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Explore a Career in Global Nuclear Security

Through the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP), Fellows work on programs designed to counter nuclear proliferation and maintain nuclear security. 

Administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, this 12-month, full-time, salaried fellowship program provides participants with specialized training and practical experience on projects and initiatives that contribute to a safer world. In addition to gaining valuable experience working with federal government programs, participants have opportunities to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as well as other government agencies, national laboratories, and non-governmental organizations.

Program Highlights

Key elements of the program for the Class of 2014 are:

  • Applicants must be at the master’s or Ph.D. level – either enrolled or graduated by October 20, 2013 or after; with a minimum 3.20 / 4.00 GPA.
  • Positions are full-time for one year, from June 2015 through June 2016.
  • Assignments are available across the NNSA enterprise. Many placements are in Washington, D.C.; some are at other NNSA sites across the country.
  • The range of positions requires a variety of skills, including technical, policy, and business.

About DOE and the NNSA

DOE's mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within DOE. NNSA is responsible for the management and security of the nation’s nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation, and naval reactor programs. It also responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the United States and abroad. Additionally, NNSA federal agents provide safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons and components and special nuclear materials along with other missions supporting the national security.

For more information visit the NNSA or DOE websites.

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Application Schedule

Applications for the Class of 2015 will open on May 15, 2014 and the application deadline is October 20, 2014.

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