Electrochemistry Intern (Summer 2024)
Who we are:
Electra is electrifying ironmaking to decarbonize steelmaking and eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global CO2 emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower-cost, scalable solutions utilizing intermittent renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.
With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenges, rewards, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the planet's health.
Internship Program Summary:
The 2024 Summer Internship Program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing majors in related fields.
The Program aims to provide students with hands-on, industry experience while offering the opportunity to make valuable contributions at Team Electra.
In this you will:
- Assemble and test Electra’s novel electrochemical cells.
- Perform electroanalytical measurements to help develop a fundamental understanding of Electra’s electrochemical processes.
- Work closely with more senior R&D team members on electrochemical cell design (membrane, catalyst geometry, etc.) and design of experiments.
- Communicate research findings in an end-of-term presentation to the technical team.
- Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or related field with a research focus on electrochemistry.
- Basic wet chemistry laboratory safety knowledge
- Experience with aqueous electrochemical systems
- Familiarity with electroanalytical measurements such as cyclic voltammetry, coulometry, chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry, rotating disk electrodes, microelectrodes, etc.
- Experience building electrochemical cells
What is in it for you:
- Hands-on experience in an industry environment
- Opportunity to work on novel industrial decarbonization technologies
- Opportunity to collaborate with other cross-functional teams (mechanical engineering, process engineering, etc.)
- The pay rate for this position is $28.00 per hour for undergraduate students and $31.00 per hour for graduate students.