The Safeguards Internship Program is one of a wide range of student opportunities offered at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL is seeking several ambitious, high-caliber students for a flexible internship. Students with a background in policy will gain a basic technical understanding to complement their policy experience, while more technically-focused students will gain insight into the policies that impact their technical work.
The growth of nuclear power worldwide requires a strong community of safety, security, and safeguards professionals trained in a combination of disciplines, including:
- Nuclear and Engineering Fields
- Nuclear Physics
- Nuclear Nonproliferation
- Health Physics
- Applied Mathematics and Statistics
- Computer Science
- Project Management
- Political Science
Our national laboratory, our nation, and our world need skilled professionals to enable us to successfully meet the technical challenges of the future. Students that have a technical background combined with interest and experience in applying their technical skills to policy issues are of particular interest. Multiple students are selected to participate in safeguards internships annually, and a majority of the safeguards assignments are in the Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division in the National Security Directorate.