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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PhD Intern - Northeastern University Co-op Student in SEATTLE, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310164

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group: Global Security, Technology & Policy

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking Northeastern University PhD Co-op student to support several federal-funded projects that focus on engaging stakeholders, developing user requirements and implementing solutions to important problems in national security and public safety. Of the two projects the student may support, one is focused on developing a research agenda for the US and UK on beneficial uses of autonomous systems for public safety missions and the other is focused on conducting testing and evaluation and collecting end-user feedback on a variety of technologies developed for various operational missions.

The student may also support several US Department of State funded efforts that focus on capacity building of public security professionals and emergency managers in partner nations. Research analysts at PNNL address critical national and global issues by applying research methods and approaches to complex issues that cross multiple domains. Research areas of interest includes the development, implementation, and resulting analyses related to quantitative social science, national security and public safety, domestic and global disaster response and recovery, and technology assessment and landscape analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at Northeastern University and eligible for the Co-op program. Minimum GPA of 3.25 is required.

Preferred Qualifications

This is an exceptional opportunity to gain hand-on experience applying research and analytical skills acquired in an academic setting to some of our nation’s most important challenges in national security. The student will work with work on interdisciplinary teams consisting of subject matter experts and research analysts from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.

Preferred Education/Credential

A candidate with strong interest in pursuing a career in Economics, International Affairs, Security and Resilience, Urban Informatics, or Political Science. Proven analytical, writing, research, presentation and strong inter-personal skills as they will be working with a diverse team. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, file management, and complex databases. Excels at working independently and as part of a team, maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and stakeholders.

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

This position will be at the Seattle Research Center. To be qualified, applicants must be students at Northeastern University with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher preferred. Candidates must be available from 01/2020-06/2020.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Master's and PhD Level Internships

Group: Global Security Tech & Policy

Opening Date: 2019-12-03

Closing Date: 2019-12-10