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Internship Opportunities at Burn Design Lab

Internship Opportunities at Burn Design Lab

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Cookstove Testing Internship

6 – 12 MONTHS, BEGINNING IN JULY 2020

Position

  • Do you have a concern for people and the environment?  Do you have a background in science? Do you enjoy working in a laboratory?  Are you well organized, & pay attention to detail?  Do you want to make an impact in the world?  Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
  • Burn Design Lab, headquartered on Vashon Island, WA is offering an unpaid internship to a clear thinking, well-organized, undergraduate, who is ready to learn the details and challenges associated with determining the performance characteristics of improved biomass burning cookstoves.   We are looking for someone with good communication skills, with a background in environmental or other science, who has an interest in testing, research, data analysis, and organization effectiveness. Burn Design Lab will provide housing or a housing stipend for the selected candidate.
  •  Burn Design Lab is a U.S. based an internationally focused non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of lives and the environment in the developing world through research, design, and development of outstanding cookstoves and fuels.

The successful candidate will be engaged in some or all of the following: 

  • Performance, combustion, safety, durability, and emissions testing of cookstoves 
  • Biomass fuel analysis, and analysis of above testing results 
  • Providing input to stove designs based on testing results
  • Documentation and improvement of testing methods and protocols
  • Calibration of laboratory equipment 
  • Making improvements to laboratory systems & equipment
  • Building cookstove prototypes out of sheet metal (forming, spot welding, and general metal fabrication), ceramics, refractory, & other materials.  

Experience
Applicants should have the following experience and aptitudes:

  • Pursuing a degree in science or engineering
  • Collecting, organizing, & analyzing data.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, PPT, and Word.-
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Significant laboratory & report writing experience
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Eagerness to learn.

Mechanical Design Engineer Internship

6-12 MONTHS, STARTING JULY 2020

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Position Description

  • Do you have a concern for people and the environment? Do you have a background in engineering with an interest in design? Are you both creative and results oriented? Do you enjoy research and want to make an impact in the world? Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
  • Burn Design Lab, headquartered on Vashon Island, WA is offering an unpaid internship to a clear thinking, creative, undergraduate mechanical or industrial design engineer, who is ready to make lasting contributions to the development of leading edge biomass burning cookstoves. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with others to develop creative solutions to challenging problems. Burn Design Lab will provide a small living expense stipend, plus provide housing or a housing stipend for the selected candidate.
  • Burn Design Lab is a U.S. based internationally focused non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of lives and the environment in the developing world through research, design, and development of outstanding cookstoves and fuels.

Applicants should have the following experience and aptitudes:

  • Pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering &/or industrial design
  • Competency in Fusion 360 &/or other CAD tools.
  • Hands-on maintenance, fabrication, &/or construction experience.
  • Eagerness to learn both hands-on and academically.
  • Ability to effectively get project work done.
  • Ability to thrive both independently and in a team environment.
  • A willingness to do what is needed for the success of the organization.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • International Travel to one or more developing countries

Experience

Applicants should have the following experience and aptitudes:

  • Pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering &/or industrial design
  • Competency in Fusion 360 &/or other CAD tools.
  • Hands-on maintenance, fabrication, &/or construction experience.
  • Eagerness to learn both hands-on and academically.
  • Ability to effectively get project work done.
  • Ability to thrive both independently and in a team environment.
  • A willingness to do what is needed for the success of the organization.
  • A strong work ethic.

Apply

  • To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@burndesignlab.org. For more information on BURN Design Lab, please visit www.burndesignlab.org or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BURNDesignLab.
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