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Ergonomist Student Intern

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Job ID: 103377
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

The Computation Directorate is seeking talented and driven students in the field of kinesiology, ergonomics or occupational health for summer interns as ergonomists. Are you motivated to advance the health, safety, and wellness of others? Consider joining our team of passionate Ergonomists to improve the workplace and health of LLNL employees. Initial training and mentoring will be provided for interested individuals by LLNL Health Services.
 Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
-Conduct ergonomic evaluations in office, lab, or field environments either independently or with support from more experienced ergonomists and implement equipment and furniture recommendations.
-Schedule evaluations and working with client employees directly in a professional manner.
-Provide employee education and coaching in safe work practices to prevent injury and illness.
-Alternative input device selection: Review workstation configurations and integrate new ergonomic accessories into work practices (e.g., alternative keyboard, pointing, or other input devices)
-Ergonomic software management and data analysis.
-Support ergonomic program development.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):  
-Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Occupational Safety, or related field.
-Interested in Ergonomics (Kinesiology, Human Factors / Ergonomics, Biomedical Engineering, or related field).
-Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
-Personable and energetic with an ability to thrive in a human-centered environment
-Ability and desire to learn new skills while providing a higher level of applied scientific services
-Work independently yet able to initiate interaction when in need of assistance or support
-Comfort working within a variety of client environments, with diverse stakeholders
-Desire to deliver individual job coaching, ergonomic assessment, and injury prevention services

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  None required.


Note:   This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment.  This assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break or a year-round part-time position during the academic year and full time during academic breaks. Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional student employment information. Salaries are based on student academic level. Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.