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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 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.

  • NGFP Annual Report

    NGFP Annual Report

    Meet our most recent class of fellows! The Class of 2014-2015 comprised 34 graduate-level students from 25 top universities across the United States. Their fellowships spanned 27 different program offices across seven NNSA divisions.

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    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


    NGFP Fellowships offer:

    • Full-time, one-year, salaried positions
    • Benefits
    • Hands-on experience
    • Career development
    • Training
    • Networking
  • Fellowship opportunities

    Career Development

    The NGFP Class of 2015-2016 fellows recently attended a Career Skills Workshop in Washington D.C. The annual event provides fellows practical guidance and best practices for applying to positions after their fellowships.

About NGFP


Additional Resources

Application Schedule

Applications open Spring 2017 for the Class of 2018

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program Brochure

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