Summer 2023 Internship – Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The majority of the internship opportunities are located at NRC Headquarters in Rockville, MD. There are limited engineering and science-oriented opportunities in NRC regional offices: REGION I-King of Prussia, PA; REGION II-Atlanta, GA; REGION III-Lisle, IL; REGION IV-Arlington, TX; and the Technical Training Center in Chattanooga, TN.

The NRC views Summer Interns as our future workforce. The work performed is professional in nature within a learning environment. Internship assignments are based on the functions and tasks performed in the organization to which you are assigned, and ideally related to your academic and career goals. 

This position offers training and developmental opportunities in the following areas:

  • Engineering: Chemical, Computer, Civil/Structural, Electrical/Electronics, Environmental, Fire Protection, Industrial, Materials/Metallurgical, Mechanical, Nuclear/Radiological, Systems, Welding
  • Physical Science: Atmospheric/Meteorology, Environmental, Geology, Hydrology, Physics, Seismology, and Health Physics (including concentrations in Radiation Biology, Waste Management, Environmental Health, Risk Communication, Radiation Chemistry, Radiation Dosimetry, Radiation Ecology, Epidemiology, Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology/Technology)
  • Business: Accounting, Data Analytics, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing
  • International: International Affairs, International Policy
  • Emergency Management: Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Security Management
  • Information Management /Graphic Design: Digital Media, Graphic Design; Information Management, Library Science, Multimedia, Records Management
  • Information Technology: Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Data Science, Computer Science/Information Technology, Instructional System Design, Network Engineering, Information Security, Software Architecture, Low-Code/No-Code Development, Application Development
  • Mathematics: Actuarial Science, Data Analytics/Science, Mathematics, Statistics



To qualify for these positions all applicants MUST currently hold and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher, be enrolled in an accredited degree seeking program during the 2022/2023 academic year, and meet the academic criteria specified in the “Requirements” section of this vacancy.

Your pay will be determined by your degree program, duty station, GPA, and semester hours completed based on the end of the 2022/2023 academic year.  However, the hourly rate of pay will be no lower than $15.92 and no higher than $36.25.

If you are an undergraduate student, your grade level will be based on the following:

To qualify for all other disciplines, you must:


Be a high school graduate with 30 to 89 semester hours of college credit.


Be a high school graduate with 90 or more semester hours of college credit.

If you are a graduate student, your grade/pay will be set based on the following:


Bachelor’s with a GPA of at least 2.85 but below 2.95 on a 4.0 scale.


Bachelor’s with a GPA of at least 2.95 on a 4.0 scale or completion of one full academic year of graduate level education.


Completion of two academic years of graduate level education or a Master’s degree or equivalent.

NOTE: The number of semester hours are based on the end of the 2022/2023 academic year (May/June 2023).

An ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Basic office automation skills with such programs Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Effective organizational, and oral and written communication skills suitable for a professional environment.

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