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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program – Class of 2022 in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311787

Directorate: National Security

Division: Operational Systems & Technology

Group:National Security Professional Leadership

Job Description

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) has become a premier channel for bringing top talent to our nation’s critical security missions and providing unique opportunities for fellows to: (1) work alongside leading experts at NNSA program and site offices; (2) participate in exclusive professional development, networking, and training opportunities; and (3) engage with national security stakeholders and support leading events and activities around the world. The program is sponsored by NNSA and administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The fellowship is a 12-month, salaried position working with NNSA program offices in Washington, D.C. or at one of the NNSA Site Locations nationwide .To learn more about the site locations, visit:

NGFP gives highly motivated, graduate-level students a full year of:

  • Real-world experience to prepare for a career in national security

  • Opportunities to make significant contributions to the nation

  • Specialized training, leadership and career development, and networking

  • Collaboration with professionals and leading researchers nationally and internationally

Fellows support a range of mission areas, including but not limited to nuclear security and nonproliferation policy and technology, national security research and development, and business and project management. Responsibilities vary by assignment.

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 information about the fellowship, visit the NGFP website at

*Application Instructions:

  1. Complete the PNNL job application, by clicking “Apply for Job” at the bottom of the page.

  2. Complete the supplemental application at:

To be considered for the fellowship, both applications must be completed on or before 11:59pm PST on October 1, 2021. Failure to complete both applications will result in the applicant not being considered for the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be matriculated/enrolled in a graduate degree program at an accredited college or university at the time of application OR

  • Have completed a graduate degree program within 18 months (April 1, 2020) prior to the application deadline AND

  • Have a final and current cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00/4.00 in the graduate degree program

  • Selected applicants enrolled in Fall semester/quarter with no previous graduate-level grades must supply official transcripts demonstrating eligibility (minimum 3.0 GPA) no later than January 14, 2022

  • Be a U.S. citizen eligible for a security clearance

  • Available to work full time for the duration of the one-year fellowship (June 2022 – June 2023)

Preferred Qualifications

Pursuing or having completed a master’s degree or PhD in a STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, or Mathematics) or policy field.

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

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Nat'l Security Prof Leadership

Opening Date: 2021-03-09

Closing Date: 2021-10-01