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Electrical Systems Intern (Summer 2024)



Other Engineering
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 health of the planet.

Internship Program Summary:

The 2024 Summer Internship Program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing majors in related fields.

The goal of the Program is to provide students with hands-on industry experience while offering the opportunity to make valuable contributions at Team Electra.

In this, you will:

  • Design and build electrical/electronic systems for our large-scale test facility.
  • Perform design calculations and analysis to ensure the specified method will perform per design criteria.
  • Work with automated valves, pneumatics, pumps, sensors, and control systems to operate the system locally or remotely.
  • Perform commissioning, troubleshooting, and maintenance tasks of systems.
  • Ensure safe operation of all systems and assist with the development of safe testing procedures.


  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in electrical engineering or related degree.
  • Ability to interpret existing designs.
  • Ability to safely use test equipment, hand tools, power tools, and other shop equipment (wrenches, saws, drills, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Electrical Schematic software experience (SolidWorks Electrical preferred)
  • Familiarity with coding languages (Python, MATLAB, C++, SQL, etc.)
  • Knowledge of electrochemical cell components and fundamentals

What is in it for you:

  • Hands-on experience in an industry environment
  • Opportunity to work on novel technologies.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with other teams.


  • The pay rate for this position is $28.00 per hour for undergraduate students and $31.00 per hour for graduate students.