Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking graduate students who have a passion for solving complex problems in national security, energy, and science. The Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program – National Nuclear Security Administration (MSIPP-NNSA) is a research-based experience for students who are traditionally underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
PNNL’s core capabilities are chemical and molecular sciences; chemical engineering; biological systems science; climate change science; environmental subsurface science; applied materials science and engineering; applied nuclear science and technology; advanced computer science, visualization, and data; systems engineering and integration; and large-scale user facilities/advanced instrumentation. Students of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
In order to have a complete application package, the three (3) listed items below are required and must be uploaded correctly per the below instructions:
Combine the below into one (1) PDF document
1) Resume or CV
2) Current unofficial transcript, cumulative GPA must be listed
3) 300-word essay describing 1) your educational goals; 2) how your specific interests/experience align with NNSA mission and also pertain to one of PNNL’s core capabilities listed above; and 3) how you would contribute to the diversity of our programs.
When prompted to “Upload Resume” all documents listed above must be bundled into ONE-SINGLE PDF for resume upload.
If any one of the 3 components are not included in one-single PDF file, applications will be rejected and will no longer be considered. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on posting close date.
Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Candidates must have the ability to obtain a future security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
Preferred candidates will be pursuing degrees at an MSI in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) focus areas that align with NNSA’s mission by applying cutting-edge research to make our nation safer and stronger. Such research areas include radiation detection, radiochemistry, mass spectrometry, computational science, high-energy physics, biology, and cyber-security.