Wanted: internship - COLib development

Resource description

Scientific writing and web development for an opensource collaborative dynamic simulation library

Location: Paris La Défense
Duration: 3 to 6 months
Start date: asap Q4/23
Working hours: full-time internship
Contact & application: sebastien.lepy@cresym.eu, mathilde.bongrain@cresym.eu


CRESYM is a non-profit association, gathering industrial & academic research organisations and aiming at solving the coming challenges for the future, fast-evolving European energy system. More specifically, the association and its members address common modelling issues, becoming more and more significant due to the massive development of power-electronics based components.

In COLib, the aim is to create a collaborative shared dynamic simulation library for academic and industrial partners that would benefit to all by its high quality, transparency of model equations, and concrete applications (real test cases). Power systems components, networks, and small and large test cases for steady-state and dynamic stability studies shall be addressed. For each of them, the description of the model/test case is detailed on one side (kind of a Wikipedia article), and the open-source implementations with quality indicators is presented on the other side.

2 main missions

Scientific writing: the intern will be primary source of creation of content for the website dealing with the area of power system specialty, with minimum content creation guidelines. This means that, for each dynamic model/test case:

  • a bibliographical review is performed.
  • a complete qualitative article is written including electrical diagrams and equations, based on the selected literature. Content will be written in technical English, following industry appropriate grammar, spelling and language conventions.
  • a search for opensource implementations is carried out.
  • work is submitted for approval, and all required changes are made.

Website development: a first version of the library has been built with GitHub Pages and the popular static site generator Jekyll. In the developing process of the website, the intern is expected to propose improvements and contribute to the coding effort.

Required skills

  • You are in 4th or 5th year of college graduate program in electrical engineering, automation and control engineering or a related field.
  • You have an appetite for bibliographical review and technical writing.
  • You have skills in website development (javascript, html, etc…) or you want to develop them.
  • You have a solid knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • You have good interpersonal skills, the ability to thrive in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.
  • Prior industry experience in energy sector is a plus.

& You demontrate:

  • Analytical skills
  • Autonomy and taking initiative
  • Rigor
  • Logical mind
  • Team spirit
  • English proficiency

Credit: the cool “wanted” picture is by Rochak Shukla on Freepik