About Heliogen

Heliogen is a clean energy company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in all sectors of the economy. Heliogen’s mission is to create the world’s first technology that can commercially replace fossil fuels in industrial processes with carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat from the sun and to transform sunlight into fuels, including hydrogen, at scale. Heliogen was created at Idealab, the leading technology incubator.

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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 Alhambra, CA
“I loved the culture at this company and how welcoming everyone was. The full-time employees answered my questions, included me socially, and treated my work as valuable and worthwhile. I had a lot of freedom in deciding the direction of my work and the type of projects that I worked on.”

Simulation Engineer Intern

June 2020 - September 2020 Pasadena, CA
“The company culture was very collaborative, laidback, and open. We had weekly and daily team check-ins where everyone could share their plans of the week/what they were working on for the day. People were always constantly bouncing off feedback from one another, and I always felt comfortable asking my coworkers and my boss for help when I ran into trouble during work. My mentor was amazing, helpful, and dedicated. I was given a lot of flexibility in structuring my internship, which meant that I had a lot of say over what I wanted to do, and I could take ownership of the work that I did. We had daily 1:1s which really helped with outlining the course for my work considering the insane number of questions I had about the codebase or going about implementing a certain feature. My mentor constantly reminded me to take breaks and to take time off on the weekends or on weeknights, and thus I didn't feel pressured to overwork myself. There was a variety of projects that I worked on, and each of them required some mathematical/physics background on top of programming experience due to the nature of the subject matter. Ultimately, each small feature felt meaningful and contributed to the needs of the company, and I was very satisfied with the work I did during the internship.”
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