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Young Women in Science Program (YWiS)

Overview

The YWiS summer internship is a 10-week research-based educational experience for females. The students must have an expressed interest in and potential for educational opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

This experience includes working with a scientist-mentor in a specific research area. We also provide educational, leadership development activities involving laboratory demonstrations, field trips, communications and career awareness workshops.

Job postings open: March 22, 2017
(Postings will be available at pnnl.jobs, see the “How to Apply” tab for more details. Read each job posting carefully for closing dates.)


Start/End Dates: June 19 – August 25, 2017

Student must:
  • be a  female.
  • be currently enrolled in a public or private school and interested in a career in STEM or computer science.
  • be sixteen years of age at the time the appointment begins.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (from 9th grade to current standing).
  • be a sophomore or junior at time of application.
  • not have obligations or plans that will necessitate an interruption of research during the tenure of their ten-week internship; therefore, vacations are not allowed.

Preference is given to students that have taken advanced placement courses.

See the Key Dates tab for current information about job postings. Once postings are open, a list of all high school internships will be available on the PNNL jobs website. Type High School in the search bar to find current openings. Read individual job postings for specific closing dates.

Instructions:

Include in one document:

  1. Cover Letter:
    1. Explain why you are applying.  Be specific.  Why do you want a research/summer internship opportunity?
    2. Convince the reader to look at your application.  The cover letter will be seen first; therefore, it must be very well-written, targeted and specific to the posting you are applying for.
  2. Resume:
    1. Educational Background and Academic Information, you may want to include advanced placement courses, a list of any computer programing and/or office skills.
    2. Include Personal References.
  3. Unofficial transcript:
    1. See your Counselor or Work Based Learning Coordinator for a copy of your transcript.
  4. Personal Statement: Describe who you are beyond your academic achievements and potential. Offer information in regards to what kind of activities, leadership or experiences you’ve had that contributed toward your interest in STEM?

NOTE: Bundle all documents into one PDF file for upload, the system will only accept one file. If you make a mistake, you will need to create a new profile and start the process over. If any of the components are missing and not uploaded in one-single PDF file, your application will be considered incomplete.

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