Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High School Science Programs Student - HS SRI - Biosystems Dynamics & Simulation Intern [Academic] in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307458

Directorate: Earth and Biological Sciences

Division: Science and Technology

Group: Biosystems Dynamics and Simulation


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.

Student will be performing supportive tasks for this project such as ordering supplies and consumables, refilling pipet racks, labeling vials and filling out Chemical Disposal Recycle Requst forms.


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 or junior in a public or private high school.

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age by August 2018.

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


Preferred Qualifications

Relevant Course Work Desired: Chemistry, biology and/or physics classes taken or planned on taking.

Computer Skills Desired: Familiarity with Excel, One Note, Word and to some degree PowerPoint. Familiarity with HTML to edit a Wiki page, is a plus.

Other Desired Skills: Willingness to work independently as well as part of a team is key to this position. Being able to prioritize multiple tasks and a workflow that is constantly in flux is a definite plus. Being detail oriented and very organized is desired.


Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

.Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Environmntl Molecular Sci Div

Opening Date: 2018-03-01

Closing Date: 2018-04-07