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General Electric GE Vernova Advanced Research – Materials Chemistry and Physics - Energy Storage and Conversion Fellow Internship in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

GE Vernova Advanced Research is the central innovation engine for GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, unified under one banner as GE Vernova. The research organization is comprised of 250+ researchers – experts in their fields globally - representing virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline. Collectively, they are driving major research programs and initiatives to decarbonize power, accelerate renewables, and promote electrification and the creation of a 21st century grid fit to power a zero-carbon energy future.

As a Summer Intern in the Materials Chemistry and Physics, you will have the opportunity to develop next generation sorbent materials and or coatings for the decarbonization technologies. Assignments are typically for 12-14 weeks; working side by side with experts in the field of chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science, completing challenging technical projects, applying theoretical knowledge to real-life technical problems, and developing skills in a cutting edge global industrial research environment. This program includes seminars on cross-center technology and soft skills development as well as opportunities for networking and showcasing project accomplishments. Are you ready to join our team of technology enthusiasts to help make GE Vernova’s industrial assets safer and more secure to protect our world’s most critical infrastructure?

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with industry leading experts to execute design, analysis, and validation of Energy Storage and Conversion technologies, batteries, fuel cells

  • Strong background in electrochemistry, materials science, ceramics

  • Collaborate with Engineers and Scientists from across the Vernova Advanced Research Center and business segments, to advance the energy transition.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in a full-time Ph.D. degree program in electrochemistry, materials science, ceramics, or related disciplines at an ABET accredited university.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.

  • Because of the specific categories of data handled by GE Vernova Advanced Research and the structure of our work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons while they are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restriction under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 et seq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran and Cuba). Please note that citizens of embargoed countries who have either “U.S. person” status under U.S. export control laws or subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered.

  • Minimum GPA 3.0 / 4.0 scale.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong dedication to a career in technology and passion for supporting and leading the energy transition.

  • Excitement and enthusiasm for growing technical skills in energy storage and conversion, Li ion and Li metal batteries, solid oxide fuel cells and solid oxide electrolysis cells.

  • Hands-on experience in leading batteries and fuel cells testing, postmortem analysis, advance materials characterization, performance & stability data analysis and modelling.

  • Experience with electrochemistry device fabrication, material synthesis, process development, cell assembly, performance and stability testing

  • Effective presentation and technical communication skills; ability to articulate technical problems in clear and simple terms.

The pay range for this position is $1,000-$2,000 USD weekly. The specific weekly rate offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.

GE Vernova provides travel reimbursement and housing stipend for qualified interns.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No