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Energy and Climate Analysis Intern (Summer 2023)

KeyLogic is seeking a group of undergraduate engineers and scientists for internships for the academic summer of 2023 (May to August). Successful applicants will join our Energy Analysis team which performs energy and climate research at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). This research involves using various energy analysis and engineering techniques to evaluate a variety of energy systems, including their cost and performance, resource constraints, and environmental, market and policy impacts.
Each intern will spend the summer working on up to 3 projects supporting one or two different of the capability areas out of the 7 on the Energy Analysis team: Process & Cost Engineering, Life Cycle Assessment, Subsurface Analysis, Infrastructure Analysis, Markets Analysis, Process Systems Optimization, and Strategic Planning (described below). Interns will have the opportunity for close integration with an exceptional mix of federal and contractor researchers, and at the end of the summer to present the results of their projects to senior KeyLogic and NETL stakeholders.
The internships pay competitively with other regional engineering internships, there is a potential for continued, part-time work through the school year, and a strong history of conversion to full time positions following graduation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current sophomores or juniors enrolled in chemical, environmental, energy, petroleum, or mechanical engineering programs as well as data science, geology, economics, policy or other mission-related degree programs
  • Classroom or project experience with tools like Excel or Python, or even ASPEN, PROMOD, and OpenLCA
**In your cover letter, please indicate your top preference for capability from the KeyLogic Energy Teams descriptions below:
  • Life Cycle Assessment Application of process engineering principles, energy sector knowledge, and statistical methods to support systems-level environmental analysis of energy systems from cradle-to-grave.
  • Subsurface Resource Analysis Evaluation and analysis of technologies, management approaches, and regulations that pertain to the cost-effective acquisition of subsurface energy resources; including CO2 storage, enhanced oil recovery, natural gas storage, deep well liquid waste disposal, unconventional oil and gas development, geothermal technologies, and produced water management
  • Process Systems Optimization Focuses on mathematical modeling and computational optimization of advanced energy systems, including combustion-based power plants, chemical looping combustion, post-combustion carbon capture systems, etc.
  • Process and Cost Engineering Applies fundamental engineering principles to energy conversion concepts to facilitate understanding of equipment-,process- and plant-level performance and cost
  • Infrastructure Analysis Assessment of energy infrastructure conditions and options and the constraints that infrastructure imposes on the ability to energy suppliers to meet demand
  • Markets Analysis Evaluation of the potential role of advanced technologies to be both functionally superior and economically attractive, in the future US energy landscape, taking into consideration a variety of the current as well as projected factors including market forces, macroeconomic trends, and government regulations
  • Strategic Planning Setting of research priorities to implement mission as well as climate and energy goals and targets through RD&D activities. Planning aims to discover, develop, advance, and scale up advanced technologies to transform the Nation’s energy landscape.
At KeyLogic we recognize that our employees are our most valuable resources. We hire talented, qualified professionals and provide each of our employees with every resource and opportunity to excel in their day-to-day activities as well as advance their career.
KeyLogic is a highly successful provider of professional and engineering services. We specialize in solutions that enable our customers to make better decisions for their organization. KeyLogic’s performance has earned the company a solid reputation for high standards, proactive solutions, and an outstanding commitment to the customer, best exemplified by the fact we have never had a one-time federal customer — all of our customers have provided repeat business. This has led us to achieve significant growth every year since our founding in 1999.
At KeyLogic, we're known for our extraordinary commitment to the success of the organizations we serve. Our client list includes the Department of Defense (DoD), where we provide services for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the U.S. Army and Navy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Departments of Labor (DOL), Energy (DOE), Transportation (DOT) and Treasury (including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at KeyLogic without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital; or any other status protected by law. KeyLogic is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
NOTE: KeyLogic is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
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