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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Masters Intern - National Security, Energy and Science (MSIPP-NNSA) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310003

Directorate: National Security

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking graduate students who have a passion for solving complex problems in national security, energy, and science. The Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program - National Nuclear Security Administration (MSIPP-NNSA) is a research-based experience for students who are traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering, specifically African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. The successful applicant will work side-by-side with a scientist in a specific research area that aligns with NNSA’s mission by applying cutting-edge research to make our nation safer and stronger. Such research areas include radiation detection, radiochemistry, mass spectrometry, computational science, high-energy physics, biology, and cyber-security.

PNNL’s core capabilities are chemical and molecular sciences; chemical engineering; biological systems science; climate change science; environmental subsurface science; applied materials science and engineering; applied nuclear science and technology; advanced computer science, visualization, and data; systems engineering and integration; and large-scale user facilities/advanced instrumentation.


In order to have a complete application package, the three (3) listed items below are required and must be uploaded correctly per the below instructions:

Combine the below into one (1) PDF document

1) Resume or CV

2) Current unofficial transcript, cumulative GPA must be listed

3) 300-word essay describing your educational goals and how your specific interests/experience align with NNSA mission and also pertain to one of PNNL’s core capabilities listed above.

When prompted to “Upload Resume” all documents listed above must be bundled into ONE-SINGLE PDF for resume upload.

If any one of the 3 components are not included in one-single PDF file, applications will be rejected and will no longer be considered. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on posting close date.

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.

Candidates must be an underrepresented minority ethnic group in STEM (African American, Hispanic, Native American).

Candidates must be matriculated in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and or Mathematics (STEM) seeking degree program at an accredited Higher Education Institution.

U.S. citizenship is required.

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: National Security

Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships

Group: Mass Spectrometry Alpha

Opening Date: 2020-03-19

Closing Date: 2020-03-29