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Undergraduate Intern - Communications and Security Awareness

This position is a communications position in the Security Awareness Program. The Security Awareness Program at PNNL delivers messages, articles, and campaigns to over 5,000 staff conveying security requirements. The position is in a fast paced dynamic environment with increasing needs while operating in a virtual environment.

The ideal candidate is a communications, marketing, journalism, or similar major. We are seeking a strong writer to assist in the development of compelling announcements, creative and innovative articles, and issuance of formal written communications around complex security topics. This environment is fast paced with tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, be extremely detail oriented, and have the ability to successfully operate in a virtual environment.

Candidates must be extremely detail oriented and have excellent customer service skills. A strong background in written communications is highly desired. Demonstrated ability to be organized and multi task will assist in the success of this internship. Impeccable written and verbal communication skills for varied audiences including an eye for customer-focused visual design.

Must be a quick learner who can work without constant supervision.
Must have ability to use Microsoft Office suite of products without assistance, including Word, Outlook, and Excel.

* Candidates must be US Citizens *

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must be undergraduate degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Desirable Qualifications
Prefer experience and knowledge in operating Sharepoint, MS Teams and Zoom.
Prefer candidates in the fields of Communications, Media/Journalism, or Marketing.
Preferred GPA of 3.0 or better.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Job ID: 312653
Closing Date: 2021-09-21