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
  • Chemistry
  • 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.

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