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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Business Student - Communications Intern in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311845

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Communications & Publications

Group: Content & Quality, Project Communications

Job Description

The Opportunity

Work on projects that serve the communications needs of a wide variety of clients from across PNNL as part of the Communications and Publications Division! As a communications intern, you’ll join a talented, diverse team and work on projects in internal communications, external communications, news, media, web, content editing, and more. You’ll also team with creative professionals to help develop ideas for visual elements to enhance our communications products. You’ll be mentored by communications leaders from across the division as you complete this work.

What you’ll do:

  • Learn the value of and collaborate with the specialized teams in the Division—S&T Communications, Internal Communications, Creative Services, Content and Quality, and News and Media—and lean on the skills and professional support of others to complete projects as per the standard workflow.

  • Learn how to use a workflow and job management system (Jira).

  • Write general content for internal and external audiences, including content for newsletters, emails, calendars, the website.

  • Team with Creative Services to initiate and advise on necessary create elements for projects and stories.

  • Practice applying various style guides (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook) to your work.

  • Learn how to collect and incorporate feedback from clients and peers.

  • Sharpen your skills in writing and editing, as well as PowerPoint storyboarding, formatting, and design.

  • Tag and optimize content on the PNNL external website using Drupal

  • Interact, communicate, and problem solve with a diverse team of communicators within the Communications and Publications Division and across PNNL.

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

If you’re a junior or senior level college student with a major in communications, marketing, advertising, public relations, English, digital or traditional media, or a related major that has led to an advanced proficiency in communications, we want to connect with you! Details are below, and you don’t need to meet all requirements to be considered.

  • Interest in the field of communications

  • Communications-related college major or area of focus; “Rising Junior,” “Rising Senior,” or 2021 graduate status

  • Training and advanced aptitude in communications

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to write and proofread content for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Project Communications

Opening Date: 2021-03-22

Closing Date: 2021-04-16