Staff Intern

### Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
#### 1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA
##### Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Tuesday 11/22/2016 (1 day(s) ago)
Closes Friday 2/3/2017 (72 day(s) away)
## Job Overview
### Summary
The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (Board) is an independent agency of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Federal government that evaluates the scientific and technical validity of activities undertaken by the Department of Energy (DOE) in managing and disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in accordance with the terms of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended. The Board reports its findings and recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Energy at least twice a year. The Board is composed of 11 part-time Board members appointed by the President, supported by 10 full time staff.
The Board's summer staff intern position offers a unique opportunity for undergraduates or graduate students (U.S. Citizens) studying disciplines relevant to the nuclear fuel cycle and the geologic disposal of radioactive waste. The selected intern(s) will gain practical experience working with Board members and the Board's professional staff in supporting the review of activities related to the management of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.
### Duties
The internship is intended for students majoring in relevant disciplines related to the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle or geologic disposal of high-level radioactive waste. The activities to be undertaken by the selected intern(s) will include the investigation of a scientific or technical issue related to the Board's mission. Specific opportunities for the selected intern are:
Engaging in research and drafting a technical report or primer on a topic relevant to the Board's mission while being mentored by one or more of the Board's senior professional staff and Board members. This will allow the selected intern(s) to gain insights into how the Board members apply their academic experience and research interests to the Board's mission.
Attending Board meetings and meetings with other organizations such as the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The intern(s) may also travel to conferences and nuclear facilities with Board members or staff in support of the Board's technical review activities.
Presenting to the Board's senior professional staff, the results of an investigation of a scientific or technical issue undertaken during the internship.
Other duties may be assigned based upon the selected intern's academic discipline and interests.
### Travel Required
Occasional Travel
To be determined by agency
### Relocation Authorized
## Job Requirements
### Key Requirements
Resume and/or Supporting Documents (see How to Apply)
Travel to and from duty location will be provided
### Qualifications
STUDENT STATUS REQUIRED : Applicants must be enrolled as a student in an accredited 4-year college/university Bachelor's or advanced degree program.
EDUCATION REQUIRED : Applicants must have completed at least their junior year of college/university when they enter the internship. Applicants must also be enrolled in a field of study relevant to the nuclear fuel cycle and the geologic disposal of high-level radioactive waste; examples include geoscience, geochemistry, physical chemistry, materials science, nuclear engineering, earth science, environmental science, environmental engineering, and geophysics.
AVAILABILITY : The internship will begin in the summer of 2017. The start and end dates are negotiable.
Intern(s) will be responsible for food and lodging during the period of the internship.
### Security Clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
## Additional Information
### What To Expect Next
A selection panel will initially evaluate candidate applications to ascertain each candidate's ability to successfully fulfill the role of the position as demonstrated by the applicant's letter of application, resume, and most recent transcripts. Other information may be considered as the selection process evolves?such as written letters of reference. You will be notified by email if your application is selected for further review in a telephone interview. The Board expects to complete the selection process by early April, 2017.
The selected applicant(s) will earn four hours of sick leave and four hours of annual (vacation) leave per pay period (every two weeks) and will also be paid for holidays which fall on regularly scheduled work days.
### Other Information
The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, political affiliations, handicap, or any other non-merit factor.
Salary Range: $47,000.00 to $65,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: AD-0301-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizenship or Nationals
Control Number: 457317100
Job Announcement Number: WA-1855042-TM d05dd6f7f8fb45bf9f0602791fabfd94

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