Internship (Master's or PhD students) at


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Richland, WA
United States


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The  (PNNL) will host the 3rd annual teamed web app intern development competition in Summer 2016 to foster novel and creative approaches that enhance biosurveillance. Intern teams will be responsible for identifying the target user, usage scenarios, and app design and development. Interns will be encouraged to leverage and adapt new and existing algorithms, analytics, mathematical models and other tools and methods to support the analytic needs of the target users. Each intern team will produce over the course of the 10 week long program a fully functional disease surveillance-related web application, which at the conclusion of the program will be judged by a panel of domain experts, and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. The competition will be managed to provide both a positive educational experience for the interns as well as a high-quality software product. All students are expected to start on the same day during summer 2016.

PNNL will organize and provide support and guidance for a solid design and implementation process. Teams will be chosen to contain a suitable representation of experience, including software engineering, human-computer interaction, social media, epidemiology, and mathematical modeling and simulation. Additionally, interns will exhibit a strong desire to work collaboratively in a team and the ability to effectively communicate and present their ideas.

Applications are accepted here:

Masters Intern - Web App Dev't / Disease Surveillance Competition

PhD Intern - Web App Dev't / Disease Surveillance Competition

Some information on previous competitions can be found here:






Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a Master's program at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with experience in one or more of these areas, or closely related topics, are encouraged to apply:

  • Web application development
  • Software engineering
  • Epidemiology / Public Health
  • User Experience Design