Science Programs - High School SRAP
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA

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Organization and Job ID

Job ID:
302104

Directorate:
Organizational Development

Group:
Work Based Learning
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Job Description
The Student Research Apprenticeship Program (SRAP) is a research-based educational internship experience for students who are members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering (Hispanic, African American, or Native American in ethnic origin). The students must have an expressed interest in and potential for educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The program is designed for students who live within daily commuting distance of the Laboratory in Richland, Washington and attend high school in Benton, Franklin, or Yakima County or Columbia School District (Burbank, WA).
The program provides an eight-week summer experience that includes four days each week working side-by-side with a scientist-mentor in a specific research area.
Each week, time will be devoted to educational, career, and leadership development activities involving laboratory demonstrations, field trips, team building, communications, and career awareness workshops.
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Minimum Requirements
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a public or private high school in Benton, Franklin, or Yakima County or Columbia School District (Burbank, WA).
  • Applicants must be Hispanic, African American or Native American in ethnic origin.
  • Applicants must be sixteen years of age at the time the appointment begins.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (from beginning of 9th grade to current standing).
  • All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
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Qualifications
  • Applicants must show a strong interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and have taken mathematics and science courses that will support the understanding of their research assignment.
  • Applicants must have strong academic recommendations; illustrate a variety of interests outside their academic pursuits; demonstrate leadership abilities; and show interest in pursuing academic degrees or careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
  • Applicants must have reliable transportation to and from PNNL and cannot have a job or extracurricular activities that will conflict with the appointment.
No vacations or plans that will necessitate an interruption/absence during the eight-week appointment are allowed.

Application Instructions:
The following materials should be submitted electronically by February 15, 2013 at http://jobs.pnnl.gov.
Applicants will be ineligible for the program if they fail to submit the required cover letter and application.
In addition, the transcript must be post-marked no later than February 15, 2013.
Note: the following required attachments must be uploaded as one large Word document, in the resume section of http://jobs.pnnl.gov.

This includes:
  • A completed cover letter and all required questions within the provided application.
See http://science-ed.pnnl.gov/students/precollege/srapguide.stm for the SRAP Application and Guidelines.
  • Mail an Official Transcript of all academic work completed or attempted, beginning with grade nine through the first semester of the current academic year by February 15, 2013to:
Kathy Feaster Alley, Science and Engineering Education, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MS K1-01, Richland, WA 99354.
  • Note:
Through an agreement with the Work Based Learning Coordinators at the public high schools in Richland, Kennewick, Pasco and Kiona-Benton City School Districts, your transcript will be sent on behalf of your school.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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 staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

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