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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

    A Year in Review: 2017

    In 2017, we completed our largest class of fellows yet, with 47 graduate-level students placed in fellowships across the nuclear security enterprise.

  • NGFP 2017 Field Trip

    Career Development

    The Class of 2017 recently toured the Remote Sensing Laboratory at Andrews Air Force Base. Learn more at "Not your average "class trip": NNSA Graduate Fellows visit the Remote Sensing Laboratory" on the NNSA blog.

  • 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


    NGFP Fellowships offer:

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

About NGFP


Additional Resources

Application Schedule

Accepting applications Spring 2018.

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