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NNSA’s Graduate Fellowship Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

NNSA_LogoThe National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits term, Fellows work in policy or technical areas 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.  Fellows will interact with leading researchers in the field while helping shape the vision for future technologies related to detection of nuclear materials and the security of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for a high-level security clearance, and are accepted to, enrolled in, or will be graduating from a master’s or Ph.D. program during the year of application. Desirable academic specializations for the policy track include international relations, security or nonproliferation studies, political science, public administration, economics and related fields.  For the technical track, desirable academic specializations include nuclear physics/ engineering, chemical engineering, radiation health physics, radiochemistry, chemical sciences, applied physics, and related fields. 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.

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One Response to NNSA’s Graduate Fellowship Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  1. Godpower Gbeneneh says:

    Hello, I am a Nigerian and a staff of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Abuja, Nigeria. It is my wish to improve on my work competence and capabilities that is why source for trainings and educational programmes that can aid me, hence i wanted to apply for the National Nuclear Administration Graduate Fellowship Programme but i understand its meant for US citizens alone. Please is there any programme that i can enroll for in the same field as an international student?

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