Released October 14, 1998

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Nelson Cause (left) is getting an inside look at how top managers function at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, as the Lab's first management intern. Michael Bebon (right), Assistant Laboratory Director for Facilities & Operations, initiated the pilot internship program to provide career development and personal growth opportunity for people on a management track or for those with a few years of management experience. Eligibility requirements for the one-year management training program include a bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years experience within Facilities & Operations at the Laboratory. Cause graduated from Southampton College in 1987 with a B.S. in accounting, and worked for a Long Island accounting firm before joining Brookhaven Lab in 1991 as an administrative services assistant. When selected for the intern program, he was a budget specialist in the Lab's Plant Engineering Division. Cause is a resident of the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton.