September 30, 2022

An innovative model for intern development recently garnered Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) national recognition both for the program and one of this year’s interns. The national early-career recruiting firm WayUp selected PNNL as one of the Top 100 Internship Programs on their 2022 list, after evaluation by a panel of industry expert judges and thousands of public votes.

PNNL is identified as “one of the most diverse, multi-disciplinary national laboratories. Interns embark on an experience unlike anywhere else in the world while also developing a sense of identity and belonging in STEM.”

Every year, more than 1,200 interns participate in internships that provide hands-on experience and research opportunities with PNNL scientists and engineers. The program includes networking activities, workshops and seminars, opportunities to present their research, and career preparation. The model reinforces PNNL’s commitment to championing a diverse and inclusive STEM workforce.

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About the PNNL internship program

PNNL welcomes hundreds of national security high school, undergraduate, and graduate students annually through a suite of programs, including the DOE’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists  Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships [] program and Community College Internships [] program, National Security Internship Program [], the Safeguards Internship Program [], and NNSA MSIPP [], the Diversity Internship for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency [], and the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program []. Interested students can learn more at the PNNL STEM Internships [] website.