Summer project

Put your knowledge into practice during an eight weeks long summer project at Europe's largest supplier of renewable energy. Join the summer project and contribute to solving the global climate challenges.


We are proud to offer an annual summer project – a rewarding and exciting challenge over the course of eight weeks where you will get the opportunity to work on real-life and important topics. This way you can approach future challenges within renewable energy, decarbonization and electrification. Further, the project provides a steep learning curve and the opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills and prepare for work-life. 

How is it organised?
Each year we recruit six-eight candidates from different theoretical and cultural backgrounds from both Norwegian and international universities. The team works intensively together over a period of eight weeks, with close follow-up by Statkraft mentors. The outcome of the project is presented to corporate management and shared with the whole organization by the end of the period.

The summer project 2019
In 2019, the summer project was titled "Powering a Green India" and we asked the students to come up with business ideas on how Statkraft can become a significant energy player in India by 2025. The key question was:

What will the energy market in India look like in 2025 and how should Statkraft prepare and get ready for this?

We received a total of 375 applications, and eight talented and highly motivated students from Germany, India, Italy and Norway were chosen to come up with ideas. The students worked in an agile manner, and they also worked from both the HQ in Oslo and from Statkrafts offices in India. We were delighted by the diversity of the academic backgrounds, ranging from Renewable Energy Engineering, Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Business, Economy and more. The students concluded with a presentation to corporate management and the rest of the organization presenting their findings and ideas.

If you would like to see what this year's team got up to, check the Summer Project Blog.

How to apply?
The next summer project will be announced in Feb/March 2020. If you would like to be notified when the summer project is released you can subscribe to upcoming positions here or follow us on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram for updates.