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Energy Storage Engineering Intern

Washington DC Metro Area, Remote

About Lightshift Energy:

Founded at the beginning of 2019, Lightshift Energy (formerly Delorean Power) focuses on the development, design, financing, construction, ownership and operations of utility-scale energy storage projects in the US.  Large-scale batteries allow our customers to save costs, operate the grid more reliably, and balance variations in wind and solar production.  Located in Arlington, VA, Lightshift Energy works with utilities and large electric consumers on sophisticated, value-maximizing approaches to energy storage and clean energy integration.  Lightshift Energy’s leadership combines decades of clean energy expertise with a commitment to accelerating the shift to a sustainable energy future through storage.

Description of Role:

The Engineering Intern will be involved in a variety of tasks related to the development, implementation, and improvement of energy storage systems. This may include assisting in the design and analysis of energy storage systems, conducting research on emerging technologies and industry trends, and collaborating with engineers on project planning and execution. Additionally, the intern may be involved in data analysis, documentation, and providing support in troubleshooting and problem-solving activities.  Key responsibilities for the role include:


  • Develop comprehensive understanding of battery storage systems, their components, integration, site engineering and construction;

  • Design and optimize energy storage systems based on project requirements and technical specifications;

  • Monitor and analyze the operational performance of energy storage systems, identifying and resolving issues;

  • Develop and implement maintenance plans to ensure the reliability and longevity of energy storage assets;

  • Work on regulatory compliance and safety standards associated with energy storage projects;

  • Collaborate with clients, suppliers, and regulatory authorities to address project requirements and ensure compliance;

  • Contribute to the development of technical documentation, reports, and specifications;

  • Participate in project meetings, presenting technical information and updates to stakeholders;

  • Engage in troubleshooting and problem-solving to address technical challenges that may arise during project implementation.


  • Currently pursuing a degree in engineering, preferably with a focus on electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field;

  • Knowledge and experience in the US energy industry; 

  • General understanding of energy storage services and applications; 

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills;

  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to new technologies, industry trends, and project requirements;

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative while also being a proactive team player.


Arlington, VA headquarters but may make exceptions for candidates finishing a degree program.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Hourly compensation provided commensurate with experience; 

  • Possible bonus incentives for successful project work.

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