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Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Summer Internship 2025

West Mifflin, PA, US

  • West Mifflin, PA, US
  • 2024-03-18 21:00:09
  • Engineering & Science
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About Us

Working at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory we foster pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, and Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while ensuring the safety and reliability of our nation's naval nuclear reactors, and training the Sailors who operate those reactors in the U.S. Navy's submarines and aircraft carrier Fleets. Looking for a lifetime career Apply today!

Job Description

Naval Nuclear Laboratory has internship opportunities for college students to spend the summer of 2025 getting great work experience, in great locations, supporting the world's greatest Navy.


Are you looking for a challenging internship at a unique company Do you want to be a part of exciting work and be involved with an awesome team Come join us! 


NNL is seeking Chemistry/Chemical Engineering students for our 2025 summer internship program! NNL Summer Technical Internships offer you an immersive professional experience in your field of study. You have the opportunity to work directly with world class engineers, scientists, researchers, and technicians who will provide you with real-world experience and mentorship. We work with state-of-the-art techniques researching and developing new technologies and concepts; designing and testing software, components or integrated systems; developing models and performing data analysis; supporting operations and developing process controls and procedures. At NNL you are a part of a team working on deliverables that have a direct impact on the Navy’s nuclear fleet.  


Program highlights include:

  • Final presentation to management, peers, and other NNL employees
  • Meet directly with NNL General Manager and Executive Leadership
  • Partnership with a mentor
  • Opportunity to tour local NNL site facilities
  • Trip to a Naval Shipyard for a guided tour
  • Extensive networking opportunities


The NNL Internship is an approximate 10-12 week program starting in May/June 2025.


An internship position may result in a return internship or full-time employment offer upon successful completion of the program.

Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

Candidates for Chemistry/Chemical Engineering internship positions must be: 

  • Pursuing Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related BS, MS or PhD degrees from an accredited college or university 

  • Must have completed at least first full year of college by May 2025 

  • Enrolled/continuing in a degree program throughout this internship 


Students must attach most recent unofficial college transcripts and resume to the employment application. 

Preferred Skills

  • Cumulative minimum GPA 3.0/4.0 

  • Prior related internship, co-op or work experience (paid or volunteer) 

  • Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD) or Naval Nuclear Program experience  

Compensation and Benefits

NNL offers an outstanding Compensation and Benefits package for interns and co-ops which includes:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plans:
    • 401(k) Plan with company match
    • Capital Accumulation Plan (CAP) with company contribution
  • Flexible work schedules and 9/80 work schedule option (every other Friday off). Hybrid work schedule may be available
  • Stipend for qualified applicants (school and home address must be >50 miles from assigned work location)

Pay Range

$23-$41 per hour

Note the salary information provided above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation. Naval Nuclear Laboratory personnel are FMP employees who work at four DOE facilities: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and Naval Reactors Facility, and at the U.S. Department of Defense-owned Nuclear Power Training Unit-Charleston. FMP employees also have an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations. For nearly 70 years, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory has developed advanced nuclear propulsion technology, provided technical support, and trained world-class nuclear operators to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our nation's submarine and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is a national asset solely dedicated to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. We rely on the dedication and innovation of our nearly 8000 engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana. Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

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