Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High School YWiS - Experimental and Computational Intern [Summer] in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308861

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Nuclear Sciences

Group: Computational Fluids and Nuclear Processes

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).

This project is developing an approach of applying machine learning (ML) in addressing practical science, engineering or industrial problems, and will

use solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system modeling and optimization as a demonstration. It also is utilizing the existing huge amount of SOFC

stack simulation results to train the neural network and impose well-known physics-based constraints into the training process.


When asked to upload your resume to your application, you need to upload one (1) 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 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 Desired - High school math

Computer Skills Desired - Microsoft Office Fundamental knowledge in computer code/programing

Other Desired Skills - Linux Python

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: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Experimental & Computa Engrng

Opening Date: 2019-02-11

Closing Date: 2019-03-15