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Masdar Institute’s Bouquet of Summer Internship Offerings Range from Advanced Technology to Regionally-Relevant Subjects

A Total of 15 Projects on Offer for Student Interns This Summer

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 March, 2012 – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced an entire bouquet of internship offerings are available for university graduates and senior students this summer.

The summer 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. Scheduled to begin from 1 July, the internship program runs for six weeks.

This year, the 15 summer internship programs offered at Masdar Institute range from ‘Renewable Energy Projects: Implementation Strategies + Cost Comparisons’, and ‘Experimental and Numerical studies of CO2 Geological Storage and Financial Mechanisms’, to ‘Solar Cell Technologies and Applications Investigation of Luminescent Solar Concentrators for UAE Conditions + Desalination’, and ‘MATLAB Simulation Development for Power Grid Systems Simulations + Solar Cell Technologies and Applications Designed Filters for Applications in Solar Cells Under Light Concentration’.

Such diverse programs are offered to university graduates to illustrate the wide academic and research options available in the advanced energy and sustainable technologies. The programs are expected to provide the university seniors and fresh graduates an opportunity to analyze in depth the areas that may offer potential for innovation.

Dr Kenneth Volk, Head of Outreach, Masdar Institute, said: “The summer internship programs are relevant to the region as they include areas such as desalination, recycled water and power grid systems. But at a much deeper level, they also cover advanced technology topics including carbon capture and solvents for post-combustion. There is growing interest in these subjects across the world and we believe exposing fresh and talented UAE graduates to such areas will equip them with profound knowledge, which could be utilized for the betterment of the global community. We thank the UAE’s wise leadership for their support to our commitment in developing human capital through such initiatives.”

Applications can be completed online at the Masdar Institute website. A single project requires only one application, while multiple applications will be required for more than one project. The website offers adequate details on 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. This summer, more than 15 project opportunities are available for student interns, who will receive on-campus housing and a monthly stipend, in addition to valuable research and professional experience.

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.

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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