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Explore a Career in Nuclear Security

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a full-time, salaried fellowship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy for highly motivated graduate-level students interested in a career in nuclear security.

Working directly in NNSA offices nationwide, Fellows engage in a full year of:

  • Hands-on experience in nuclear security and nonproliferation
  • Career development, professional networking, and specialized training
  • Extensive interaction and collaboration with security professionals and leading researchers

NGFP is administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and provides participants with training and practical experience that contribute to a safer world.

Are you ready to serve our nation's nuclear security mission? Visit our Eligibility and Application pages for more information.

  • NGFP Annual Report

    Meet the Class of 2015-2016!

    The class featured 39 graduate-level students from 27 universities placed in fellowships across the nuclear security enterprise.

  • NGFP application

    Stay Tuned - Applications open Spring 2017

    Applications for the Class of 2018-2019 will open in Spring 2017. The program is seeking highly qualified graduate students to place into year-long, full-time assignments with NNSA program/site offices across the nation.

  • Mock Hearing

    Make a difference!

    Fellows gain hands-on experience while exploring careers in nuclear security and making valuable contributions to the NNSA mission. Fellows also participate in a range of professional development, training, and networking opportunities with leaders from across the nuclear security enterprise

  • Fellowship opportunities

    Opportunities

    NGFP Fellowships offer:

    • Full-time, one-year, salaried positions
    • Benefits
    • Hands-on experience
    • Career development
    • Training
    • Networking
  • House Armed Services Committee

    Career Development

    The Class of 2016 recently attended a briefing with the House Armed Services Committee, learning about the role of the committee and how it works with NNSA. Learn more about NGFP career development opportunities...

About NGFP

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Additional Resources

Application Schedule

Applications open Spring 2017 for the Class of 2018

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program Brochure

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