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On-the-job learning at PNNL

Do you love to learn? Research? Discover? Get some real-life, hands-on experience with us.

Every year, PNNL hires hundreds of student interns and research associates in science, technology, mathematics, engineering and supporting fields. Some work during the school year; others just for the summer.

You can apply for a variety of specific, competitive programs, many of which are sponsored and managed by federal agencies.  Beyond those programs, there are numerous opportunities for pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as post graduates.

Check out what opportunities might be right for you and explore how you can join us!

Our will help you every step of the way, from starting the application process to answering your questions. We’re here to help.

PNNL also strongly supports STEM Education and is directly involved in K-12 Education and efforts to increase the number of individuals who pursue careers in STEM, improve STEM literacy and grow a STEM-capable American workforce.