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

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311849

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Communications & Publications

Group: Internal & Mission Support

Job Description

The Opportunity

Help develop intranet sites that serve the internal communications, transparency, and documentation needs of PNNL’s science and technology (S&T) and Mission Support groups as part of the Communications and Publications Division! As a communications intern, you’ll join a talented, diverse team and work to establish, populate, and socialize SharePoint-driven internal websites (“intranet sites”). You’ll be mentored by communications leaders as you develop site maps, preliminary designs, and content.

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.

  • Learn about the process and importance of setting up a well-functioning SharePoint-driven internal website for PNNL’s groups

  • Team with leaders in Internal Communications and S&T Communications to develop a project timeline,draft a site map, and write content for various websites as identified by the intranet manager.

  • Team with Creative Services to deliver mock-up designs and coordinate graphic elements for the intranet sites.

  • Participate in client showcase meetings to socialize drafts of each site, provide status updates, and collect client feedback from leadership.

  • 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, computer science, or a related major that has led to an advanced proficiency in SharePoint and you have great skills in writing and editing, 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 SharePoint

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

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: Internal & Mission Support

Opening Date: 2021-03-22

Closing Date: 2021-04-16