High school is an ideal time for students to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and get applied experiences that can shape their future academic and career goals. During the academic year, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) offers internships to high school students interested in either business or research, with work available up to four hours per day, five days per week. In addition to work and research experience, these programs include leadership development activities, field trips, and communications and career awareness workshops.
The High School Business Intern program allows students to work closely with experienced PNNL business professionals, while students in the High School Research Intern program receive mentorship in a laboratory setting from PNNL scientists and engineers. PNNL offers elective credits for these internships through work-based learning programs at students’ schools.