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.
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.
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.
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
NGFP Fellowships offer:
- Full-time, one-year, salaried positions
- Hands-on experience
- 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.