Clean Energy Intern

Kemetco Research Inc. Published: September 28, 2020
Richmond, British Columbia
Internship Type
Salary range
$18 per hour
Hours per week
Start Date
End Date


Kemetco is working an a project to develop an improved rechargeable battery using low cost and non-hazardous active materials such as zinc and manganese dioxide.

Duties and responsibilities

The intern will assist in laboratory experimental work on the project.  The duties and responsibilities will involve production of experimental battery materials and batteries based on guidelines provided.  The experimental batteries will be tested and data used to determine the next set of experiments to achieve an optimized battery performance

Knowledge and skills

The knowledge and skills required include experience in the safe operation of a chemical laboratory and a basic understanding of electrochemistry and operation of laboratory instruments.  Training will be provided in detailed assembly of batteries and the operation of a battery analyzer.

Education required

A student in engineering, with preference in chemical engineering.

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary students and graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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