NREL Internship Opportunity and Solar Decathlon Mentor Program

We are reaching out to share an exciting internship opportunity as a Student Design Competition Intern at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. This will be a full-time, one-year, paid position, and the successful candidate will support various NREL efforts and projects, including support to student competitions in building science; domestic technical assistance programs to federal partners; and projects focused on building science.

Candidates must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree program, or have graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. The preferred candidate will be a master’s degree student in building science, hold an engineering or architecture undergraduate degree, and have experience as a student in the Solar Decathlon, Solar District Cup, or other buildings student design competition. More details about the opportunity can be found here.

We are also still accepting applicants to our Solar Decathlon Mentor Program! The Mentor Program will pair Solar Decathlon alumni with 2021 Design Challenge teams. Mentors will provide up to 15 hours of support to student teams during the competition period from November 2020–April 2021. Mentors will develop leadership skills, earn recognition on the Solar Decathlon social media channels, receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of Energy, and be invited to virtually participate in the Solar Decathlon Competition Event in April 2021.

We look forward to seeing some of our 2020 Design Challenge alumni apply for the internship opportunity and become Solar Decathlon mentors!

Thank you,
Zac Peterson and the Solar Decathlon Organizers
Solar Decathlon Website