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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High School SBI - S&T Communications Admin Assistant [Summer] in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310532

Directorate: Communications and Information Technology

Division: Communications and Publications

Group: S&T Communications

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high-caliber junior or senior high school students for intern assignments within the High School Student Business Intern (HS SBI) program. This internship provides an opportunity for high school students interested in business careers to work during the academic year with a mentor in a specified business area. Students attend regular classes in their school for half a day and work up to four hours a day, five days each week at the Laboratory.

The student will assist the S&T Communications team as it manages research, planning, implementation, and evaluation of communications strategies in PNNL’s national security mission area. Supports development and delivery of products for multiple stakeholders, including sponsors, collaborators, peers, elected officials, researchers, staff, and leaders. Creates presentations, brochures, web content, scientific and technical highlights, newsletters, posters, press releases, scripts, and other materials in collaboration with PNNL’s experts.


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 a business career.


Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age by June 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: Coursework in English, journalism, marketing, and digital media. Curiosity for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Computer Skils Desired: Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. Able to quickly learn new software programs and web tools. Basic experience and comfort using social media.

Other Desired Skills: Students who excel at writing, editing, planning, or creative arts. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; work requires continual attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated interest in communications and event management.

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Communications & Publications

Opening Date: 2020-03-03

Closing Date: 2020-04-06