Six summer interns join Sizewell C

By Rebecca Sodeinde | Published on 4 August 2023 | 3 min read

The Sizewell C summer internship is now into its fourth year after welcoming six university students onto the project this week.

Over 50 candidates were whittled down to six who will work with Sizewell C for the next six weeks.

This year’s internship programme was targeted at students interested in how a career in the nuclear industry can help tackle climate change.  It’s one of several career pathways into nuclear and gaining valuable experience in the sector.

Sizewell C Joint Managing Director, Julia Pyke, has been closely involved in the internship programme since its inception and said, “We’ve been running a summer internship for the last four years and see it as an important way of inspiring the next generation about careers in nuclear. It’s vital that as many people as possible see a career in nuclear as a career for them. Our project is going to be around for generations to come so internships like this are key to accessing young, intelligent and ambitious people who will be the future of the nuclear industry.”

The interns will be hosted by several different teams across the project including Environment, Engineering, and Finance & Economic Regulation. They will contribute to the main objectives of those teams whilst learning about the business. Tasks vary according to the team, but previous interns have always found great value in the work they’ve completed on the internship.

Ophelia Rajpaul is studying for a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Development at the University of Birmingham. Upon joining Sizewell C’s Finance and Economic Regulation team internship, she said, “Sizewell C is such an important project in helping us reach Net Zero. Because of this, I knew that the internship was an opportunity to experience a variety of roles, from community engagement to engineering. The summer internship is a great opportunity to learn about the complexity of the nuclear industry and has proved we all have a place in it.”

Joining Ophelia (bottom right) in this year’s intake are

  • Chisom Kosisochukwu Nwudoh (top right; MSc. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Suffolk)
  • Joseph Chang Hsien Lim (top middle; M.Eng Engineering, University of Cambridge)
  • Katherina Gelborova (top right; M.Sci Physics, University of Birmingham)
  • Samuel Olusegun Ahonsi (bottom left; MSc. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Suffolk)
  • Tejal Paliya (bottom middle; M.Eng Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge)

The interns will also work together on a group project, aimed at tackling a key challenge the project is facing. They will present on it at the end of the six-week placement.

We wish them every success.

Posted by Rebecca Sodeinde

Rebecca is Sizewell C's Digital Communications Manager