DOE Paducah Site Contractor Seeks College Interns for the Summer

Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC, (FRNP) the deactivation and remediation contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Paducah Site, is now accepting applications from college students interested in applying for the 2020 College Summer Internship Program.

This ten-week internship program offers college students practical experience working on projects that support the deactivation of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the ongoing environmental cleanup activities at the Paducah Site.

“Internships allow students to gain valuable, hands-on experience working in fields like engineering, environmental remediation, hydrology and a number of other career paths,” DOE Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Paducah Site Lead Jennifer Woodard said.

Paid positions are open to students studying engineering, science, mathematics, and business-‑related fields, such as accounting and finance and human resources. 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.

“The individuals assigned to work with students over the summer often continue to be mentors for some of these students,” FRNP Program Manager Myrna Redfield said. “That’s an invaluable resource for these students to access long after their internship has ended.”

The 2020 internship program runs from May 18, 2020, through July 23, 2020.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old by May 18, 2020, 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. Students also must 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 resume and 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 The e-mail’s subject line must include the word “Internship.” Travel and lodging reimbursement is not provided. More information can be found at Resumes will be accepted through January 15, 2020.