Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Masters Intern - Energy Justice & Equity in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 311970
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings
Group: Distributed Systems
In this role, the intern will provide support to the PNNL Distributed Systems Group – Renewables Team’s work around energy justice and equity. PNNL is laying the groundwork for advancing energy equity through research to develop an innovative energy system that benefits everyone. PNNL is spearheading an effort to advance equity and energy justice through the role of scientific research with the goal of building an advanced national power grid, transitioning to clean reliable energy, and designing smart buildings that are more just and equitable. PNNL envisions an energy system that is not only clean and resilient, but also affordable and accessible to all.
The intern will advance PNNL’s work in this space including supporting research projects on equity metrics, community energy transitions, energy storage, and decision-support tools. Depending on their capabilities, the intern may be asked to design energy equity metrics that assess community level energy inequities and how these vary as a function of demographic factors. The candidate should be able to:
Help integrate energy justice and equity insights into PNNL’s research efforts
Effectively communicate insights through reports, case studies, and other publications
The intern will be expected to interface with other Distributed Systems Group staff and be a contributor on a team of engineers, researchers, economists, and analysts.
Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a Master's program at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a master’s program at an accredited college or university
Active engagement and passion for advancing energy justice/equity
Strong research, writing and oral presentation skills
Experience working with community groups is preferred
Candidate must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently
Sensitivity to and appreciation for diverse viewpoints and lived experiences
Degree in engineering, energy policy, economics, sustainability, energy social science, or related field.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships
Group: Distributed Systems
Opening Date: 2021-04-08
Closing Date: 2021-04-22