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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Earth Systems Predictability & Resiliency Intern in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311398

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 accepted in an undergraduate electrical, mechanical engineering, or civil engineering degree 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 hand tools, general laboratory equipment, and computer electronics.

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 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must be actively enrolled in a BS degree in Hydrology, Geoscience, Engineering (electrical, mechanical, civil, environmental, or engineering), or related field.

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

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

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Earth Syst Predicta & Resil

Opening Date: 2020-11-19

Closing Date: 2020-12-19