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Find more detailed information on the shea project here

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BURN Design Lab
18850 103rd Avenue SW Suite 220
Vashon, WA 98070

Shea Project Update

BDL and Burro have been awarded $125,000 for the development of an improved shea roaster in Northern Ghana. We are actively raising matching funds for the $250,000 project and your support is greatly appreciated! Please consider donating to the project above.

What’s it like to work at Burn Design Lab?

We are an ambitious research and design organization.  Burn Design Lab provides the opportunity to work in an innovative lab working to solve some of the world's biggest problems.

Internship: Clean Cookstove Development

Development and Fundraising Internship

BDL is seeking a current college student, current graduate student, or recent college graduate who is interested in serving as an intern and providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support to BDL’s development team. In return, BDL will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, philanthropy, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization with a global reach. The Development Intern will report to the Development Coordinator. 

Internship: Clean Cookstove Development

Engineering Intern

Burn Design Lab currently has an opening for a 6 – 12 month Cookstove Development Internship. Burn will provide a stipend for qualified candidates. Depending upon qualifications, aptitude, and need, the successful candidate will be engaged in:

Performance, combustion and emissions testing for clean burning cookstoves
Analysis of testing results
Developing testing methodology for cookstoves
Assisting in R&D of stoves based on testing results
Durability testing & evaluation of cookstoves & cookstove components
Computer modeling of cookstoves
Cookstove components materials evaluation and selection


Partner with Us!  If you represent an organization interested in partnering with BDL on a cookstove project, please contact us.


Volunteer with us!  We will contact you with opportunities.

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