My name is Ryan Stoltenberg and I am the Intern Program Manager at the Stone Edge Farm Microgrid Project in Sonoma California. This private renewable energy project has been underway since 2013 and we have been hosting interns since Summer, 2014.
Over the last 4 summers, our paid intern program has employed high school to PhD students from universities all over the United States and some international students as well. We are specifically looking to recruit one or two students interested in Renewable Energy, Global Energy Generation, and Sustainable Energy Policies for the 2019 program.
Below is a brief overview about the internship as well as a link to our website. Feel free to share this information with relevant faculty members and potential candidates. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the project or program and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Stone Edge Farm Microgrid
At Stone Edge Farm, we seek to prove the business model for a microgrid system in an ever aging utility structure. We are implementing innovative renewable technology and engineering strategies in order to demonstrate their potential viability so contractors and energy providers throughout both the state and the world may follow suit. This demonstration project is open source making all data and findings available to the public. The internship program has been developed with the aim of exposing college students to this innovative research and development project.
Goals and Expectations:
Inerns will be expected to design and execute a group or individual project over the 3 month internship timeline this summer. This will begin with a proposal period where ideas and plans are discussed and refined into a one page document. The final prodict of theses projects will be a paper summarzing methods, data, experience, and results gained by each intern. On top of this project, interns will be asked to research new technology as well as work in the field with full time employees to get hands on experience with microgrid components. General expectations for all employees include on-time attendance, and feedback to managers on project progress in weekly intern meetings.
- A one page project proposal
- A paper summarizing methodology, data, and results
- Exit presentation to peers on project findings and overall lessons learned
- Ad-hoc reports as requested
*Inrerested intern candidates please send your resume to: Ryan@sefmicrogrid.com
Ryan Stoltenberg, Program Manager SEF Microgrid