Temporary Summer Student Intern

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Posted by: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Sep 15, 2020


Rockville , MD 20852

Job Description:


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work 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.


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) views summer interns as our future workforce. The work performed is professional in nature and in a learning environment that gives the student intern the opportunity to evaluate the work for potential long-term employment. Student employment 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. Areas of assignment could include engineering and science, accounting, finance, and information technology, among others. For more information visit http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/employment/students.html.

These positions are located in various offices at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. MOST OF THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE AT NRC HEADQUARTERS IN ROCKVILLE, MD.

There Student Summer 2021 full time work schedule, temporary not to exceed 89 days include 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.
These positions are Non-Bargaining Unit. Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.


Qualifications are based on your academic standing as of the end of the 2020/2021 academic year (May/June 2021). Transcripts (official or unofficial) are required to determine academic standing at the time of application.
To qualify for these positions all applicants MUST currently hold and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher, be enrolled in a degree seeking program during the 2020/2021 academic year, and meet the academic criteria specified below.

The NRC is accepting applications for the following disciplines:
Accounting: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Data Analytics

Engineering: Nuclear, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Fire Protection, Chemical, Industrial, Environmental, Risk and Reliability, Construction

Physical Science: Geology, Health Physics, Hydrology, Atmospheric and Environmental Science, Physics

Business (Graduate Students Only): Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Contract Management, International Policy, International Affairs, Public Administration, Emergency Management, Political Science, Library Science, Records Management
Graphics: Graphic Design; Multimedia Design

Information Technology: Cybersecurity, Cloud computing, Data Analysis, Computer Science/ Information Technology
Mathematics: Statistics, Data Science

Your grade (GG-04, GG-05, GG-07 OR GG-09) will be determined by your semester or quarter hours and GPA, based on the end of the 2020/2021 academic year. However, the base hourly rate of pay will be no lower than $12.90 and no higher than $35.82. Your salary will be determined by locality, discipline, grade point average (GPA), and number of semester hours completed.

If you are an undergraduate student, your grade level will be based on the following: (PLEASE NOTE: the number of semester hours is based on the end of the 2020/2021 academic year. (May/June 2021)
• Engineering and Science GG-04 grade level (0899/1399 job series): You must be a high school graduate with 30 to 59 semester hours of college credit.
• Engineering and Science GG-05 grade level (0899/1399 job series): You must be a high school graduate with 60 to 90 or more semester hours of college credit.
• All other disciplines GG-04 grade level: You must be a high school graduate with 30 to 89 semester hours of college credit.
• All other disciplines GG-05 grade level: You must be a high school graduate with 90 or more semester hours of college credit.
If you are a graduate student, your grade level will be based on the following:
• GG-5 grade level: Bachelor's with a GPA of at least 2.85 but below 2.95 on a 4.0 scale.
• GG-7 grade level: 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.
• GG-09 grade level: Completion of two academic years of graduate level education or a Master's degree or equivalent.
Ideal candidates should also possess the following: Basic skills in using office automation programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point (or other desktop software programs) and effective organizational and communication skills suitable for a professional environment.


You must be a degree seeking student enrolled at least half-time in an accredited educational institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.85.

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.” Find the Temporary Summer Student Job Announcement Number ALL OFC-2020-0025 and apply on-line by October 19, 2020. If you are viewing this opportunity after October 19th please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.

After the vacancy announcement closes, applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be referred to the hiring managers for further consideration. We expect to make selections in the December 2020 time frame.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a highly competitive vacancy with a limited number of positions available. Applicants can expect to receive an email notification that their application was received, a second notification if they are deemed a best qualified applicant, and a final email when all the positions have been filled.

IF SELECTED, you will be contacted directly by a hiring manager via the contact information you provided in your application.

Education Level:

High school or ged

Pay Rate:

Less than $20,000

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About U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 and began operations in 1975. NRC’s mission is to license and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety and to promote the common defense and security and to protect the environment. In carrying out its mission it exercises the following vision: Demonstrate the Principles of Good Regulation (independence, openness, efficiency, clarity, and reliability) in performing our mission. NRC’s scope of responsibility includes: the regulation of commercial nuclear power plants, research and test reactors, nuclear fuel cycle facilities, medical, academic, and industrial uses of radioactive materials; the decommissioning of these facilities and sites; and, the transport, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials and wastes. NRC issues licenses for civilian uses of radioactive materials, oversees the licensees, and certifies standard nuclear reactor designs and spent fuel storage casks and transportation packages. It also licenses the import and export of radioactive materials; participates in international nuclear activities, including multilateral and bilateral safety and security activities; and works closely with its international counterparts to enhance nuclear safety and security worldwide. To accomplish its overall mission NRC has identified two Strategic Goals—To ensure the safe and secure use of radioactive materials. We need a wide variety of administrative and technical staff to accomplish our objectives. We hire engineers, scientists, security specialists, information technology professionals, financial analysts, and a range of other occupations. We’re constantly looking for outstanding individuals at all levels – recent grads, mid-career professionals, and senior leaders.

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