Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Masters Intern - Chemical or Mechanical Engineering – Slurry Flow Research (MSIPP EM) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308771

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Nuclear Sciences

Group: Experimental & Computational Engineering

Job Description

The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) Internships is a new program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) related disciplines that complement current and future missions of DOE national laboratories. The MSIPP Internship program is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our industry.

MSIPP Interns will be given the opportunity to complete Summer Internships aligned with ongoing U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) research under the direction of a host national laboratory. The internship will be performed at the host national laboratory, utilizing their facilities and equipment under the guidance of a research staff member.

Minority Serving Institutions are institutions of higher education enrolling populations with significant percentages of undergraduate minority students.

The physical properties research will cover three topics:

  1. Microfluidic bump array support - Conduct and evaluate lab testing of an advanced Mesofluidic Bump array particle separation filter to help establish and confirm mathematical correlations related to gravitational and spacing relationship for purposes of design.

  2. Particle pocket angle testing and correlations

  3. Turbulent settling Models - Test new particle settling models against existing data sets to determine the performance of the combined Turbulent settling Models.

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a Master's program at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.


Preferred Qualifications

Graduate student in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with a fluid dynamics class.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States,

  • Be at least 18 years of age ,

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student at an accredited Minority Serving Institution,

  • Working toward a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree, and

  • Have an undergraduate or graduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Chemical or mechanical engineering

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: Master's and PhD Level Internships

Group: Experimental & Computa Engrng

Opening Date: 2019-01-11

Closing Date: 2019-02-02