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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High School - BOLTS Data Sciences and Analytics Intern [Summer] in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311735

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing and Analytics

Group: Applied Statistics and Computational Modeling

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high caliber high school students for intern assignments within the Bridging Opportunities for Leadership and Training in STEM (BOLTS). The Computing and Analytics Division is looking for individuals who have a passion for solving critical national challenges using advanced computational, statistical, and mathematical techniques. The intern will be given an opportunity to be presented with complex problems in national security, energy, and science; apply cutting-edge research to make our nation safer and stronger; develop complex computer code; develop and participate in cyber competitions; design new visualization; work with big data and optimize solutions for energy.

The internship can be in one of the four following technical groups:

  1. Applied Statistics & Computational Modeling

  2. Cyber Security

  3. Data Sciences & Analytics

  4. Visual Analytics


In order to have a complete application package, the three (3) listed items below are required and must be uploaded correctly per the below instructions. Combine the below into one (1) document :

  1. Resume

  2. Current unofficial transcript (cumulative GPA must be listed)

  3. Personal statement describing how your specific interests pertain to one of the focus areas listed above, such as personal projects, hobbies outside of class, or any other activity to help you gain extra experience in your field beyond textbook knowledge.

When prompted to “Upload Resume” all documents listed above must be bundled into ONE SINGLE FILE for resume upload.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a senior in Chiawana High School at time of application.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in PNNL BOLTS program

  • Applicants must demonstrate participation in BOLTS program

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age by May 2021.

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (from beginning of 9th grade to current standing).

  • Some projects may require US Citiezenship

Preferred Qualifications

Desired skills:

  • Excitement to learn new skills and tools in programs like R, Python, etc.

  • Discrete event simulation (e.g., Arena)

  • Agent based modeling,Java, JavaScript, web design, software testing, C#, C++, SQL, and JSON

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: National Security

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Data Sciences & Analytics

Opening Date: 2021-04-07

Closing Date: 2021-04-26