Archive for January, 2014

Xcel Energy Nuclear Engineering Co-op

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Xcel Energy has an opportunity  for a student in a nuclear engineering program to gain knowledge through practical field experience and mentoring. This opportunity will run June 2014-Dec 2014 or from Sept. 2014-March 2015 (dates may be adjusted to accommodate school schedule but with start date no later than Sept. 1, 2014).

Student will perform engineering tasks under the supervision of nuclear engineers and work with nuclear fuel design and analysis engineering staff to support projects associated with core neutronics. Work involves supporting senior engineers with nuclear core design process, associated system safety analysis and nuclear fuel reliability issues. Successful candidates will gain experience with engineering through practical field experience and mentoring as well as significant professional confidence and people skills.

Qualifications and Minimum  Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering program
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally
    • Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others
  • Preferred:
    • Course work in power generation or project management and an interest in the power industry desirable

For more information on this intern posting, look at this digital flyer: Xcel Intern Posting.

New Internship Opportunity with Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy in Japan for Summer 2014!

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. is seeking interns for three opportunities for their pilot internship offering with UW-Madison
started by an alumnus. This internship is within the Nuclear Plant Department, General Planning & Layout Design Section. Interns will gain layout design practical training related to nuclear power plants and practical training on design (layout planning of building machinery, equipment layout plans
drafting, etc.) They will also gain knowledge on UK & Europe’s relevant regulations and standards, and on manufacturing process. Japanese
language skills are not required. Internship will run two months between June and September. Intern will receive ~$1,000 stipend per month, housing is arranged and paid for by organization.

For students interested in internships in Japan, there will also be a general session on opportunities on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 4:30-5:30 pm. This session will be held in 336 Ingraham Hall.

** Application deadline: February 24, 2014

Visit if interested, or check out this digital flyer: RIKEN-Japan Research Talk-Spring2014-1.

For more information on internships abroad, funding, and more, visit

Summer 2014 Research Experience in Science & Engineering

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The CCEFP’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program enables undergraduates from universities around the country to gain hands-on experience in conducting original fluid power research at the Center’s seven universities. REU students typically represent a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to fluid power along with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor with
expertise in the field. Projects may involve background reading of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical
modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing and group discussions and project team meetings. Every student has a project of
their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster and a project
report. In addition, there is a program of professional development and social activities with other REU students.

** Application deadline: February 7, 2014 **

Contact Alyssa A. Burger, Education Outreach Director
Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 *preferred
612-964-3996 *text only

To apply and/or for more information, visit

NASA LARSS Program: Paid Internship Opportunity

Friday, January 24th, 2014

The deadline is quickly approaching  for this year’s Summer Session for student applications (Feb 1st)!


The LARSS Program (Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars Program) was recognized by Vault Career Intelligence to be among the top ten best college internship programs in 2011.The LARSS program is a year-round, research-based program located at NASA Langley Research Center. World-class researchers are mentors to the students, and help guide them to complete a research project.


2014 Summer Session dates: June 2 – August 8, 2014

Application deadline: Feb. 1st, 2014


Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. college or university
  • Classification as a rising undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student (master’s or doctoral level) by the start of the summer session
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale


Debbie Murray
LARSS Program Coordinator
Phone: 757-864-5215
Fax: 757-864-6763

Sarah Pauls
LARSS Program Assistant
Phone: 757-864-4394
Fax: 757-864-6763


For more information, visit  or check out this digital flyer: LARSS-flyer2014