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A season of learning: NNSS Student Program begins

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The Nevada National Security Sites (NNSS) kicked off the 2024 Student Program with two fun-filled days of training, professional headshots, networking opportunities and informational booths – all of which sets the stage for a successful summer and gives students the tools they need to thrive in their new roles.

Nearly 80 new hires and more than 35 returning students make up this year’s Student Program. With so many returning students, the program benefits from their experience and dedication, creating a dynamic and supportive environment for all.

Participating students bring diverse educational backgrounds to the NNSS, with majors in engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, information technology, business administration and more. Whether a student is in a technical, business professional, or support role, a variety of opportunities are available. During the 12-week internship, students participate in practical and meaningful projects in support of the NNSS mission, where they apply knowledge from the classroom to their job duties. This experience provides students with a vivid understanding of what a career in technical or professional fields might look like.

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“Through the Student Program, this internship provides a unique opportunity for students to bridge the gap between classroom theory and hands-on projects,” added NNSS Student Program Coordinator Terri Shafer.

Established in 2019, the Student Program was built to enable hands-on work experience, mentorship in various disciplines, and professional development opportunities for college students. While the program began as an in-person only experience, the NNSS now offers in-person, fully remote, and hybrid positions to allow students to have a personalized internship experience.

Learn more about the Student Program on the NNSS website and contact Student Program Coordinator Terri Shafer for information at

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