NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program – Class of 2022

Website Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) has become a premier channel for bringing top talent to our nation’s critical security missions and providing unique opportunities for fellows to: (1) work alongside leading experts at NNSA program and site offices; (2) participate in exclusive professional development, networking, and training opportunities; and (3) engage with national security stakeholders and support leading events and activities around the world. The program is sponsored by NNSA and administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The fellowship is a 12-month, salaried position working with NNSA program offices in Washington, D.C. or at one of the NNSA Site Locations nationwide .To learn more about the site locations, visit: https://www.energy.gov/nnsa/locations.

NGFP gives highly motivated, graduate-level students a full year of:

  • Real-world experience to prepare for a career in national security
  • Opportunities to make significant contributions to the nation
  • Specialized training, leadership and career development, and networking
  • Collaboration with professionals and leading researchers nationally and internationally

Fellows support a range of mission areas, including but not limited to nuclear security and nonproliferation policy and technology, national security research and development, and business and project management. Responsibilities vary by assignment.

Dual citizens who accept a fellowship may be asked to demonstrate their willingness to renounce any secondary citizenship as part of obtaining the security clearance required of the position.

For more information about the fellowship, visit the NGFP website at https://www.pnnl.gov/projects/ngfp.

***Application Instructions:

  1. Complete the PNNL job application, by clicking “Apply for Job” at the bottom of the page.
  2. Complete the supplemental application at: https://www.pnnl.gov/apply-ngfp.

To be considered for the fellowship, both applications must be completed on or before 11:59pm PST on October 1, 2021. Failure to complete both applications will result in the applicant not being considered for the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be matriculated/enrolled in a graduate degree program at an accredited college or university at the time of application OR
  • Have completed a graduate degree program within 18 months (April 1, 2020) prior to the application deadline AND
  • Have a final and current cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00/4.00 in the graduate degree program
  • Selected applicants enrolled in Fall semester/quarter with no previous graduate-level grades must supply official transcripts demonstrating eligibility (minimum 3.0 GPA) no later than January 14, 2022
  • Be a U.S. citizen eligible for a security clearance
  • Available to work full time for the duration of the one-year fellowship (June 2022 – June 2023)

Preferred Qualifications

Pursuing or having completed a master’s degree or PhD in a STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, or Mathematics) or policy field.

To apply for this job please visit www.pnnl.gov.

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