Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) advances the frontiers of knowledge, taking on some of the world’s greatest science and technology challenges. Distinctive strengths in chemistry, earth sciences, and data analytics are the heart of our science mission, laying a foundation for innovations that improve America’s energy resiliency and enhance our national security.

We are a national lab with Pacific Northwest roots and global reach. Whether our researchers are unlocking the mysteries of Earth’s climate, helping modernize the US electric power grid, or safeguarding ports around the world from nuclear smuggling, we accept great challenges for one purpose: to create a world that is safer, cleaner, more prosperous, and more secure.

We're located in Richland, Wash., and are one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science. Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation. And we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry.

The team at PNNL are recipients of the 2021 and 2022 Handshake Early Talent Awards! This award honors employers with best-in-class talent engagement and celebrates the teams that launch early careers to new heights.


PhD Intern

May 2022 Richland, WA
“I really enjoyed interning at PNNL as it gave me an opportunity to learn more about the 5G and other areas beyond my academic ambits such as Kubernetes and service meshes. In addition to this, I got an opportunity for a hands-on-experience on linux systems, virtual machines and VLANs. Another salient feature of this place is the opportunity to work on multiple cross domain projects. In this way, we can deepen our knowledge beyond our expertise. I must say this is the best place for me to grow, and thrive. All my mentors, and team members were really kind and they helped me to inure to this new environment.”

Robotics Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 Richland, WA
“I liked working with other mechanical engineers and computer scientists on a project I was interested in. I liked that I got to work independently and learn new software on my own and develop my problem-solving skills.”
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Questions & Answers

Does Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offer any type of mentorship programs?

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How much work-life balance do PNNL employees have?

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