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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Richland

Starts: Jul. 5, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Organization and Job ID

Job ID:  311693

Directorate:  Physical and Computational Sciences

Division:  Physical Sciences

Group:  Physical Biosciences Team



Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  is seeking ambitious,  high caliber sophomore,  junior or senior high school students for intern assignments within the Student Research Apprenticeship Program (SRAP).  This summer internship is a research-based experience for students who are sophomore,  juniors or seniors and/or students traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering.

We will introduce the foundations of molecular simulation applied to chemical and biochemical sciences.  We will explore elementary programming models allowing students to apply High School science and math to advance their interest infundamental science.  Topics:  (1)  introduction to mathematical concepts of molecular simulation applied to chemical andbiochemical sciences;  (2)  analysis of simulation data and analysis code development to predict outcomes of modelchemical or biochemical systems.



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

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Resume

  3. Unofficial transcript

  4. Personal Statement:  Describe who you are beyond your academic achievements and potential.  Offer information in regards to what kind of activities,  leadership or experiences you’ve had that contributed toward your interest in STEM.

APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE THE ITEMS ABOVE IN THEIR SINGLE PDF UPLOAD WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AS INCOMPLETE.  em>[Upon completing your application via Washington Workforce Portal,  please navigate to and submit a formal application in order to be considered further.]

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a sophomore,  junior or senior in a public or private high school at time of application.

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age by May 2021.

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (from beginning of 9th grade to current standing).

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant Course Work -  Prefer to have had taken one or more of AP (or honor)  Chemistry,  Biology,  Physics and Calculus

Computer Skills -  Elementary computer skills:  logging in;  downloading and using software;  familiarity with Microsoft,  Apple or Google products.

Other Desired Skills -  Interest in science and formalizing their High School based knowledge toward understanding of fundamental science andscientific research.  Must possess enthusiasm and adequate communication skills.  Desire and ability to work with a collaborative team of Junior and Senior Scientists.

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.

Directorate: Physical &  Computational Sci’s

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Catalysis Science

Opening Date: 2021-03-01

Closing Date: 2021-04-02

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