AIKEN, S.C. (June 2, 2023) — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, will host 44 interns this summer.
Cutline: Savannah River Mission Completion summer interns arrive ready to learn about the liquid waste mission. Pictured from left are Robby Smith, McKenzie Joy, Trent Carpenter, Ronald Barnes, Emmanuel Harley, Ben Randolph, Nicholas Leger, Truman Brabham, Amagee Sims, Ava Girard, Marisabel Acevedo, Cedric Slavin, Ashley Dogal, Lucy Moon, Mackenzie Stroud, Colton Hunt, Jonathan Bussey, Jada Pixley, Nicolas Hoeppel, Jinju Philip, Alliayah Shirley, Logan Richardson, Bryson Wilson, Kevin Reece, Madison Plue, Hunter Shealy, Gordon Bryce, Justin Le, Ella Eick, Sarah Davidson, Laura Bachelder, Ethan Youmans, Jacob Schmitz, Willie Ouzts, Liying Wu, Haze Matthews, and Aisha Burrell. Not pictured: Tatum Gillespie, Brooklynn Sims, Gage O'banion, Maren Gwaltney, Caleb Randolph, Ambereen Khan, and Tarun Nair.
Summer interns bring educational backgrounds in all facets of engineering, environmental science, biology, chemistry, business administration, and more.
The interns represent colleges and universities from South Carolina to Texas, including University of South Carolina, USC Aiken, Clemson University, Wofford College, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, Morehouse College, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, University of Florida, Texas Tech, Purdue University, Tulane University, University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, Texas A&M, University of Texas, and more.
SRMC Intern Coordinator Allison Brinkley loves seeing students’ curiosity come alive and witnessing the pride they feel for having contributed to SRMC’s important mission: safely reducing the risk to the community and environment of radioactive liquid waste stored in aging waste tanks.
“The purpose of our internship program is to foster interest in the SRMC mission and future employment at SRMC,” Brinkley said. “We have an invaluable opportunity to encourage individual student development. This is all thanks to our mentors and managers ensuring students are contributing team members.”
The summer interns will have a well-rounded experience at SRMC with professional development sessions, weekly lectures, community service projects, and networking activities.
SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.
Cutline: Savannah River Mission Completion summer college interns visit one of the liquid waste facilities during a stop on their Savannah River Site tour.