Group 47--Summer Research Program Intern (Energy Systems)

Date: Mar 20, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Energy Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops technology solutions that enhance the resilience and efficiency of both civilian and defense energy systems. This includes developing advanced architectures and system designs to improve the resilience of power grids, developing new control techniques for microgrids and distributed energy resources, and developing hardware and real-time simulation testbeds.


Job Description


We seek a summer intern to work with a multi-disciplinary team to build and test electric vehicle charging infrastructure models within a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) platform. The candidate will develop analytic models to simulate the behavior of electric vehicle batteries, electric vehicle chargers, and their underlying control systems within larger power distribution systems. This will include integration of commercial hardware controllers within a HIL testbed, as well as development of software models of electric vehicle charging equipment. In addition, candidates will have opportunities to explore custom and new control algorithms that improve system operations, efficiency, and resilience.

Candidates who are in the process of earning a B.S., M.S., and or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, or other engineering discipline will be considered.


Desired Skills:


  • Preliminary coursework in power systems, or knowledge of power system controls
  • Rudimentary knowledge of hardware-in-the-loop testing
  • Fluency with Python scripting
  • Exposure to modern power systems concepts and challenges (e.g., vehicle-to-grid or renewable energy integration)
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented, able to multi-task, and have the ability to work autonomously for subsets of the summer
  • Effective written and oral communications skills in technical environments



Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Requisition ID: 40543 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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