Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Undergraduate Student - Social Scientist Co-Op Internship in SEATTLE, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308858

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a undergraduate 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 to support the development of in-house capabilities in DHS S&T’s Technology Scouting, Operations & Requirements Analysis, Technology Transition and Technology Clearinghouse Program Management Offices. The latter will include identifying and defining the requirements for each of these four offices to conduct their job functions and conducting an evaluation of different technology analysis and software systems that can be used to perform the respective job functions. 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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at Northeastern University. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

Preferred Education:

A current Northeastern undergraduate student with strong interest in pursuing a career in Economics, International Affairs, Security and Resilience, Urban Informatics, and Political Science. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher desired.

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: NGSI Team

Opening Date: 2019-01-29

Closing Date: 2019-02-27