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NNSA Graduate Fellowship (2019)


Job Description

Job ID: 307550
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) prepares exceptional graduate students for a career in national security. The program is sponsored by the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

This is a 12-month, salaried position working within NNSA program offices or DOE-Intelligence offices in Washington D.C., at other NNSA Field Offices nationwide, or with the Department of State. NGFP Fellows work alongside the nation’s leading scientists, engineers, and policy experts to help implement the NNSA's programs domestically and internationally. Mission areas Fellows support include, but are not limited to stockpile stewardship, nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, counterterrorism/counter-proliferation, intelligence, and other pertinent national security mission areas.

Eligibility requirements for NGFP participation are as follows: Candidates must be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a graduate degree program at some point between April 3, 2017 and October 3, 2018 with a minimum 3.20/4.00 cumulative GPA in graduate studies. Additional requirements include current US citizenship and ability to obtain a DOE Security Clearance. This is a full-time position for the duration of the fellowship term (June 2019 to June 2020).

For more detailed information on the program and application requirements, please visit the NGFP website at

***To Apply:
Please note that this position requires an additional application. Please click the ‘Apply Now’ at the top of this page to submit the initial application. After that application has been submitted, please complete the supplemental application at Candidates who fail to complete the supplemental application will not be considered for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a Master's program at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.20/4.00 is required.


Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.20/4.00 is required.

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Level security clearance.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307550
Directorate: National Security
Division: Operational Systems & Technology
Group: Global Security, Technology & Policy

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

* U.S. Citizenship
* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.
* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.