NSF and DOE accomplice on unusual internship opportunity in clear hydrogen vitality

The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Department of Vitality, thru its Place of job of Vitality Efficiency and Renewable Vitality (EERE), believe initiated a joint practicing and professional development opportunity for NSF-supported graduate college students in the build of hydrogen and fuel cell applied sciences. The opportunity, named Hydrogen INTERN, is offered thru the NSF Non-Tutorial Learn Internships for Graduate College students (NSF INTERN) program.

Hydrogen vitality holds colossal promise as a renewable, legitimate offer for transportation, industrial and stationary strength functions. A professional group is wished to power research and development of hydrogen generation, manufacturing, transport, infrastructure, storage and fuel cell applied sciences, and to wait on commercialize and free up the societal advantages of hydrogen as an vitality offer. 

“This NSF-DOE opportunity for hydrogen and fuel cell technology research and professional development will put collectively graduate college students for diverse careers in hydrogen vitality and wait on spur U.S. enhance in clear vitality,” stated Susan Margulies, NSF assistant director for Engineering.

We are gratified to gape Hydrogen INTERN system to lifestyles, stated DOE Hydrogen and Gasoline Cell Technologies Place of job Director and Hydrogen Program Coordinator Sunita Satyapal. Equipping the next generation of clear hydrogen mavens with genuine-world experience and standpoint is required given the industry’s enhance projections over the upcoming a protracted time.  

Established in 2017, NSF INTERN offers graduate college students with six-month experiential finding out opportunities thru research internships where they catch core professional competencies and abilities engaged on-region at a non-academic host group. 

“The burgeoning hydrogen sector is creating a broad quantity of high-quality jobs — from R&D and engineering to facility administration, community engagement and extra,” stated Terrence Mosley, DOE EERE senior guide for vary and STEM. “This arresting unusual internship program in partnership with NSF demonstrates EERE’s commitment to exposing college students to clear vitality careers, whereas offering them with the experience and sources they need to prevail.” 

INTERN enhances academic research practicing, enhances preparation of graduate college students for a pair of career paths and encourages the participation of the fat spectrum of diverse means in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“Hydrogen INTERN will present geoscience-centered graduate college students with a particular opportunity to compose bigger their skillset, be a part of the lowering-edge field of hydrogen exploration, and explore clear vitality solutions. We are very inflamed to support this reveal, stated Alexandra Isern, NSF assistant director for Geosciences. 

The NSF-DOE EERE Hydrogen INTERN opportunity will fund approximately 10 internships per fiscal year, offering as much as $55,000 per pupil in a six-month length. Internships may maybe possibly furthermore defend shut build in industry (startup, itsy-bitsy, medium or broad corporations), nonprofit organizations, national laboratories, other authorities companies and laboratories or other settings outside of academia. 

This reveal is coordinated thru the NSF-DOE Memorandum of Knowing signed in March 2022, persevering with the companies’ longstanding partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national vitality policy.

Extra data about the Hydrogen INTERN opportunity is on hand at www.nsf.gov.