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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at National Renewable Energy Lab as an intern (more than a year)Pros
Interns at NREL are expected to work at the same level as the employees, which makes for great professional experience. The people are genuinely excited about their research.Cons
Our software project was understaffed, and I never really had the opportunity to work with many other software engineers. Coding a giant project by yourself is good experience, but also does not have the team support to really make it is as good as it could be. It really stems from tight finances and, as a result, the hiring of many interns that only stay for a short amount of time.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Be careful relying on interns for important positions, because you have to assume that they could leave at any time for other internships or for a full time position.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online – interviewed at National Renewable Energy Lab.Interview Details
This was a very extensive interview, requiring a 45 minute technical presentation followed by questions & answers, and approximately 5 30-minute 1 on 1 interviews. First their was a phone interview and thorough application. Following the presentation and in person interviews, I had an additional phone interview. This was a very thorough process for one of the countries top renewable research institutes.
I don't recall the exact number of days, but the entire application/interview process took several weeks.Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Provide examples of projects for which you have applied analytical and/or experimental skills to solve a technical problem. Answer Question
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
NREL develops renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances related science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address the nation's energy...
Mission: Our emphasis is on a comprehensive energy approach that encompasses the relationship among key systems:
The built environment...