Eversource Energy Center Pioneering Diversity Internship

Eversource Energy Center is creating a scholarship opportunity to engage underrepresented minority undergraduate students in the energy sector by providing $2,600 in each of the following: Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 to work on the Center’s research projects.

Established in 2015, the Eversource Energy Center (EEC) has been advancing leading-edge interdisciplinary research and technology assuring reliable power during extreme weather and security events. This has been done through a variety of research projects in the following areas—

Power Outages: Predicting weather-related power outages and restoration through data analytics.

Weather Prediction: Assess and improve forecasting of severe storms to support the prediction of power outages.

Vegetation Management: Reducing the risk of tree-related storm damage to the power grid infrastructure.

Wildfires: Modeling the occurrence and propagation of wildfires through data analytics.

Irrigation: Using remote sensing data and weather predictions to reduce water usage.

Floods: Assessing the flood inundation risk for power grid infrastructure using flood simulations.

Biodiversity: Using statistical methods to forecast biodiversity response to climate and environmental pressures.

Renewables: Modeling scenarios of renewable energy sources integration in the electric grid of the future.

Wind Energy: Studying offshore wind generation through weather data analytics.

Remote Sensing: Use of remote sensing techniques for infrastructure mapping and land cover disturbance.

Structural: Studying infrastructure fragility curves.

Resilience: Studying the vulnerability and resilience of the electrical grid to weather events in a changing climate.

Economics: Evaluating economic benefits of power grid reinforcement and modernization to residents, utilities, and the state

Internship Requirements—

  1. Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Sciences or Business.
  2. Being in Sophomore or Junior year maintaining a GPA greater than 2.3.
  3. Must be willing to dedicate 10 hours per week to research during the semester and 20 hours per week during the summer.

Application Process—

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Name of a faculty member or collaborator for reference
  • Personal statement indicating the thematic area of interest and any experience you have had in research.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/xqWpVGsFReavCRrA9

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Tara Malone