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Student Temporary Internship (Summer NTE 89 days)

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked among the best places to work for compensation, work-life balance, and performance for mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government. We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance. Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry, and research.


This is an Excepted Service Summer 2024 Internship Position - it is designed to provide students with paid work opportunities within the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) while still in school.

This announcement is only open to applicants who meet the definition of a "Student" and are in good academic standing as defined in the "Qualifications" section of this vacancy announcement. Actual salary will be determined based on location of selection, degree program, semester hours completed, and Grade Point Average (GPA). These are drug testing positions.

These Summer 2024 positions are located within various offices at the NRC. However, most of the internship opportunities are located at NRC Headquarters in Rockville, MD. Note: there are limited engineering and science-oriented opportunities in NRC regional offices: REGION I-King of Prussia, PA; REGION II-Atlanta, GA; REGION III-Lisle, IL; REGION IV-Arlington, TX; and the Technical Training Center in Chattanooga, TN.

This position may be non-competitively converted to a Cooperative Education Program position; however, conversions are not mandatory or guaranteed.

The NRC views Summer Interns as our future workforce. The work performed is professional in nature within a learning environment. Internship assignments are based on the functions and tasks performed in the organization to which you are assigned, and ideally related to your academic and career goals.

This position offers training and developmental opportunities in the following areas:

• Engineering: Chemical, Computer, Civil/Structural, Electrical/Electronics, Environmental, Fire Protection, Industrial, Materials/Metallurgical, Mechanical, Nuclear/Radiological, Systems, Welding
• Physical Science: Atmospheric/Meteorology, Environmental, Geology, Hydrology, Physics, Seismology, and Health Physics (including concentrations in Radiation Biology, Waste Management, Environmental Health, Risk Communication, Radiation Chemistry, Radiation Dosimetry, Radiation Ecology, Epidemiology, Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology/Technology)
• Business: Accounting, Data Analytics, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing
• International: International Affairs, International Policy
• Emergency Management: Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Security Management
• Information Management /Graphic Design: Digital Media, Graphic Design; Information Management, Library Science, Multimedia, Records Management
• Information Technology: Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Data Science, Computer Science/Information Technology, Instructional System Design, Network Engineering, Information Security, Software Architecture, Low-Code/No-Code Development, Application Development
• Mathematics: Actuarial Science, Data Analytics/Science, Mathematics, Statistics


In order to meet basic eligibility requirements for this Excepted Service, Summer Internship appointment, applicants must meet the GPA 2.85 requirement and the definition of a “Student” by the closing date of this announcement and throughout the duration of their appointment.

Student means an individual who has been accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a 4-year degree (at least) at a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).
Sons and daughters of NRC employees (including stepsons and stepdaughters) are not eligible to apply to this vacancy announcement.

To qualify for these positions all applicants MUST currently hold and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher, be enrolled in an accredited degree seeking program during the 2022/2023 academic year, and meet the academic criteria specified.
Your pay will be determined by your degree program, duty station, GPA, and semester hours completed based on the end of the 2023/2024 academic year. However, the hourly rate of pay will be no lower than $16.57 and no higher than $37.92.

If you are an undergraduate student, your grade level will be based on the following:
To qualify for the Engineering and Science 0899/1399 series, you must:

Be a high school graduate with 30 to 59 semester hours of college credit.
Be a high school graduate with 60 or more semester hours of college credit.
To qualify for all other disciplines, you must:
Be a high school graduate with 30 to 89 semester hours of college credit.
Be a high school graduate with 90 or more semester hours of college credit.

If you are a graduate student, your grade/pay will be set based on the following:
Bachelor's with a GPA of at least 2.85 but below 2.95 on a 4.0 scale.
Bachelor's with a GPA of at least 2.95 on a 4.0 scale or completion of one full academic year of graduate level education.
Completion of two academic years of graduate level education or a Master's degree or equivalent.
NOTE: The number of semester hours are based on the end of the 2023/2024 academic year (May/June 2024).

An ideal candidate should possess the following:

• Basic office automation skills with such programs Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, etc.
• Effective organizational, and oral and written communication skills suitable for a professional environment.


You MUST currently be a degree seeking student enrolled at least half-time at an accredited educational institution as defined by the U.S. Department of Education with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.85.
You must provide a copy of your "Unofficial" transcript for the degree that you are pursuing by the closing date of the vacancy announcement that notes the school you are attending, your major, and contains course titles, date of completion, number of credits, grades, cumulative grade point average (GPA), and courses currently in progress. "Official" transcripts will be requested at a later date.

How to Apply

Visit www.nrc.gov Review the NRC Opportunities page and click on “view a list of current NRC vacancies please visit USAJobs EXIT.” Or visit NRC's jobs posted to USAJOBS - Search and find the Student Temporary Internship (Summer NTE 89 days) Job Announcement Number ALL OFC-2023-0223 and apply on-line by October 30, 2023. If you are viewing this opportunity after October 30th please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.

ALL applicants must submit:

1. Current Resume

2. Responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire, that you will complete on-line

3. College Transcript

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