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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Coastal and Marine Sciences Technical Intern in SEQUIM, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311407

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Coastal Sciences

Group: Coastal Research

Job Description

In response to our partnership with the Water and Power Technology Office (WPTO) and the desire to create a diverse pipeline for the future workforce in Coastal and Marine Science Research; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking diverse undergraduate students from for assignments within the Coastal Sciences Division. Positions are available both at the Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory in Sequim, WA, and in our offices in Seattle, based on business need. This position is intended to provide a mutually beneficial arrangement where the candidate will receive highly valuable experience working in a world class laboratory while staff will benefit from having more time to focus on advanced tasks and project work. Staff will rely heavily on the candidate to be responsible and to perform assigned tasks in a correct and efficient manner. As a result, past work history, volunteer activities, notable achievements/honors, and letters of recommendation will all be seriously considered as part of the selection process for this position. Students from under-represented minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Do you want to be challenged with hard problems in core areas: the Blue Economy, sustainable marine energy, and the links between the ocean, climate and resilient coastal communities? Do you want to apply cutting-edge research to help us advance the science and understanding of environmental effects? Do you want to perform research and development critical to generating power from the ocean? Help with prediction (modeling) and management of systems in the marine ecosystem and coastal communities? Do you want to apply your skills to a new area?

If you answered yes, please join us as an intern in the Coastal Sciences Division. Your internship will land you in one of the three focus areas.

1.Understanding the national laboratories’ role and the unique place they have to accelerate work in coastal and marine systems as well as coastal and marine environments;

  1. Research and development of technologies focused on coastal ecosystem.

  2. Innovative solutions to the nation's coastal environmental and energy production challenges in the areas of marine energy technologies to power the blue economy


When asked to upload your resume to your application, you need to upload one (1) file that includes the following:

  1. Current resume or CV.

  2. Unofficial transcripts for all current and past degrees.

  3. 300-word essay describing how your specific interests pertain to one of the focus areas listed above, such as personal projects, hobbies outside of class, or any other activity to help you gain extra experience in your field beyond textbook knowledge, and how you might add to the diversity of our programs.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be matriculated in a degree seeking Program at an accredited higher education institution (4 year or Community College).

Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates will have completed at least entry level college physics, engineering or biology courses and be working towards a B.S. degree in a physical science field.

Candidates will have a preferred GPA of 3.0.

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: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Coastal Sciences

Opening Date: 2020-11-23

Closing Date: 2021-02-25