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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Cybersecurity Internship in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312230

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group:Operations and Analysis

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is seeking undergraduate students for the opportunity to be a cyber security intern working alongside a team of Cyber Security Engineers, Analysts, and Researchers to generate creative solutions for government sponsors through a full development lifecycle including planning, design, and implementation. The candidate will get exposure to creating solutions from the ground up which requires working through complex technical challenges. The incumbent is organizationally part of the Operations & Analysis Group. This Group is a part of the National Security Directorate and provides high quality technology and analysis products to the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies. This position is located in the Washington, DC area.

Responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Installation and/or maintenance of hardware and software components

  • Configuration of network switches, routers, and firewalls

  • Installation, Configuration, and Support of Operating Systems including Microsoft Windows, and Linux

  • Follow standard operational procedures to install, patch, or upgrade Operating Systems and Software components

  • Utilize Jira, Confluence, and other Atlassian suite tools to track tasks and documentation

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to team and collaborate effectively with others

  • Able to deliver results with the highest level of professionalism and integrity

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in cyber security, computer science, or closely related field

  • Experience working national security missions

  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interact professionally with sponsors

  • Current active DOD TS/SCI or DOE Q/SCI

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment

This position will require occasional work around electrical computer cabinets that may include installing computer, network, and other components.

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

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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.

This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain an SCI clearance. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, no dual citizenship, and have no foreign national immediate family members. Work location will be primarily in Washington, DC, with travel determined by project need.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Operations & Analysis

Opening Date: 2021-06-10

Closing Date: 2021-06-16