Seeking full- or part-time graduate or highly qualified undergraduate data analysis and visualization intern to work with researchers in NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences on enhancement of tools for mobility behavior and advanced vehicle/transportation technologies. Specific tasks may include:

  • Develop and refine data processing workflows to transform outputs from transportation models for use in data dashboards or standalone visualizations.
  • Recommend and develop new data visualizations using applications such as leaflet, plotly, and/or jupyter notebooks.
  • Incorporate visualizations into public-facing or admin dashboards.
  • Collaborate with NREL researchers to identify and implement improvements to the Transportation Secure Data Center data processing pipeline, including data standardization, ingestion, and reporting.
  • Set up High Performance Computing (HPC) pipelines to ingest data for online and off-line analysis, and archival.
  • Respond to requests for access to the TSDC secure portal environment and ensure security protocols are maintained.
  • Assist NREL researchers on projects providing insights into transportation energy systems, with a focus on how emerging transportation systems impact travel behavior, quality of life, and energy use.

Basic Qualifications

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Please Note:
•You will need to upload official or unofficial school transcripts as part of the application process.
•If selected for position, a letter of recommendation will be required as part of the hiring process.

Additional Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Highest priority preferred qualifications:

  • Python experience.
  • Strong collaboration skills—thrives working in a collaborative team environment but is comfortable working independently when necessary.
  • Ability to transform stakeholder requirements into compelling user-friendly visualizations.
  • Familiarity with PostgreSQL and database administration.

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Javascript, CSS, and/or html programming.
  • Experience in transportation or automotive fields.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience working large datasets.
  • Experience with Github.
  • Knowledge of geospatial data analysis/visualization, web development, and/or scientific computing.
  • Cumulative undergraduate/graduate GPA over 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Please include all relevant experience and qualification information on the uploaded PDF (or MS Word) copy of your resume or CV. Ideally, please also add a link to your GitHub (or GitLab, etc.) profile and ensure that as many repos as possible are public.

Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Job Profile: Graduate I / Annual Salary Range: $41,600 – $66,600

NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

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