Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Business Student - Contracts (Undergraduate) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306017

Directorate: Business Systems

Group: Business Development & Analysis

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking summer interns with a background in accounting, finance, or related business field. The internship will consist of one or more rotational assignments within PNNL’s Business Systems Directorate (BSD) Contracts department. Successful candidates will assist staff in a variety of areas, including:

Contracts Rotation – under supervision of a Contracts Manager or designee:

-Responsible for planning, preparation, submission and execution of non-complex contracts for commercial off-the-shelf commodities and services

-Developing a working knowledge of Battelle/PNNL and DOE policies and procedures with respect to government procurement regulations

-Conducting market research for potential sources of supply or services, conducting contract negotiations normally valued at less than $25K. Drafting simple contractual instruments in accordance with prescribed templates and guidelines

-Determining reasonableness of price for goods and services procured through the use of techniques such as price competition and published list prices

-Monitoring expenditures, deliverables, and completion dates of contracts

-Supporting day-to-day operations in contracts

-Preparing documents for file close-out

-Identifying process improvements that enable more effective and efficient business operations


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.


Preferred Qualifications

Proficient computer skills with competency in spreadsheet and database programs, preferably Excel and Access, as well as Word and PowerPoint.

Good oral and written communication skills

Proactive, positive, and outgoing attitude

Preference will be given to candidates with Junior or above standing who have achieved an intermediate level of coursework, experience, or combination of the two.

3.0 GPA or higher preferred


Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Directorate: Business Systems

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Business Devlp & Analysis

Opening Date: 2016-11-29

Closing Date: 2017-01-31