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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program - National Nuclear Security Administration (MSIPP-NNSA) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311437

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group:National Security Professional Leadership

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking undergraduate 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, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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. Students of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.


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 1) your educational goals; 2) how your specific interests/experience align with NNSA mission and also pertain to one of PNNL’s core capabilities listed above; and 3) how you would contribute to the diversity of our programs.

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 degree-seeking students enrolled in an Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate program at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 3.0.

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

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will be pursuing degrees at an MSI in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics (STEM) focus areas that align 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.

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 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.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Nat'l Security Prof Leadership

Opening Date: 2020-12-08

Closing Date: 2021-04-15