formally asking companies for any information on open or upcoming internships or entry level jobs appropriate for students who are active in geothermal research.

One of the goals of the GRC Student Committee this year is to help students connect with companies at the forefront of the geothermal industry. We will keep updated lists of internships and jobs on this page, as well as sending out announcements to all of our student members. We hope that by providing access to internships and jobs they can apply for, we can boost student interest in the geothermal industry.

Student members of the GRC are not only geologists and engineers, they are political science majors, environmental scientists, chemists, entrepreneurs, lawyers and many other specialists. All types of positions are of interest to us and we would love to help connect you to the right quality of applicant for these positions.

Please send your listings to Anh Lay at alay@geothermal.org. All listings will be posted on this page for one month. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anh at (530) 758-2360 ext. 100.

Calpine Geysers Internships

Calpine has announced student internships for Summer of 2017. The application deadline is March 31, 2017, but students are encouraged to apply ASAP as qualified students could be contacted before the deadline. Internships are only open to students attending schools in the United States. Click on the links below for a description, requirements and how to apply.

Additional Notes:

  • Qualified candidates must be a student during time of internship (Calpine cannot accept applicants who are graduating in May 2017)
  • Calpine cannot accept students who will require sponsorship.
  • Summer 2017 Internship (May/June Start Dates, August/September End Dates) – Can be flexible based on student schedule.

If you have any questions about the internships, please contact Sam Escalante at samantha.escalante@calpine.com.

DOE Internship Programs

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Fall and spring programs are 15 weeks. Summer program is 10 weeks.

Community College Internship (CCI)
The Community College Internship (CCI) program provides technical training experiences for community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission.

Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)
The SCGSR research proposal is developed by the applying graduate student in collaboration with a NREL laboratory research scientist, and in consultation with the student’s primary graduate thesis advisor. The SCGSR research proposal includes the scope of thesis research proposed to be conducted at NREL.

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NREL Research Participant Program Internships

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students have the opportunity to join the NREL team as an intern while gaining valuable mentoring experience, participating in the lab's research and development programs, and establishing ongoing collaborations through NREL's Research Participant Program.

NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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ACORE Internship Program

The (American Council On Renewable Energy) ACORE internship program is designed to mentor rising seniors and graduate students, as well as recent university graduates who are interested in making a career in the renewable energy industry. The focus of the program is to assist young professionals along the path of professional development, gaining the knowledge, resources and experience they need to join the renewable energy industry, whether it be in professional services, research, communications, market development, finance or policy.

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Iceland GeoSurvey Internships

Iceland GeoSurvey wishes to contribute to the dissemination of geothermal knowledge and technical expertise, in Iceland and elsewhere. To this end, Iceland GeoSurvey aims to accommodate up to two interns each year. The accommodation includes office space and admittance to research facilities at ISOR as well as supervision of an geothermal expert but no other financial support. This internship is limited to graduate students in geosciences, mechanical and chemical engineering as well as physics and chemistry that relates to earth sciences. Recommended internship duration is 5-6 months, starting in the period from September to March. The application deadline for internships is April 1 each year.

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Iceland School of Energy Internship Opportunities

Each semester Iceland School of Energy offers several internship positions with leading energy companies in Iceland for our students to participate in. The positions are secured by Iceland School of Energy and give students the opportunity to work on stimulating energy projects that will expand their knowledge in the field of energy and allow them to develop professional skills in the sector.

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