The Department of Energy’s Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) formed a partnership with the Department of Defense and returning veterans through the Operation Warfighter (OWF) Program, offering active-duty veterans 120-day internships working among the federal workforce at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
SRS is a key DOE industrial complex dedicated to environmental cleanup, nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, and nuclear materials disposition in support of the U.S. nuclear non-proliferation efforts. The site also develops and deploys technologies to support radiological and chemical cleanup activities following 40 years of producing materials used for nuclear weapons, primarily plutonium and tritium.
For the last six months, DOE-SR has hosted a small group veterans based out of the Army’s Ft. Gordon in nearby Augusta, Ga. The OWF veterans serve internships in occupational disciplines like contracting, safety and information technology.
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Veterans gaining intern experience at Savannah River Site (from left): Yadira Bonilla-Cuevas, Terry Harris, Jonathan Ginsberg (Regional Coordinator, Operation Warfighter Program), Mark Spurlock, Dirck Moise and Deanna Yates, of the DOE Savannah River Operations Office, Office of Human Capital Management, recently met to discuss the intern program. Bonilla-Cuevas recently was hired as a federal employee after serving an Operation Warfighter internship. (DOE-SR Photo by Doug Aiken.)