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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Masters Intern - Electrical Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312566

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Earth Systems Science

Group: Earth Systems Predictability & Resiliency

Job Description

The candidate for this position will support interdisciplinary projects including: 1) studying the environmental impact of conventional hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy systems by detecting and tracking fish or other animals in the river or ocean using underwater acoustic telemetry; 2) studying and mitigating the environmental impact of wind energy by detecting and tracking bats and birds using radio telemetry. The primary scope of this position includes advanced sensor design and testing, digital signal acquisition in laboratory settings, data processing and analysis, and assisting with report writing.

Candidate must be currently enrolled in a MS electrical or mechanical engineering program at an accredited college or university. The candidate must be able to work well independently and in a multi-disciplinary team setting. The candidate must exhibit a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, and place a high value on data quality and accuracy. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated hands-on experience with RF design and testing, general laboratory equipment, and computer electronics.

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

Candidates must be actively enrolled in a MS degree in Engineering (electrical, 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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

Must be comfortable working in the field, including on a research vessel

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships

Group: Earth Syst Predicta & Resil

Opening Date: 2021-08-23

Closing Date: 2021-09-22