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We’re looking for a skilled, creative summer intern to help design and implement a control system in connection with Zephyr’s new liquid desiccant-based air conditioner system, which can respond to changes in weather, energy prices, user inputs, and more. Your work will range over a number of topics depending on company need and your interests, but may include developing controls strategies, working with a variety of sensors and control elements, programming of PLC controllers, modeling system responses to various external inputs, and more.


 Somerville, MA


Summer Internship

What You’ll Do

  • Design a controls system that can operate a series of pumps, valves, fans, and other devices in response to changes in the environment, user-defined operating conditions, and other input parameters

  • Help with sensor and controller selection, installation, and operation

  • Implement and write code for a PLC system

  • Ensure operation is compliant with industry standards for smart devices, such as ANSI/CTA-2045-B

  • Run experiments, collect and interpret data, compare data to models and assist in updating models where appropriate

  • Assist in hardware design and system integration of heat and mass exchangers, membrane systems, pumps, and other equipment

Who You are

  • You are passionate and innovative

  • You communicate early and often

  • You are kind and courteous to others

  • You are adaptable and excel in a less defined, high pace environment

What You’ll Bring

  • Working towards or recently completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field

  • Ability to work onsite at Greentown Labs, Somerville, MA 4-5 days per week

  • Fundamental understanding of control systems

  • Hands-on lab experience designing experiments, assembling, and testing hardware

  • Good track record of safe laboratory practice

  • Experience with of data acquisition systems and data collection

  • Understanding of machine learning basics is a plus

  • Understanding and modeling of thermal and chemical systems is a plus (thermodynamic cycles, heat and mass transfer, chemical reactions, and equilibrium)

What You Get:

  • Opportunity to help define innovative, high-tech cooling technology with motivated team

  • See the inside of an early stage climatetech startup

  • A great community of other interns and climatetech entrepreneurs working at Greentown Labs

  • Competitive hourly rate

  • Potential to continue work in future as intern, co-op, or full-time position

Diversity does not just benefit society but promotes a vibrant business environment. Creativity and scientific discovery are enhanced by a diverse team with different ways of thinking, backgrounds, and personal stories. We therefore seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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