As nuclear power has increased worldwide, the demand for highly-trained safety, security, and safeguards professionals has also increased.
The Safeguards Internship Program offers students a unique and challenging opportunity at the Pacic Northwest NationalLaboratory (PNNL) in Richland, and Seattle, WA. Our program is designed to allow participants to gain knowledge in the foundation of nuclear safeguards, safeguards implementation, the evolution of safeguards, and contemporary political and technical challenges to safeguards while contributing to important safeguards-related work across the laboratory.
To ensure a valuable and hands-on experience, participants are paired with a mentor to provide advice and guidance as students work on nuclear safeguards-related projects. Some examples of assignments interns may be given include developing new sensors, working with hot cells, or writing papers with political implications for nonproliferation policy.