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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Masters Intern - Law and Policy for National Security in SEATTLE, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310673

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group: NSLIP

Job Description

The National Security Professional Leaders Internship team is looking for a Master’s level law student intern for summer 2020, to support Global Security Technology and Policy (GSTP) with public international law research related to chemical security and nuclear nonproliferation. Research will likely include, among other subjects, performing comparative analysis between international recommendations and existing national laws and regulations to identify divergences. The law student intern may also support the development of curricula for foreign technical assistance related to chemical, biological, nuclear and radioactive materials security and international nuclear safeguards.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

A preferred candidate will have some familiarity with or demonstrated interest in issues related to weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation and security, arms control, international and comparative law, administrative and regulatory law, as well as general constitutional principles of law. The candidate should be a self-starter with great attention to detail and excellent writing skills. Any of the following areas of prior work or study or additional skills could be a benefit, though are not required:

  • international relations (political science),

  • foreign technical assistance,

  • international organizations,

  • technical subject matter, such as chemical or nuclear engineering, and

  • professional fluency in a foreign language.

Preferred Education/Credential

The law student intern must currently be in the process of completing a law-related graduate program. The candidate should be familiar with basic legal research concepts and have an interest in national and international 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 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.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships

Group: Nat'l Security Prof Leadership

Opening Date: 2020-03-17

Closing Date: 2020-04-14