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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Microgrids and Smart Grid Operations Intern in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311957

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings

Group: Distributed Systems

Job Description

This position will support the analysis of emerging smart grid technologies and microgrids at the distribution level. The specific focus will be in the integration and operation of resiliency based microgrids and how they engage as part of distributed and hierarchical control systems.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in electric power systems and microgrids

  • Familiarity with MATLAB

  • Desired: any additional coding skills

  • Desired: connection with the WSU/PNNL Advanced Grid Institute (AGI)

  • An undergraduate in Electrical Engineering, with an interest in electric power system

  • 3.5 GPA or higher is preferred

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

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Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Distributed Systems

Opening Date: 2021-04-07

Closing Date: 2021-04-21