One-week internship at DTU Energy

Do you think that science is exciting? Are you curious to know where the energy will be coming from in the next 10, 20 or 50 years? If the answer is yes, then you should apply for a one-week internship at DTU Energy!

Students at DTU Lyngby
Students at DTU Lyngby

Are you a student in 8th to 10th grade who finds science exciting? Are you curious about how our energy will be produced in the coming 10, 20 or even 50 years? If so, then this one-week internship at DTU Energy is just what you need!

At DTU Energy our focus lies with the energy solutions of the future, and we are always looking for new and better ways to produce and store energy. As such, we focus on a wide array of different energy technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis, thermal energy storage, carbon capture and more.

Our research goal is to ensure sustainable energy for the future, which we try to achieve through both theoretical understanding of the technologies we research and an excellence in the experimental methods required to create and study them. We use supercomputers to run simulations and are building autonomous laboratories that reduce the amount of tedious assembly and lower the experimental uncertainty through higher repeatability.

For this one-week internship, which takes place every year in week 44, we accept applications from school students in the 8th to 10th grade. During this week, you will get to experience both the research areas we focus on and the methods we use in our daily work. The internship will mainly be in Danish, but do expect some English, since there are many international employees at DTU Energy.

Below is an example program for the week. The time slots are set, but the content changes from year to year.








Introduction to DTU Energy and a guided tour of DTU

Alkaline Electrolysis


Electron Microscopy

Simulating Materials








Automated Experimental Design


Surface Science

Computational Physics

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

If you want to participate in this one-week internship in week 44, then please write an email to Christina Basse Riel,, wherein you give a short introduction of yourself and your motivation for participation. This email can be in either Danish or English.