Who We Hire


The Naval Nuclear Laboratory hires undergraduate and graduate students interested in obtaining practical work experience for technical and administrative professional positions. Our paid internship program combines learning with work experience while providing broad exposure to our business. Our program will help students explore possible career choices, develop new skills, and build a professional network. If interested, candidates may submit their resume at one of our campus recruiting events or view our list of current job openings.

Entry Level Employees

With five main Naval Nuclear Laboratory locations supporting the design, construction, operation, maintenance, training, and disposal of all nuclear reactors in the U.S. Navy’s Fleet, there are a variety of entry level opportunities within our company. These opportunities encompass many disciplines, including engineering and science, information technology, project management, finance, human resources, administrative support, engineering technicians, security, facilities, skilled trades, etc. To explore a list of meaningful career opportunities, please visit our job board.

Experienced Professionals

Individuals with diverse professional experience are an asset to the Naval Nuclear Laboratory. We are interested in experienced candidates who will thrive in our culture and align with our standards of professional and technical excellence, safety and security, accountability, effective communication, continuous improvement, integrity, collaboration, leadership, and innovation.

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory invests in leadership development and long-term career mentoring. Employees are encouraged and provided the opportunity to take on new challenges and responsibilities.

To explore a list of career opportunities, please visit our job board. 

Transitioning Military

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory has an ongoing need for various crafts, engineers, scientists, and technicians with shipboard and other military experience. We offer innovative, exciting, and meaningful work that links military and civilian talents to achieve our mission. We encourage and actively recruit veterans and other individuals with military experience.

Herminio, Electrical Engineer
"Working at NNL as an electrical engineer has been an amazing, challenging, and rewarding career. I have worked in many areas of equipment design, testing, and training, and have worked side by side with Navy crews in the lab and onboard the ships. These experiences have given me the firsthand opportunity to see the impact my work has on the Sailors who protect our freedom, and the meaningful contributions that I make to the security of our nation."
Electrical Engineer