NSF & DOE Partner On Geothermal Internship Opportunity

Geothermal Intern Opportunity
Credit: U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, through its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, or EERE, have initiated a joint training opportunity in the area of geothermal energy through NSF’s INTERN program.

Geothermal energy has potential as a renewable, reliable and flexible source for electricity, heating and cooling. While geothermal resources can be found nationwide, science and engineering barriers have limited the growth of geothermal industry.

“Training diverse graduate students for careers in geothermal energy, whether in academia, industry or government, will enable the U.S. to speed growth in clean energy technologies and support our research and industrial leadership,” said Susan Margulies, NSF assistant director for Engineering.

“We are very excited to support emerging geothermal energy professionals alongside our partners at the National Science Foundation,” said Alejandro Moreno, acting assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at DOE. “Geothermal energy already provides enough electricity to power more than 2.7 million American homes, but this is just a small portion of its vast potential. Investing in the geothermal energy workforce will help unlock this resource and put new, clean, dispatchable electricity on the grid.”

Read the full article, NSF & DOE Partner On Geothermal Internship Opportunity, at The National Science Foundation.

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