Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High School Science Programs Student - YWiS - Cyber Security Intern (Summer) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307288

Directorate: National Security

Division: Cyber Security

Group: Cyber Security Assessments


Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high-caliber sophomore, junior or senior high school students for intern assignments within the High School Young Women in Science (YWiS) Program. This summer internship is a research-based educational experience for sophomores, juniors and senior females. The students must have an expressed interest in and potential for educational opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Bombing Range is a controlled testbed for cyber security research and training. Interns will work on developing virtual machines with varying software and services installed. Intern will work with servers, research best practices, research cyber vulnerabilities, design a cyber training environment, design a malware research environment, and document processes for using the testbed. The intern will work in a small group of interns with staff assistance and guidance.


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 a female currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a public or private high school.

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age at the time the appointment begins.

  • 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: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Programming (optional, any language), PC hardware, Networking, any AP science (recommended, not required), and any other STEM courses (especially AP classes)

Computer Skills Desired: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Programming (optional, any language), PC hardware, Networking, Virtual Machines (VMware or VirtualBox), Cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.)

Other Desired Skills: Cyber Security knowledge, Cyber Security competitions (e.g., Cyber Patriot), technical editing or AP English, any other computing or technology skills desirable


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: National Security Dir

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Cyber Security

Opening Date: 2018-02-07

Closing Date: 2018-03-30