Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Science Programs Student - High School SRI - Cyber Security Intern (Academic) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307427

Directorate: National Security

Division: Cyber Security

Group: Cyber Security Assessments


Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high-caliber junior or senior high school students for intern assignment within the High School Student Research Intern (HS SRI) Program. This internship provides an opportunity for students interested in preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM - or Computer Science) to work during the academic year with a scientist/mentor in a specified research area. Students attend regular classes in their school for one-half day.

Bombing Range is a controlled testbed for cyber security research and training. Interns will work on developing virtual machines with varying software and services installed. Intern will work with servers, research best practices, research cyber vulnerabilities, design a cyber training environment, and document processes for using the testbed. The intern will work in a small group of interns with staff assistance and guidance.


When asked to upload your resume to your application, you need to upload one (1) PDF 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 currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior in a public or private high school.

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age by August 2018.

  • 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: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Programming (optional, any language), PC hardware, Networking, any AP science (recommended, not required), and any other STEM courses (especially AP classes)

Computer Skills Desired: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Programming (optional, any language), PC hardware, Networking, Virtual Machines (VMware or VirtualBox), Cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.)

Other Desired Skills: Cyber Security knowledge, Cyber Security competitions (e.g., Cyber Patriot), technical editing or AP English, any other computing or technology skills desirable


Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

.Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Cyber Security

Opening Date: 2018-02-19

Closing Date: 2018-03-30