Summer Internship 2018 - Technology Development/R&D Porsgrunn & Årdal

Hydro is a global aluminium company with production, sales and trading activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite, alumina and energy generation to the production of primary aluminium and rolled products as well as recycling. Based in Norway, the company has 13,000 employees involved in activities in more than 40 countries on all continents. Rooted in more than a century of experience in renewable energy production, technology development and progressive partnerships, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of the customers and communities we serve.

Primary Metal Technology (PMT) is responsible for research and development related to primary production of aluminium. Hydro is world leader within aluminium production technology and has high ambitions for further technology development. An internship at Hydro gives you valuable experience, technological insight and network from a large, dynamic and international company.

As a student in Hydro, you take part in our joint efforts to create a more viable world where value creation, climate and energy go hand in hand; through continuous innovation, technological development and commercial skills, and by providing benefit to society through smart solutions in aluminum. It is an important social responsibility, and to us in Hydro also a business opportunity. Hydro has meant a difference for more than a hundred years, and together we will pave the way for another hundred years; only better, bigger and greener.

Area of Responsibility

Summer interns will work with real R&D projects together with our experts. We recruit 6 interns to all of our disciplines in the technology development unit (PMT) in Årdal and Porsgrunn: Cell design, Electrolysis, Process control, Anode production, Material properties & design.

Project- and Master Thesis: Your internship in Primary Metal Technology can be followed up by a project- and/or a master thesis for Hydro.


  • Minimum three years of completed studies within relevant areas such as Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Mathematical modelling, Materials Science, Cybernetics, Mechanical Engineering, Light Metal Production, Physics
  • Good academic results
  • Preferably engagement through student activities
  • Strong communication and cooperation skills
  • Curious and result oriented attitude
  • Fluent in English

The Hydro Internship Program

Summer Internship in Hydro:

  • 8 weeks (mid. June to mid. August)
  • Theory into practice
  • Real tasks and challenges
  • Dedicated buddy/mentor
  • A taste of a potential career

Common program with all interns:

  • Two-day Introduction Program
  • Plant Visit / Excursion
  • Social Events
  • Group Case Assignment
  • Closing Event

Application Deadline: November 5th 2017

Join us. Make your talent count. Renew the future.

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Updated: September 22, 2017