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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Richland

Starts: Jun. 1, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Organization and Job ID

Job ID:  311699

Directorate:  National Security

Division:  Computing and Analytics

Group:  Mission Support


Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)  is seeking ambitious,  high caliber sophomore,  junior or senior high school students to join the Secure Industrial Control Systems (ICS)  initiative project team 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.

The intern will be responsible for performing research across many different information resources –  open literature web searches,  online library and technical journal review as well as participating in focused discussions with PNNL subject matter experts in the field of cybersecurity,  control systems and Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT).  Furthermore,  the intern will be provided three topics to research by the project team and will be required to document their findings,  conduct follow-on internet research and summarize their topical research in the form of a short paper.

This position is for the summer time frame only and would be beneficial for the high school intern to be located in the Washington,  DC National Capitol Region (NCR),  to facilitate active interaction between the intern and their mentor in a primarily virtual/remote environment.



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.  [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).

Relevant Course Work -  General research and information gathering by conducting web searches on a variety of Industrial Control Systems /Operational Technology (OT),  cybersecurity and forensics topic areas

Computer Skills -  Familiarity with web browsers,  utilizing search engines and using the Microsoft Office suite to organize/gather anddocument information found during research activities.

Other Desired Skills -  Follow up on tasks as assigned;  proactive communication

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: National Security

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Mission Support

Opening Date: 2021-03-09

Closing Date: 2021-04-02

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