Deadline for Applications, June 23; Summer Program to Commence from July 3
Abu Dhabi-UAE:20 June, 2011 – The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced the launch of its summer internship program targeting academically talented UAE national students, who are passionate about finding innovative solutions to energy, sustainability and environmental issues.
Scheduled to commence on July 3, the Masdar Institute Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students (MI-REUS) program will run for five weeks and is open to UAE nationals who are university seniors and/or those graduating this year. The deadline for applications is June 23.
The MI-REUS summer interns will work closely with Masdar Institute faculty and graduate students to conduct exciting research in energy, environment or sustainability. They will also be able to explore career and graduate school options through the MI-REUS experiences.
Interns will be provided university housing, a monthly stipend as well as the chance to gain valuable research and professional experience.
Interested university students need to complete the online application that can be accessed from the MI website under the sub-section ‘Outreach Programs’. Completed applications identifying the specific project a candidate prefers to work on, need to be submitted with all necessary documents attached before June 23.
Eligible applicants must be majoring in science, engineering or IT and are also required to have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). An IELTS score of at least 6.0 (or equivalent) is mandatory along with a letter of recommendation.
Dr. Lamya N. Fawwaz, Executive Director of Public Affairs, Masdar Institute, said: “Our summer internship programs target talented UAE national students who stand to immensely benefit from the wide scope of our research areas. The program is part of Masdar Institute’s commitment to identify and nurture adequately qualified university students with a penchant for research and innovation”.
“Additionally, MI-REUS also offers an ideal opportunity for students from the engineering, IT and science streams to explore the prospects of charting a professional career in the renewable and clean technology industries. We are confident a large number of university students will utilize this summer training at MI for a better future,” she added.
Interns are being sought for a number of research projects including micro-fabrication for amorphous photonics, assessment of the heating value of the different waste stream followed by power plant electric production and balance of the plant, field study of the retrieved wind energy from our installed 3.5KW wind turbine, effect of the fuel/oxidizer mixing and incomplete conversion on the fuel cell performance, supervisory control of a humanoid robot, prediction of hydro-climatic variables in the UAE, technology strategy in the renewable energy industry, and membrane for desalination and pre-treatment systems.