National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program Info Session

Ms. Bethany Lavelle of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, coordinator of the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, will be on campus Thursday, April 12 from 6-7:30pm in 105 Noyes Lab to conduct an information session for graduate students in nuclear, chemical, civil, mechanical, and materials sciences to garner further interest in the NNSA program.

Please RSVP for this info session at Handshake@Illinois Refreshments will be provided.


The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is building the next generation of leaders for national security. During their year-long, salaried (plus benefits) positions, Fellows receive specialized training, career development, and professional networking, while directly supporting NNSA’s nuclear security mission, the State Department, or Department Of Energy’s- (DOE) Intelligence mission. Fellows work alongside experts in hands-on policy or technical placements at NNSA locations nationwide. Fellows make powerful programmatic contributions that help shape the technologies and decision making for nuclear materials detection and the security of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile among other missions. Eligibility requirements for NGFP are as follows: Candidates must be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a graduate degree program at some point between April 3, 2017 and October 3, 2018 with a minimum 3.20/4.00 cumulative GPA in graduate studies. Additional requirements include current US citizenship, ability to obtain a DOE Security Clearance, and ability to work full-time for the duration of the fellowship term (June 2019 to June 2020). Typical policy candidate backgrounds include international relations, security or nonproliferation studies, political science, public administration, economics, and related fields. Typical technical candidate backgrounds include engineering programs, physics, radiochemistry, chemical sciences, and other STEM fields. A combined policy and technical background is highly desirable. Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus. Students with backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting are also encouraged to apply.  Applications will be accepted from March 19, 2018 through October 3, 2018 for positions beginning the following summer. Visit to learn more and apply.