AIKEN, S.C. (May 17, 2022) — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the Savannah River Site (SRS) Liquid Waste Contractor, is welcoming 34 interns for a summer of work that will benefit the futures of the students and the SRMC mission.
SRMC managers and mentors will be giving the interns meaningful projects as they gain workplace experience in their fields of study. The college students’ majors range from construction management, business, communications, information technology, computer science, biology, to various disciplines of engineering, among others.
In addition to their projects, the interns will go on site and facility tours and attend a lecture series. After hours, they will have opportunities for community service through Project VISION and social networking at a local baseball game.
SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson considers these interns to be learners first, contributors second.
“Savannah River Mission Completion is honored to have a role in developing tomorrow’s leaders through our summer intern program,” Olson said. “SRMC managers, mentors, and teammates have the opportunity to instill values, set direction, and put someone on the path to succeed.”
The interns will spend the summer learning about SRMC’s mission to treat and dispose of Cold War-era radioactive waste and operationally close both SRS liquid waste tank farms in a way that safely, efficiently, and effectively protects workers, the public, and the environment.
The students are coming from schools across the country: The Citadel, South Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Georgia Southern, Georgia Institute of Technology, Anderson University, Mercer University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Augusta University, Gardner-Webb, USC Aiken, University of Texas, Murray State University, College of Charleston, University of Georgia, and Aiken Technical College.
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.
Savannah River Mission Completion Senior Recruiter Allison Brinkley (center) conducts onboarding information with two of SRMC summer interns, Ashley Dogal (left) and Willie Ouzts.