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USNC-Tech is nuclear technology company that specializes in the design of compact nuclear energy systems for space and terrestrial uses. We are seeking outstanding students to join us in Seattle, Washington for a paid fellowship to assist with design efforts for nuclear thermal propulsion, surface nuclear power, and radioisotope power systems.



  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited university in a bachelors, masters, or Ph.D. program.
  • A background in a programming language.
  • Must be able to work full time for a minimum of 10-12 weeks between May and September 2020.


  • Experience with Python, C/C++, and/or LINUX.
  • Basic understanding of one or more of the following:
    • Nuclear physics
    • Heat transfer
    • Structural mechanics
  • Application of technical skills inside and outside of the classroom (examples: laboratory, research, extracurricular project teams, volunteering, personal projects, or internship/work experience).
  • Strong interpersonal skills (examples: leading a student organization or working in teams).
  • GPA of 3.5 or above.


  • Please send (1) resume, (2) an example of some code you have written, and (3) an example of some technical writing you have done such as a lab report or publication to  by February 10th, 2020.


  • There are opportunities for students who wish to publish technical work at a conference or in a journal to do so based upon approval from USNC-Tech and compliance with U.S. law.
  • Housing may be provided if available.
  • Pay will be based upon the class standing (i.e. undergraduate, masters, or Ph.D. student).


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), applicants must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.




USNC-Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with USNC-Tech is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.