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Electrochemistry Intern (Summer 2024)



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Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

This job is no longer accepting applications

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