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

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308862

Directorate: Earth and Bioloical Sciences

Division: Biological Sciences

Group: Proteomics

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 position will support the group in developing a convenient ultrasensitive targeted Mass Spectrmetry system for proteomics analysis fo single cells. They will also support the group in identifying a panel of biomarkers for prostate cancer detection and stratification. This will be a collaborative effort between PNNL and the University of Washington.


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 - Basic biochemistry knowledge

Computer Skills Desired - Experience in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Other Desired Skills - Ability to work in a team, flexible/adapable, strong communication skills, familiar with bioinformatics tools and the proteomics pipeline, and work on large-scale proteomics data analysis

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: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Proteomics

Opening Date: 2019-02-11

Closing Date: 2019-03-15