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2013 Summer Biomass Internship Program

2013 Summer Biomass Internship Program is now closed..


2013 Summer Internship Opportunities can be viewed at here.

2013 Application can be accessed here.

 

Upstate New York is poised to become a focal point for the development of biomass systems for the production of heat, power, fuels and products. The shortage of well-trained professionals to meet the growing demand of the bioenergy field is one of the barriers to the development of biomass as a source of renewable energy. There is a growing need for a well-educated and skilled workforce with the background and experience to address the complexities of this rapidly developing industry. This internship program is designed to assist in producing knowledgeable and experienced professionals with the requisite analytical, creative thinking and problem solving skills to meet the growing demand of the bioenergy field in the region.

The Summer Biomass Internship Program is offered collaboratively by SUNY-ESF, SyracuseCoE and the CenterState CEO and provides opportunities for qualified college students to work with an Upstate NY company that is focused on producing, converting or using biomass for bioenergy, biofuels, or bioproducts. This will provide students an opportunity to achieve their career goals by gaining experience in the biomass field while concurrently meeting workplace and industry needs by increasing the quality of postsecondary instruction in biomass and bioenergy. This program will help to build on connections between local firms working in the biomass field and college students studying in the region.

Additional Information
 

  • Maximum funding from the program for a summer 2013 internship is $5,000.
  • Interns are responsible for their own summer housing, meals, and transportation.
  • Students will be hired by the company that is hosting the internship. The student should make these arrangements after the internship has been awarded.
  • To be eligible for this internship program a student must be enrolled in a part time or full time undergraduate or graduate degree program at Syracuse University or SUNY ESF.
  • At the conclusion of the internship, students must complete a poster, presentation or report (less than 2,000 words) that will be submitted to the firm that hosted them, his/her academic advisor and the biomass internship program coordinator. Additionally, students will be required to submit an abstract (less than 500 words) that describes their internship experience.
  • Interns are strongle encouraged to submit a poster in collaboration with their faculty mentor to the SyracuseCoE symposium or the SUNY-ESF spotlight on research.
  • Students enrolled in the renewable energy minor or option at SUNY-ESF can make use of the internship to fulfill some of the capstone project requirements. Contact Timothy Volk at tavolk@esf.edu for more information.

Important Deadlines
February 8, 2013: Student applications due.
March 8, 2013: Candidates notified on the status of their application.
May 2013: Internship engagements may commence.
August 31, 2013: Internships must be completed.
September 13, 2013: Posters/reports must be submitted.

How to Apply
Students may fill out the application and attach resume and cover letter. Students may apply for more than one internship but a separate application with cover letter must be filled out for each internship. If applying for more than one internship, student must identify their priority for internships in the space provided.

Contact Information
Jim Luckett | Syracuse Center of Excellence | jluckett@syracusecoe.org | 315-443-9741
Tim Volk | SUNY-ESF | tavolk@esf.edu | 315-470-6774

2013 Summer Internship Opportunities can be viewed at here.