Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Computer Tech Intern in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309047

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Risk and Decision Sciences

Job Description

Do you want to be challenged with hard problems in national security, energy, and science and apply cutting-edge research to make our nation safer and stronger? Does developing complex computer code, designing new visualizations, optimizing solutions for energy, or working with big data sound compelling to you? Do you want to work side by side with world class scientists?

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high caliber undergraduate students for assignments within the Risk and Decision Sciences Technical Group of the Energy and Environment Directorate. This is a local position located in Richland WA and looking to be filled immediately . The position is considered year-round and is flexible with the candidate’s school schedule.

As an intern in the Risk and Decision Sciences Technical Group you will assist in testing, automated testing, configuration, test setup, hardware integration, documentation, and maintenance. You may also assist in software design and development, depending on skills/experience.

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

  1. 3.00 or higher GPA is preferred.

  2. General web development and/or testing methods preferred.

  3. Exposure or experience with database development using SQL Server or similar

  4. Preferred skills (but not required) include Selenium Web Driver and GIT

  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

  6. Strong written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills required

  7. Must display maturity and high level of professionalism

  8. Exposure or experience problem solving, rapidly learning and adapting in a professional environment

  9. Desire to work with other professionals both in the office and in the field

  10. Desire for hands on work with Commercial products, and data automation

Exposure to one or more:

  • HTML5/CSS3

  • PHP

  • Python

  • MySQL, PostgreSQL

  • Local Area Networks

  • Serial/Com Port Data

  • Javascript (ECMAScript 2016 7th Edition) also AJAX-JSON-REST requests


  • JQuery

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

Other Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment – It is expected the selected candidate will perform work at the 3440 Building. Therefore the candidate must be 18 years of age or older.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Risk & Decision Sciences

Opening Date: 2019-03-12

Closing Date: 2019-03-26