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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High School - Advanced Study and Development Intern [Academic] in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310083

Directorate: Earth and Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change

Group: Advanced Study and Development

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high-caliber junior or senior high school students for intern assignment within the High School Student Research Intern (HS SRI) Program. This internship provides an opportunity for students interested in preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM - or Computer Science) to work during the academic year with a scientist/mentor in a specified research area. Students attend regular classes in their school for one-half day.

The NGEE-Tropics project ( aims to shed light on the implications of drought in tree mortality, an area of increasing concern under climate hange. We employ a variety of methods in our work; a successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn and implement these processes in collaboration with experienced researchers. This includes processing and analyzing diverse plant tissue samples sourced from the global tropics.


When asked to upload your resume to your application, you need to upload one (1) PDF file that includes the following:

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Resume

  3. Unofficial transcript

  4. Personal Statement: Describe who you are beyond your academic achievements and potential. Offer information in regards to what kind of activities, leadership or experiences you’ve had that contributed toward your interest in STEM.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in a public or private high school.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by January 2020.

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (from beginning of 9th grade to current standing).

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant Course Work: Biological, Environmental, and /or Physical Sciences

Other Desired Skills: Research experience highly preferred

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

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Advanced Study & Development

Opening Date: 2019-11-06

Closing Date: 2019-11-28