Tech Student - Hydrology Intern

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA, United States
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Job Description

The candidate for this position will support interdisciplinary projects to study the environmental impact of conventional hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy systems by detecting and tracking fish or other animals in the river or ocean using underwater acoustic telemetry. The primary scope of this position includes digital signal acquisition in laboratory settings, data processing and analysis, and assisting with report writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate must be currently accepted in an undergraduate electrical, mechanical engineering, or civil engineering degree program at an accredited college or university. The candidate must be able to work well independently and in a multi-disciplinary team setting. The candidate must exhibit a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, and place a high value on data quality and accuracy. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated hands-on experience with hand tools, general laboratory equipment, and computer electronics.

Candidates must be actively enrolled in a BS degree in Geoscience, Hydrology, Engineering (Civil, Geological, or Environmental), or related field.

3.0 GPA or higher is preferred

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

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Hydrology

Opening Date: 2019-09-19

Closing Date: 2019-10-19