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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory GHC Masters Intern - Research Computing Internship in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312622

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Research Computing

Group: Software & Technology

Job Description

Opportunities abound in our intern projects; you will engage with multidisciplinary groups across the Lab and explore various computing career options. Assignments are flexible and range from 10-12 weeks with the possibility of extension. You will team with fellow interns and be paired with mentors and project stewards. You will be an active contributor playing a central role in the design and development of critical solutions.

Our intern program includes:

  • Strategically important and challenging projects in a team environment.

  • Briefings and final presentation with our CIO and weekly meetings with senior management.

  • Numerous personal & career development opportunities, including a full-time mentor, coaching sessions and workshops, lab tours, and collaborating with a diverse range of PNNL staff, including senior management, research scientists, and junior engineers.

Previous projects include:

  • Implementing an open-source ML workflow tool. This included demonstrating the tool and onboarding research projects

  • Accelerating science by optimizing scientific codes and parallelizing them for supercomputers. This involves a high performance coding bootcamp and collaborating with researchers to optimize their codes.

  • Migrating enterprise applications to be hosted in AzureAaaS. The interns joined were immersed in an existing team and helped develop the framework for future application migrations.

  • Novel exploratory work in our Research Data team, to create visualizations of the Lab’s operational datasets to demonstrate their value, and to develop a tool to automatically evaluate the quality of research dataset.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a Master's program at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related field

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.

Other Information

You are a software developer, data, cyber, or IT engineer driven by a passion to continually learn and grow. If you are a developer or data engineer, you have experience in some of the following C#, C, JavaScript, SQL, JSON, React, R or jQuery. If a Cyber or IT Engineer, you know about, Cloud Migrations, Cyber Security practices and Computing Infrastructure Management. You also possess foundational knowledge configuration management and testing tools.

Teams will be given project ownership and creativity is encouraged. You will be working with many people across the Lab on these projects, including executive management.

We will be at #GHC21, we would love to meet you and introduce you to some of our current interns and share why we love what we do @PNNL.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships

Group: Research Computing

Opening Date: 2021-09-03

Closing Date: 2021-09-28