Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High School Student Business Intern - Tech Deployment and Outreach Admin Assistant [Academic] in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308915

Directorate: Deputy Director of Science and Technology

Division: Tech Deployment and Outreach

Group: Tech Deployment and Outreach

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 perform various administrative duties within Tech Deployment and Outreach. He/she will assist two administrators and 13 other staff. These may include scheduling meetings and assisting with logistics and setting up for meetings, picking up and distributing the mail, website and/or SharePoint content updates, ordering supplies, refilling printer toners and papers, ordering flyers and business cards from the duplicating office,IP Manager and EERE portal work, answering telephones.


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 2019.

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

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant Course Work - Interest in pursuing a business or administrative degree; a degree in information technology or related field

Computer Skills - The student must be able to effectively operate PC computer systems, electronic mail, internet, search engines and current software including Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and be familiar with the use of standard office equipment.

Other Desired Skills - The student intern will be providing routine and complex administrative support to the Technology Deployment & Outreach Group.We are looking for someone who is eager to learn new things and how we do business in a national laboratory. This position requires someone who is flexible to work with a wide variety of people, a self-starter, detail oriented, has a sense of urgency, a go getter who is pro-active, a great attitude and motivated to make the most of his/her internship.

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: Deputy Dir for S&T

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Tech Deployment & Outreach

Opening Date: 2019-02-11

Closing Date: 2019-03-15