The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits terms, Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington, D.C. or other NNSA site locations. Fellows receive specialized training and opportunities for career development and professional networking, while also directly supporting NNSA’s global nuclear security mission in placements that align with their backgrounds and interests.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for a high-level security clearance, who are accepted into, enrolled in, or will be graduating from a master’s or Ph.D. program during the year of application. Desirable academic specializations include international relations, security or nonproliferation studies, political science, public administration, and economics. Some positions may also benefit from backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting. A combined policy and technical background is highly desirable, and a foreign language is a plus. Applications typically are accepted beginning in early August through October 21st. Fellowship terms begin the following summer. Visit http://ngp.pnnl.gov to learn more and apply.