Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office

DOE Paducah Site Seeks College Interns for the Summer

February 26, 2019

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DOE summer college interns like Alex Montgomery gain hands-on experience as they learn how deactivation and remediation services are safely performed at the Paducah Site.
DOE summer college interns, like Alex Montgomery pictured here, gain hands-on experience as they learn how deactivation and remediation services are safely performed at the Paducah Site.

PADUCAH, Ky.—Two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Paducah Site contractors are accepting applications for their 2019 College Summer Internship Programs.

The DOE internships, managed by site deactivation and remediation contractor Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC (FRNP) and infrastructure contractor Swift & Staley Inc. (SSI), offer college students practical experience working on projects that support infrastructure, deactivation and remediation operations.

“Internships are a valuable experience for college students, giving them first-hand knowledge and experience working in a professional environment,” DOE Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Paducah Site Lead Jennifer Woodard said. “These opportunities allow them to apply their classroom knowledge to real work, which greatly enhances their overall education.”

Paid positions are open to students studying engineering, science, mathematics, and business related fields, such as accounting and finance, human resources and public relations. Students are paired with dedicated mentors who assign them tasks and provide oversight and direction in how to accomplish safe and productive work at the Paducah Site.

“Each year I am amazed at the talent that comes to our company through this program. It offers something to the student and to our company, SSI Vice President and Project Manager Tammy Courtney said. “In fact, we recently hired a graduate of this program.”

Applicants must be at least 18 years old by May 20, 2019, and must be sophomores in good standing at an accredited college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Students must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA, in most cases. Some positions will require a 3.0 GPA. Students must also be able to successfully pass a drug screen and background check, and be U.S. citizens. Some positions require students to hold a valid driver’s license.

Those interested in applying for positions with FRNP should send a cover letter, which includes a description of the student’s career goals and the type of position for which the student is applying. Cover letters and resumes for FRNP can be e-mailed to frnpjobs@pad.pppo.gov. The e-mail’s subject line must include the word “Internship.” Travel and lodging reimbursement is not provided. More information can be found at https://fourriversnuclearpartnership.com/jobs/summer-internships. Applications will be accepted through March 11.

Students seeking employment with SSI should apply at www.swiftstaley.com. Applications will be accepted through March 15.