Skip to content

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:  311700

Directorate:  Earth and Biological Sciences

Division:  Science and Global Change

Group:  Earth System Measurements and Data


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.

ExaSheds (Advancing Watershed System Science using Machine Learning-Assisted Simulation)  project aims to develop a river basin-scale simulation capability for water availability and quality that fuses advanced data-driven ML,  process-based hydrobiogeochemical models,  and intermediate-complexity models to improve robustness and transferability of multidecadal projections,  take better advantage of diverse and spatially extensive data,  and incorporate more detailed process-level understanding.



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 -  General Chemistry,  Physics,  Calculus

Computer Skills -  Python and Java programming,  machine learning,  statistical analyses,  Jupyter notebook

Other Desired Skills -  Experience downloading data from USGS database.  Good communication skills.  Comfortable working in team environment.

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

Login to Apply »