Internship – Power converters design tool (F/M)

SuperGrid Institute

Posted 4 days ago

Every year, SuperGrid Institute organises a networking event at its headquarters in Villeurbanne (69) between students and its managers who are recruiting interns. If you would like to participate in SuperGrid Institute’s Stage Dating which will take place on the 5th of November 2020, please confirm your presence in your application and indicate which internship(s) you would like to apply for.

SuperGrid Institute brings together 180 employees, of 28 different nationalities who work together within a dynamic environment in the city of Lyon. As an independent research and innovation centre, we are dedicated to developing technologies for the future power transmission system, the “supergrid”, including HVDC & MVDC technologies.

As a multi-disciplinary research centre with advanced simulation capabilities & multiple test platforms, including numerous associated laboratories, SuperGrid Institute uses its comprehensive expertise to provide a wide range of services and solutions to support our customers in developing power systems, equipment and components. We specialise in system architecture and work on ensuring network security and stability while allowing for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources. Find out more by visiting our website:

General Context

The program “Power Electronics & Converters” addresses power electronic converters for MVDC & HVDC. In particular, we develop AC-DC and DC-DC power converters, medium frequency transformers and high voltage power electronics building blocks.

The purpose of the internship is to analyse the selected power conversion technologies (isolated DC/DC converters and 2 and 3 level AC/DC converters) for medium voltage applications: smart-substation, transportation, wind, solar, hydro and storage, and to develop a design tool for power converters. Some parts of the design tool already exist.

Objectives / Missions

The main tasks of this internship are:

  • Analyse the medium voltage applications and power conversion technologies, most likely:
    • solar applications (MPPT and grid integration)
    • energy storage
    • electric vehicle charging stations
  • Study the system requirements for the selected applications and the state of the art on the technologies and future trends,
  • Benchmark of the existing tools (Infineon, ABB, powerforge…)
  • Develop a design tool for power converters for the selected applications and topologies in Matlab without advanced toolbox
  • Write the synthesis report.

The internship will be realised in R&D program Power Electronics & Converters (research group of around 30 people).

Candidate Profile

Master or engineering school student in the last year of his/her studies. The student must have a good knowledge in electrical engineering (power electronics and power systems). An experience with Matlab/Simulink software is appreciated.

Other information

The application has to include the internship title, candidate name, CV and the most recent marks. Applications should be sent to the following address:

SuperGrid Institute is an equal opportunities employer. We respect and value the diversity of our employees, their backgrounds and their professional experience. We believe in equality and take affirmative action to ensure that discrimination has no place in our recruitment process nor our company.

Job Features

Job CategoryInternship
Contract TypeInternship
Duration6 months
Start DateMarch 2021

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