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XFlow Energy Internship

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Positions: Engineering Associate
Location: Seattle, WA
Innovation Area: Generation and Conversion
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Compensation: $7,500
Internship Term: 8 weeks

XFlow Energy is a wind energy startup focusing on reducing the cost of energy generation from wind. XFlow brings innovations from Stanford and the University of Washington to solve historical issues with vertical-axis turbines, unlocking their potential to generate energy at the lowest cost of any wind technology. In-house prototype construction, testing, and simulation is used to ensure turbine robustness, manufacturability, and optimal real-world performance.


Assist in engineering simulations and calculations, including structural finite element analysis. Asist in manufacturing tasks, including operating a CNC Router and manual lathe and mill. Assist in performing turbine testing operations, including in the field, recording and analyzing data, and writing reports.

Who Should Apply

Self-motivated problem solvers interested in contributing to developing an exciting new renewable energy technology.

Required Expertise

MATLAB, Solidworks modeling, machine shop experience

Preferred Skills/Majors

  • Engineering or related major
  • Fluent in MATALB and Solidworks
  • Experience with CNC machines, including CAM
  • Experience in finite element analysis
  • Experience in electrical system design