Curious what to expect as a summer intern in Hydro? Through our eight-week development program you get an impression of how your daily work can be after you graduate. Meet some of the people who’ve completed their internship and why they chose Hydro.
Erik-Anant Stedjan Narayan
Background: Energy and Environment, NTNU
Department: Energy Supply & Development
I spent the summer at Hydro Energy in Oslo where I worked on understanding how Germany's transition to a renewables-based power system could affect Hydro's business. It was a task where the data modeling and power technology I learned at university met head on with the realities of policy and uncertainties.
Embrik Tvenge Einang
Background: Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, NTNU
Department: Information Systems
I spent the summer in Årdalstangen with Hydro APICS. I worked with two other summer interns and a permanent employee on PdM (Predictive Maintenance) related to a massive cutter that makes channels on anodes weighing 450 kilograms. The task was tough but gave us a good insight into the use of technology in heavy industry and the complexity of operating systems. During our free time there were plenty of activities with the rest of the great group of summer interns.
Background: Product Development and Production, NTNU
Department: Projects & Maintenance
This summer I was an intern in Hydro at Sunndalsøra. I worked in the project department on projects covering everything from driverless vehicles to reducing magnetic fields in the electrolysis area. In connection with the projects I had the opportunity to travel to Årdal and Oslo. The work tasks were exciting, varied and, not least, relevant to my education. After work it was easy to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings as it's a short trek up the mountain, with a great view of the plant.
Tiril Berg Bjørsom
Background: Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTNU
Department: Energy Power Operations
This summer I was an intern in Hydro at Nesflaten. I worked on a rehabilitation project on a dam at Lake Holmavatn. My work day at the plant consisted of monitoring and documenting the quality of the work being performed on the dam by the building contractor. In our free time we enjoyed the beautiful nature in the area.
Background: Materials Technology, NTNU
This summer I worked for Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products in Holmestrand, where aluminium is recycled from cans and other products. Through data analysis and measurements, I looked for the causes of crack formation and other defects that occur during casting. I received demanding assignments where I could apply knowledge from my studies in statistics, modeling and metallurgy to real production challenges. It was also particularly convenient that the plant is located right on the fjord, so I could go swimming after work.
Background: Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU
Department: Information Systems
This summer I worked in the Cloud team where I created a cloud-based business analysis tool that was designed to analyze data, visualize results, and automate management reporting. It was cool and motivating as an intern to be entrusted to develop a product that will be used daily by Hydro's management to make their work day easier. Although much of my time was spent on product development and meetings, there was always time for a little foosball with some of my colleagues.