The Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) is now accepting applications for undergraduate internship positions. Up to eight interns will be hired for summer internship located at the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, SC. Interns will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art testing equipment used to test full scale wind turbine nacelles and utility scale power electronic equipment. Each intern will be assigned specific deliverables and will be expected to give multiple oral presentations on their work. Students can email an application package (cover letter and resume) to Ramtin Hadidi, Ph.D. at rhadidi(at)clemson(dot)edu. Clemson University students will participate in the UPIC internship program. For detailed information see below.
Title: Clemson University Energy Innovation Center Intern
Description: Clemson University has built and commissioned two state-of-the-art, world class testing facilities at the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center (EIC), part of the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) located at the Charleston Naval Complex in North Charleston, SC.
The first is the Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility (WTDTF), consisting of two mechanical test dynamometers (7.5 and 15 megawatt) designed to test the next generation of wind turbine prototypes with the goal of improving reliability and reducing the cost of energy delivered. The facility has been testing wind turbines for over two years, with additional prototypes to be tested in the coming year.
The second is the Duke Energy Electric Grid Research Innovation and Development center (eGRID), designed to help develop and test the next generation multi-megawatt technology including wind turbines, energy storage, and smart inverters with the overall goal of improving reliability, increasing security, and reducing the cost of energy delivered.
The mission of the EIC is to provide high quality research and testing services to the energy industry. Both facility strives to establish long term partnerships with industry, government agencies, and other partners to further research and educational opportunities.
Interns will be involved in equipment installation, test preparation, data collection, data analysis, and modeling activities. These internships require individuals who have a strong interest in working with large, full scale mechanical and electrical devices. This is an industrial research facility where safety is the number one priority and all interns will be required to undergo extensive safety training and adhere to safety rules at all times.
We are seeking up to eight (8) individuals during summer period. Interns will be part of the operations team at the WTDTF or eGRID, working alongside Clemson University research professors, engineers, and industry partners. Each intern will be assigned specific deliverables that they must complete during their internship. Each intern will give multiple oral presentations and reports to the CURI team throughout the internship. All internships will be at the Charleston Naval Complex in North Charleston, SC.
If interested, submit a cover letter and resume outlining your interest and qualifications.
Application Deadline: January 23, 2018
Anticipated Start Date: May 21, 2018
GPA: 3 or above
Major: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematical science
Class Standing: Junior or senior standing is preferred but strong sophomore candidates will also be considered.