Savannah River Mission Completion Welcomes Largest Class of Summer Interns

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, June 10th, 2024

Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the Liquid Waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), has welcomed the largest class of summer interns in the program’s history.

Sixty college students are working within SRMC this summer, supporting the SRS radioactive Liquid Waste cleanup mission, and bringing fresh perspective in the areas of engineering, environmental science, biology, chemistry, business, communications, and more. About a dozen students are returning interns. 

The interns hail from Mercer, Brigham Young, University of South Carolina, Clemson, University of Florida, USC Aiken, Georgia Tech, University of Arkansas, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky-Paducah, Georgia Southern, University of Virginia, Purdue, Michigan, Rose-Hulman, University of Kentucky, West Virginia University, Charleston Southern, University of Tampa, Florida International University, Oklahoma State, Columbia International, Georgia State, Benedict College, Augusta University, and Georgia College & State University 

SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson said SRMC always strives to assign meaningful work and projects to our summer interns while providing the opportunity to be learners first and contributors second. 

“These students will be learning alongside some of the best employees who are focused on our mission to safely reduce the risk to the community and the environment of the radioactive liquid waste stored in waste tanks at SRS,” Olson said. “We are thrilled to have them on the team, and we are here to support in many ways, including sharing the standards of our safety culture and core values and behaviors.”

The summer interns will have a well-rounded experience at SRMC, including professional development sessions, facility tours, technical lectures, community service projects, social outings after hours, and senior management 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.