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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Business Intern Finance/Accounting - Undergraduate (Summer 2021) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311186

Directorate: Business Systems

Division: Financial Planning & Business Services

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 Services Directorate (BSD). Successful candidates will assist staff in a variety of areas, including:

Finance/Accounting Rotation – under supervision of a Finance Manager or designee:

  • Varied functions including troubleshooting one-of-a-kind problems, administration, research, and financial or data analysis

  • Assistance in tracking costs, budgets, and program funds by reviewing key data sources and interacting with staff on a regular basis

  • Development, coordination and presentation of financial forecasts and budgets

  • Supporting day-to-day operations in accounting and budgeting

  • Cash and/or general ledger reconciliations and problem analysis/resolution

  • Proposal pricing

  • Preparation of financial reports for internal and external customers

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

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be degree-seeking students preferably in a business field and 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.

Preferred Education

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. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher perferred.

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Business Services

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Financial Planning & Bus Srvc

Opening Date: 2020-12-03

Closing Date: 2020-12-10