Government Funded Intern

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Global Security
Posting Requirement:  Exempt from Posting
Job ID: 105051
Job Code: Government Funded Intern (702.0)
Date Posted: March 18 2019

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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 Global Security (GS) Principal Directorate, through the sponsorship of the Department of Energy (DOE)/Office of Science, encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates who have not begun graduate studies to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Selected students perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs.
This includes but is not limited to, the following programs:
- Community College Internship (CCI) programs
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program
- Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)
Essential Duties
- Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
- Complete the full 10-16 week program.
- Complete the entrance and exit surveys through the online system provided at the beginning and the end of the internship.
- Make an oral or poster presentation on the outcome of their research activities.
- Complete and submit a research project report.
- Submit an abstract of their research in the required format.
- Submit a one-page peer review of another intern’s talk or poster. (SULI & VFP interns only)
- Attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities.
- Students should expect to spend approximately 40 hours a week working on their research projects or participating in the provided professional development opportunities.
- Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution, and pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, engineering, computer science or a related field or a recent graduate within one year who has not yet begun graduate studies in physics, engineering, computer science or a related field.
- Must have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all completed courses as a matriculating student.
- Ability to apply basic skills in engineering, scientific, or physics principles to solve technical problems.
- Demonstrated effective communication skills.
- Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
Desired Qualifications
- GPA of 3.5 or above

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires either no security clearance, or a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level or Q-level clearance depending on the location of the assignment.

If you are selected and a security clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  L and Q-level clearances require U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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.