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Masdar Institute Announces Six-Week Summer Internship Program for UAE Nationals

Last Date for Submission of Application 5 April

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 March, 2012 – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced it is organizing a six-week summer internship program for talented UAE national students.

Scheduled to commence from 1 July, the Masdar Institute internship program is offered to the UAE nationals who are university seniors and/or those graduating this year with science, engineering or computer science as major subjects. The last day for submission of application is 5 April.

Prospective students interested to join the internship program for a specific project need to send a single application available on the Masdar Institute website. Multiple applications will be required for more than one project and the website offers adequate details for each project category with a complete description and a list of tasks an intern is expected to do as well as the recommended skills and the formal education required. More than 15 project opportunities are available for student interns this summer.

In addition to valuable research and professional experience interns will also receive on-campus housing and a monthly stipend.
The internship program offers a unique opportunity for those students interested in learning and conducting research in clean and advanced energy, sustainable technologies and environment-related areas. An applicant is required to have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is mandatory for the applicant who also has to submit a letter of recommendation.

Dr. Kenneth Volk, Head of Outreach, Masdar Institute, said: “This year, the profile of the Masdar Institute summer internship program has expanded to provide a comprehensive experience to the participants. This is part of our endeavor to optimize the learning environment for the Emirati students.

“We are confident talented UAE national students with a keen interest in subjects that deal with sustainability will take advantage of this opportunity to augment their academic advancement. We thank the UAE’s wise leadership for creating an infrastructure at Masdar Institute that significantly contributes to capacity building and human capital development.”

Some of the projects that will be offered at the summer internship program will include: Detection and Quantification of Emerging Contaminants in Abu Dhabi Recycled Water Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry; MATLAB Simulation Development for Power Grid Systems; Developing a Graphical User Interface Design for Health Data; Experimental Studies of CO2 Geological Storage; and Cost Comparisons of Renewable and Fossil Fuel Technologies.

Established as an ongoing collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.  With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research.
 

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