The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is a full-time fellowship program for highly motivated students in a career in global nuclear security and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The mission of NGFP is to produce exceptional leaders through a proven platform that is based on guiding principles, tested criteria, a targeted outreach strategy, and a lifecycle management approach. Fellows receive specialized training and professional development opportunities, while also directly supporting NNSA's global nuclear mission in placements that align with their backgrounds and interests. The 12-month fellowship includes:
- A week of orientation and training at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington.
- Federal orientation and training at NNSA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
- Placements working in NNSA program and site offices, many in Washington, D.C. and some in other locations nationwide.
- Job-specific training and professional development events, including opportunities for additional DOE-sponsored training at U.S. national laboratories and other government agencies and exceptional networking opportunities for future career positions.
Specific Eligibility Criteria
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be eligible for security clearance based on position requirements
- Have a career interest in U.S. and global nuclear security
- Be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, OR
- Have completed a graduate degree program within 12 months prior to the application deadline of 10/20/2014, AND
- Have a final and current cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 in the graduate degree program