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Opportunity
IACMI-The Composites Institute-Composite Materials for Wind Turbines-Long-Term
Organization
IACMI - The Composites Institute
Reference Code
IACMI-2017-WT-Long Term
How To Apply

Electronic applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 summer term. The appointment dates are June 5-August 11, 2017. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, 2017.

Application deadline
3/31/2017 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Academic Levels
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduates
Description

The Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation has an interest in developing the skills of strong technical undergraduate and graduate students who might one day support the workforce in both talent and leadership.  The IACMI Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in a research experience with an assigned mentor at one of IACMI’s partner sites.  The experience provides a maximum of 400 hours of participation during the authorized appointment period.  The program is managed for IACMI by ORAU.

Selected candidates will develop and deliver a brief presentation and poster at the IACMI Members’ Meeting.  The IACMI Members’ Meeting location and dates vary each year, but will fall within the appointment period.  Students will be provided information upon appointment.   Travel expenses will be reimbursed according to ORAU Travel Policy.  This event provides participants the opportunity to network with 300+ industry partners and showcase their research.

Project Description

Selected candidates for this opportunity will take part in innovative wind turbine research with IACMI's partner at The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. 

The Colorado-based Wind Turbine Technology Area will focus on developing advanced composites manufacturing processes for turbine components, including blades, hubs, and nacelles. By building upon the extensive composites and manufacturing expertise of Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, Iowa State University, and The University of Colorado, the technology area will develop new materials and production methods for wind turbine blades—resulting in longer, lighter-weight, and more efficient blades for the next generation of turbines.

To learn more about this initiative at NREL, please visit: http://iacmi.org/technology-areas/wind-turbines-application-center/.

Contact Us

For more information regarding eligibility and/or application questions, visit the program website at www.orau.org/IACMI.

You may also contact:
Julie Malicoat
Project Manager
Julie.Malicoat@orau.org

Qualifications

This program is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Be a student in good standing at a regionally accredited US college or university.

  • Reside locally – less than 30 miles of the facility.

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or the equivalent as verified by updated transcripts

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of appointment

  • Provide proof of health insurance coverage. The participant can purchase health insurance coverage through ORAU.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing an Associate's degree , Bachelor's degree , Master's degree , or Doctoral degree
  • Overall GPA: 3.20
  • Affirmation: I certify that: I am a U.S. citizen. I am currently enrolled in and a student in good standing at a regionally accredited college or university. I have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA at the time of application. I will be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. I will provide proof of coverage under a health insurance plan prior to the beginning of the internship.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (All)
    • Physics (All)
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (All)
    • Earth and Geosciences (All)
    • Engineering (All)
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
    • Mathematics and Statistics (All)
    • Other Physical Sciences (All)
    • Computer Sciences (All)
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
    • Communications and Graphics Design (All)
    • Other (All)
    • Nanotechnology (All)
  • Veteran Status: None