Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High School SRI - Joint Global Change Research Institute Intern [Academic] in COLLEGE PARK, Maryland

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308918

Directorate: Earth and Biological Sciences

Division: Joint Global Change Research Institute

Group: Integrated Analysis and Decision Science Team

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high-caliber junior or senior high school students for intern assignment within the High School Student Research Intern (HS SRI) Program. This internship provides an opportunity for students interested in preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM - or Computer Science) to work during the academic year with a scientist/mentor in a specified research area. Students attend regular classes in their school for one-half day.

The student will work at an established research site at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD, and at the Joint Global Global Change Research Institute in College Park, MD. Duties will include helping with field measurements of soil respiration, tree sap flux, and forest structure; data entry and analysis; and learning to develop visualization and analytical code.


When asked to upload your resume to your application, you need to upload one (1) PDF file that includes the following:

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Resume

  3. Unofficial transcript

  4. Personal Statement: Describe who you are beyond your academic achievements and potential. Offer information in regards to what kind of activities, leadership or experiences you’ve had that contributed toward your interest in STEM.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in a public or private high school.

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age by June 2019.

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (from beginning of 9th grade to current standing).

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant Course Work - Basic high school science required

Computer Skills - Computer programming experience desirable, Excel/spreadsheet skills useful

Other Desired Skills - Ability to think critically, perform mathematical calculations, read in depth, and work carefully and independently

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Joint Global Chg Research Inst

Opening Date: 2019-02-11

Closing Date: 2019-03-15