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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program – Class of 2020 in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308926

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group: Global Security, Technology & Policy

Job Description

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) prepares highly motivated graduate students for a career in national security. The program is sponsored by NNSA and administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

This is a 12-month, salaried position working within NNSA program offices in Washington D.C., at NNSA Field Offices nationwide, at the Department of State (DoS) or at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Office. Fellows work alongside the nation’s leading scientists, engineers, and policy experts to help implement NNSA programs domestically and internationally.

During their one-year assignments, fellows gain hands-on experience in national security; participate in career development, professional networking, and specialized training, and collaborate with leading national security technology and policy experts. Fellows may support a range of mission areas including but not limited to stockpile stewardship, nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, counterterrorism/counter-proliferation, and other pertinent national security mission areas.

This posting is for a full-time position for the fellowship term of June 2020 to June 2021. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a graduate degree program within 18 months prior to the application deadline (April 2, 2018 - October 2, 2019) with a minimum 3.20/4.00 cumulative GPA in graduate studies. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens eligible for a high-level security clearance.

Dual citizens who accept a fellowship may be asked to demonstrate their willingness to renounce any secondary citizenship as part of obtaining the security clearance required of the position.

For more detailed information on the program and application requirements, visit the NGFP website at .

*To Apply:

This position requires an additional application. Please click the ‘Apply Now’ at the top of this page to submit the initial application. After that application has been submitted, complete the supplemental application at . Candidates who fail to complete the supplemental application will not be considered for this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a Master's program at an accredited college or university. Minimum cumulative GPA of is required.


Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum cumulative GPA of is required.

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

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Global Security Tech & Policy

Opening Date: 2019-02-14

Closing Date: 2019-10-02