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System Administrator Summer Internship 2025

Naval Nuclear Laboratory has internship opportunities for college students to spend the summer of 2025 getting great work experience, in great locations, supporting the world's greatest Navy.


The Naval Nuclear Laboratory will be hiring System Administrator interns to join our team in 2025! NNL Summer Technical Internships offer you an immersive professional experience in your field of study. You have the opportunity to work directly with world class engineers, scientists, researchers, and technicians who will provide you with real-world experience and mentorship. We work with state-of-the-art techniques researching and developing new technologies and concepts; designing and testing software, components or integrated systems; developing models and performing data analysis; supporting operations and developing process controls and procedures. As a System Administrator intern, you will be working with end-users and provide technical assistance in resolving advanced hardware/software issues. You will also gain experience in developing IT processes and have the opportunity to implement and test systems. At NNL you are a part of a team working on deliverables that have a direct impact on the Navy’s nuclear fleet.  


Program highlights include:

  • Final presentation to management, peers, and other NNL employees
  • Meet directly with NNL General Manager and Executive Leadership
  • Partnership with a mentor
  • Opportunity to tour local NNL site facilities
  • Trip to a Naval Shipyard for a guided tour
  • Extensive networking opportunities


The NNL Internship is an approximate 10-12 week program starting in May/June 2025.


An internship position may result in a return internship or full-time employment offer upon successful completion of the program.


Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

Candidates for Systems Administrator internship positions must be: 

  • Pursuing Information Technology, Information Science, or related BS, MS or PhD degrees from an accredited college or university 
  • Must have completed at least first full year of college by May 2025 
  • Enrolled/continuing in a degree program throughout this internship 


Students must attach most recent unofficial college transcripts and resume to the employment application. 


Preferred Skills

  • Cumulative minimum GPA 3.0/4.0 
  • Prior related internship, co-op or work experience (paid or volunteer) 
  • Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD) or Naval Nuclear Program experience