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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Earth-System Analysis in COLLEGE PARK, Maryland

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310089

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change

Group: Joint Global Change Research Institute

Job Description

The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) in College Park, MD has an undergraduate internship opportunity for one or more students to work with our earth system modeling team. The intern will work on modeling of the earth system using the open source tool Hector, related models, and/or continue the development of the CEDS historical emissions data system. This opportunity requires data processing and/or programing skills, writing skills, and good interpersonal skills. Applicants with particularly strong software skills will work on a variety of code development tasks that might include computational, data processing, and/or visualization codes in R and/or C++. The position is available for current students only, is a paid internship (hourly), and will continue through summer 2020 and the next school year (contingent upon satisfactory performance). The work location is at University Research Court off of River Road, accessible by University of Maryland-College Park shuttle to/from its main campus. Note that our preferred candidates are from local universities who can work on site, part time during the school year and continue during the summer. Co-op student applicants are also welcome.

JGCRI houses an interdisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to understanding human and Earth system interactions with an aim towards addressing energy, environment and economic challenges and opportunities in United States and world-wide. JGCRI researchers publish their findings in leading scientific journals and work with US Federal agencies, state governments, industry, foundations, and universities. JGCRI researchers are leaders in the international and national climate and global change research communities through prominent roles in science-based integrated assessments of energy and agricultural systems and water resources. The work environment at JGCRI is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, focused on solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges associated with energy, water and environment. Located in College Park, Maryland, JGCRI is a partnership between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy and the University of Maryland at College Park.

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 3.0.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a major in atmospheric sciences, geography, environmental science, computer science, engineering, or related field. Some programing background (R, Python, Matlab) is required. Experience in programming high-level languages (Java, C++ a strong plus). Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are necessary.

JGCRI REQUIRES THAT ALL APPLICANTS SUBMIT A RESUME AND A COVER LETTER, AS A SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT , describing how your education, skills and experience align with this position’s duties. Please attach your cover letter to your resume as one document when you submit your application online.

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: Human-Earth Sys Sci: Devlpmnt

Opening Date: 2019-11-10

Closing Date: 2019-12-30