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Professional Career Internship Position List

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Position Focus: Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Grid Modernization

Host Division: Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science (ACCESS)

Time: Summer (minimum 10 weeks)

For the first time, Argonne is announcing a summer internship position to help assess energy challenges facing the local and regional community and the solutions Argonne can bring to bear through its cutting-edge research. The ideal candidate has an interest in understanding the intersection between research and development and public policy and the regulatory, policy and economic framework for various clean energy and energy storage technologies.

Internship Description:

  • Take inventory of energy technologies and their impact in the global market.
  • Conduct independent research on various energy related policies at the federal, state and local level.
  • Support outreach efforts, including summer events in Chicago.
  • Assists with preparation of reports, presentations and other data-based documents.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Student Requirements:

  • Undergraduate (minimum junior year) or graduate.
  • Experience in computational analysis and public policy.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Attention to detail and focus on accuracy and producing quality, error-free work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Familiarity with web-based document management systems and database systems.

Position Focus: Business & Information Management

Host Division: Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF)

Time: Summer (minimum 10 weeks)

Internship Description:

ALCF computing resources are available to researchers from academia, industry, and government agencies. They support large-scale computing projects aimed at solving some of the world’s most complex and challenging scientific problems.

The Technology Commercialization and Partnerships (TCP) division is involved in strategy and business engagement for sponsored research and intellectual property commercialization. TCP collects and manages information and is responsible for reporting related to sponsored research and intellectual property.

  • Work with staff in both ALCF and TCP divisions.
  • Focus is on reviewing data systems and processes in place for tracking business contacts and interaction.
  • Developing user requirements for an integrated system and process.
  • May also involve prototyping and testing such a system.

Student Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate level.
  • 3.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • Interest in building technical collaborations between Argonne and industry.
  • Academic disciplines considered:  computer science, business focus, business informatics or business information systems degree programs. Interest in business information systems/management is helpful.
  • Familiarity with web-based document management systems and database systems.
  • Ability to work with graphical and command-line based software tools.
  • Skills in collecting user requirements and documenting user needs; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Position Focus: Procurement Services Program

Host Division: Financial Management & Procurement Services

Time: Immediately

Focus of the procurement services program is to provide procurement support and exceptional service to the scientists, engineers, and organizations across the Laboratory. Procurement services facilitates through the procurement process the timely and accurate payments to employees and suppliers as well as the appropriate allocation of fund, the timely and economical acquisition of standard and complex products and services required by the scientific and operations organizations of Argonne National Laboratory within legal constraints of the regulatory procedures and statutes.

Internship Description:

  • Use proprietary contract administration software to managing purchase orders, requisitions, and contracts for the entire laboratory.
  • Use Microsoft Excel to track required documentation and regulatory requirements associated with contracts.
  • Support laboratory procurement staff with expediting procurement actions.
  • Contact suppliers to confirm pricing and other details regarding purchase orders.
  • Deliver effective communication with laboratory staff and outside vendors.
  • Support procurement staff in resolving vendor transaction exceptions in Workday.
  • Work within a team that fosters transparency and collaboration.
  • Departments: Contract Administration, Procurement, Property, Small Business Compliance, Subcontracts & Construction, Commercial, Information Technology and Rapid Response.

Student Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Majors:  Finance, Business Management or Business Law with interest in supply-chain management or contract administration.
  • Completed two years of undergraduate academics in a business program and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Ability to be highly motivated and self-starting and seeking a future career in a business profession.
  • Ability to assist in difficult situations and keep composure and confidence.
  • Ability to negotiate between large scale project goals and individual work assignment.
  • Great aptitude for math and processing logic.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Student Requirements:

  • Desire to learn about business disciplines of accounting, business administration, economics, finance, management information systems, etc.
  • Enthusiasm to participate in a dynamic work environment with competing deadlines.

Position Focus: Financial Management Program

Host Division: Financial Management & Procurement Services

Time: Immediately

Focus of the financial management program is to provide accounting, business systems and financial reporting support, and exceptional service to the scientists, engineers, and organizations across the Laboratory. Financial management facilitates the timely and accurate payments to employees and suppliers as well as the appropriate allocation of funding and support costs to programs and projects.

Internship Description:

  • Use a Web-based enterprise reporting platform (Workday) to monitor expenses and revenues for the laboratory.
  • Use Microsoft Excel to conduct real-world cost analysis and financial reconciliation.
  • Work with financial professional in collecting information to help in resolving financial issues across the laboratory.
  • Assist in collecting and developing process documentation using standard work instruction templates developed in Word.
  • Assist with collecting audit support, tracking communications and transition to paperless record retention.
  • Work within a team that fosters transparency and collaboration.
  • Departments:  Business Transformation, Accounting, Payroll, Payables, Funding, Financial Planning & Analysis, Compliance & Audit.

Student Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Majors: Economics, Accounting, Finance, Data Analysis.
  • Completed two years of undergraduate academics in a business program and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Ability to be highly motivated and self-starting and seeking a future career in a business profession.
  • Ability to negotiate between large scale project goals and individual work assignment.
  • Ability to assist in difficult situations and keep composure and confidence.
  • Great aptitude for math and processing logic.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Student Requirements:

  • Desire to learn about business disciplines of accounting, business administration, economics, finance, management information systems, etc.
  • Enthusiasm to participate in a dynamic work environment with competing deadlines.

Position Focus: Deployed Safety Services

Host Division: Health, Safety and Environment

Time: Summer

The Deployed Safety Services Team (DSS) provides day-to-day ESH related support and services to the research and development organizations across Argonne and helps provide a standardization of safety practices across the laboratory.

Internship Description:

Interns in DSS will develop skills in anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and managing (including communicating) environmental, safety, and health hazards and risks by 1) understanding the work planning and control system in Argonne (DSS mentoring & qualification journal will be a starting point), 2) shadowing various safety generalists/specialists deployed across the site to perform facility safety inspections and work planning and control reviews, and 3) independently or with minimum support, perform the tasks above and generate a report or work planning and control document.

Students interested in this position may need additional skill sets:

  • Fundamental knowledge of Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) practices.
  • Ability to listen to and effectively communicate with various researchers and scientists from various scientific disciplines.
  • Desire to work with and support a broad range of scientific disciplines.
  • Proven oral and written skills to effectively communicate problems and solutions to workers and management.
  • Ability to develop interpersonal relationships with various researchers and scientists.
  • Openness to exploring work across all scientific disciplines and other areas that ESH supports.

Student Requirements:

  • Students seeking to apply to any of the ESH internship positions should have the following qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in occupational safety and health or radiological protection related program (ABET accredited preferred) full time and seeking a degree in an occupational safety and health or radiological protection field. Master students are eligible to apply.
  • Completed one year of schooling and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Additionally, students seeking this opportunity should show in their application:

  • A desire to learn about the broad disciplines of occupational safety and health such as occupational medicine, safety training, and safety information system, etc.
  • A desire to participate in a dynamic work environment with competing deadlines and combination of desk and fieldwork.
  • Their ability to be highly motivated, self-starting and seeking a future career in a safety profession.
  • Ability to assist in difficult situations and keep composure and confidence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and willingness to participate in documenting of reviews, walkthroughs and meetings.

Position Focus: Worker Safety and Health

Host Division: Health, Safety and Environment

Time: Summer

Internship Description:

This team partners and collaborates with all personnel to accomplish Argonne’s mission safely by offering the following services:

  • Assisting and advising Argonne’s personnel with their responsibility to implement Argonne’s Worker Safety and Health Policies and Procedures.
  • Interpreting Federal, State and Local worker safety and health (WSH) regulations and consensus standards related to WSH and applying them as appropriate to the execution of Argonne’s mission.
  • Developing and maintaining Lab-Wide WSH policies and procedures to meet the requirements of our DOE contract.

These services are handled by personnel who specialize in at least one of two disciplines referred to as (1) Occupational Safety Services, and (2) Occupational Hygiene Services.

Student Requirements:

Students seeking to apply to any of the ESH internship positions should have the following qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in occupational safety and health or radiological protection related program (ABET accredited preferred) full time and seeking a degree in an occupational safety and health or radiological protection field. Master students are eligible to apply.
  • Completed one year of schooling and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Additionally, students seeking this opportunity should show in their application:

  • A desire to learn about the broad disciplines of occupational safety and health such as occupational medicine, safety training, and safety information system, etc.
  • A desire to participate in a dynamic work environment with competing deadlines and combination of desk and fieldwork.
  • Their ability to be highly motivated, self-starting and seeking a future career in a safety profession.
  • Ability to assist in difficult situations and keep composure and confidence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and willingness to participate in documenting of reviews, walkthroughs and meetings.

Position Focus: Radiological Protection

Host Division: Worker Safety and Health

Time: Summer

The Radiological Protection Program is devoted to protecting the worker, members of the public and the environment from potential radiation hazards and radioactive material. Our staff are concerned with the recognition, evaluation, and control of health hazards to permit the safe use and application of ionizing radiation.

Interns will learn how to provide operational health physics support that entails planning and implementing radiation protection standards and practices for work with ionizing radiation.

Internship Description:

The following skills will be developed as part of the internship to prevent or minimize adverse effects to onsite personnel, members of the public, and the environment:

  • Learn how to evaluate radiological hazards and implement appropriate controls through the development of a written radiological work permit.
  • Learn to use computer applications in dosimetry, shielding, and spectrometry.
  • Learn to implement health physics and ALARA principles in radiological work.
  • Acquire knowledge and hands-on training on the use of the state-of-the-art instrumentation to perform measurement and analysis of ionizing radiation.

By developing the above skill set, interns have the opportunity to work on several projects:

  • Evaluate if air sampler inlet size affects collection of particulates if the flow rate of the air sampler is constant.
  • Determine the appropriate method to evaluate and assess intakes from special tritiated compounds.
  • Evaluate and recommend an instrument for surveying neutron pulsed fields for accelerator facilities.
  • Develop a clearance and release protocol for potentially activated materials at one of Argonne’s accelerator facilities; including the use of Canberra’s In-Situ Object Counting System (ISOCS).
  • Evaluate and update the use of passive area monitoring at Argonne to improve the characterization of radiological hazards.

Students interested in this position may need additional skill sets:

  • Knowledge of health physics and radiation protection theory and practice, the measurement and analysis of ionizing radiation and radioactivity, and radiation protection standards.
  • Knowledge of effects of radiation on tissues, nuclear and atomic physics, ALARA principles, and instrumentation theory.
  • Proven oral and written skills to effectively communicate problems and solutions to workers and management.
  • Ability to develop interpersonal relationships with various researchers and scientists.

Student Requirements:

Students seeking to apply to any of the ESH internship positions should have the following qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in occupational safety and health or radiological protection related program (ABET accredited preferred) full time and seeking a degree in an occupational safety and health or radiological protection field. Master and PhD students are eligible to apply.
  • Completed one year of schooling and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Additionally, students seeking this opportunity should show in their application:

  • A desire to learn about the broad disciplines of occupational safety and health such as occupational medicine, safety training, and safety information system, etc.
  • A desire to participate in a dynamic work environment with competing deadlines and combination of desk and fieldwork.
  • Their ability to be highly motivated, self-starting and seeking a future career in a safety profession.
  • Ability to assist in difficult situations and keep composure and confidence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and willingness to participate in documenting of reviews, walkthroughs and meetings.