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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Internship for Diversity (DID) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309781

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high-caliber students for assignments within the new Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Internship for Diversity (DID), administered by PNNL. The DID internship is a partnership between PNNL, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) that provides research-based experience for students who are traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering, specifically African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans.

Are you an undergraduate student from an underrepresented minority group in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) excited about becoming engaged in tackling hard problems in national security, energy, or science, and apply cutting-edge research to making our nation safer and stronger? Do designing, defining, and operationalizing technologies and approaches in response to complex national security problems sound exciting? Do you want to work side by side with world class scientists and engineers, and to contribute your ideas to the answers to these questions?

If you answered yes to these things, we want your application for the DTRA Internship for Diversity (DID) administered by the PNNL Operation Systems & Technology Division within the National Security Directorate. We are looking for smart, creative and motivated students with a passion for solving complex problems, identifying solution options, and determining how solutions can be made operational for resolving national security challenges. These positions will be for 8-12 weeks during the summer, and are available in Richland WA.

Diverse Focus Areas:

  1. Cyber/Computer Science: Disciplines of interest: computer engineering, the principles and applications of Cyber security, and computer science focusing on secure systems.

  2. Analytics: Disciplines of interest: political science, public policy and international relations, criminal justice, and policy analysis.

  3. Nuclear- Disciplines of interest: radiochemistry, actinide chemistry, nuclear or chemical engineering, electrical or mechanical engineering and material sciences

  4. Concept and Application Evaluation: Disciplines of interest: Physics, mathematics and statistics quantitatively evaluation and assessment.


When asked to upload your resume to your application, you need to upload (1) PDF file that includes the following:

  1. Current resume or CV.

  2. Unofficial transcripts for all current and past degrees.

  3. A 300-word essay describing how your specific skills and interests pertain to one of the focus areas above, and why you should be selected for an internship.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.7.

Candidates must have the ability to obtain a future security clearance, which requires U.S. citzenship.

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 Dir

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Nat'l Security Prof Leadership

Opening Date: 2019-09-09

Closing Date: 2020-03-15