DOE RENEW-HEP Internship Program [Summer]

at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Montpelier, Vermont, United States

Job Description


The Reaching a New Energy Workforce – High Energy Physics (RENEW-HEP) program seeks to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals and prepare them to tackle some of the biggest questions in our universe through studies in nuclear and particle physics. This program provides each participant with dedicated PNNL mentorship as they engage in this opportunity to explore the world, what it is made of, and how it is governed. Student participants will work with their academic faculty to translate academic learning into active research aligned with ongoing activities led by premier PNNL researchers. Students will not only be equipped to make scientific advances in specific nuclear and particle physics but also acquire translatable skills and experiences that benefit society in rapidly growing sectors, such as medicine, homeland security, computing, financial institutions, IT businesses, and many others.

The RENEW-HEP program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science Office of High Energy Physics in collaboration with RENEW-HEP grant recipients. The start date is tentatively set for June 2024.


Minimum Qualifications:

+ Applicants must be degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university.

+ High school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.

+ Applicants must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

+ Applicants must be 18 years of age by start date.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not applicable.

Additional Information

Not applicable.

Testing Designated Position

Not applicable.

About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State-the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

HSPD-12 PIV Credential Requirement

In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Department of Energy (DOE) Order 473.1A, new employees are required to obtain and maintain a HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credential. To obtain this credential, new employees must successfully complete and pass a Federal Tier 1 background check investigation. This investigation includes a declaration of illegal drug activities, including use, supply, possession, or manufacture within the last year. This includes marijuana and cannabis derivatives, which are still considered illegal under federal law, regardless of state laws.

Mandatory Requirements

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.

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Job Posting: JC258557535

Posted On: Apr 19, 2024

Updated On: May 05, 2024

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