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.
- 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)
- Pursuing or having completed a master’s degree or PhD in a STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, or Mathematics) or policy field.
Master’s In Progress: $53,300 / Post Master’s or PhD in Progress: $60,000 / Post-Doc: $70,500 plus a comprehensive benefits package
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For more information about the fellowship, visit the NGFP website at https://www.pnnl.gov/projects/ngfp.
1. Complete the PNNL job application at: https://pnnl.jobs/washington-dc/nnsa-graduate-fellowship-program-class-of-2022/459DB9AAD4FF41859C64B1B31403C2A3/job/.
Complete the supplemental application at: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/69755-Pnnl.
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.
Committed to Diversity
National security is a complex mission with a need for diverse thought leadership. Through programs like NGFP, PNNL and NNSA are committed to building an inclusive, engaged, and highly skilled workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, policy, and project management. To attract qualified applicants to this critical mission space, NGFP partners with minority-serving institutions spanning the technical and policy realm to recruit a highly qualified and diverse student body.
Learn more about diversity and inclusion at NNSA and PNNL.