Learning on the job
Learning on the job
Are you in college studying for a career in business? PNNL is looking for interns with strong backgrounds in accounting, finance, contract management, or general business. PNNL offers paid internship opportunities for undergraduate students to get hands-on experience by working with a mentor in a specific area of business. Students will learn from professional business staff members who support PNNL’s research and operations functions.
Interns will also have the opportunity to engage in educational and leadership development activities involving laboratory demonstrations, field trips, communications, and career awareness workshops.
Depending on the length of your internship and the requirements of your college or university, a PNNL business internship may allow you to earn credits valid toward graduation. Staff at PNNL will work with students to determine if this is an option based on their unique situation.
Restrictions May Apply: Due to PNNL policy, students under 18 years of age are not eligible to work in laboratory spaces and may be restricted from certain kinds of field work.
Eligibility: To be considered for an internship, students must:
- be currently enrolled in or admitted to a public or private accredited university pursuing a business-related bachelor’s or master’s degree
- be taking or registered to take at least six credits per academic term
- remain enrolled in at least six credits per term during this internship to continue to be eligible
- have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, although individual internships may require a higher GPA
- be able to work full time, five days a week during the course of the internship.
Applying for an Internship
Find opportunities for business internship positions by searching PNNL’s career page and search for the terms “business” or “intern.” Please review individual job postings for specific details and closing dates.
Collect the items below and then bundle them into one PDF file. The system will only accept one uploaded file. Please be careful— if you make a mistake, you will need to create a new profile and start the process over.
Cover Letter: Explain why you are applying. Be specific. Why do you want a business internship opportunity? Convince the reader to look at your application. Your cover letter will be seen first; therefore, it must be well written and specific to the job you are applying for.
Resume: Provide educational background and academic information. You may want to include advanced placement courses, a list of any computer programming courses or experiences, and/or office skills. Include two personal references.
Unofficial Transcript: Provide a copy of your unofficial transcript.
Note: Please read job posting carefully because there may be other required documents. Remember, if any of the application components are missing and not uploaded in one PDF file, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. If you make a mistake, you will need to create a new profile and start the process over.
If you wish to apply to more than one position, please submit a separate application for each position.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this internship program again! Interning at PNNL has already been such a wonderful learning experience and I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge this summer.” — Returning business intern