Career Opportunities

Summer Internship in Nuclear Science and Security

For over 20 years, LLNL’s Glenn T. Seaborg Institute (GTSI) summer internship programs have offered graduate students the opportunity to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals.

The goal of the 2019 summer internship program is to facilitate the training of next-generation scientists to solve critical national problems in the fields of nuclear science and security. For eight weeks, participating graduate and senior undergraduate students will have the opportunity to:

  • Carry out research under the supervision of a staff scientist
  • Attend a weekly lecture series
  • Interact with other students
  • Present their work in poster format at the end of the program
  • Meet federal sponsors from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), an agency that enables the Department of Defense and the U.S. government to ensure nuclear deterrence and to prepare for and combat weapons of mass destruction and improvised threats.
  • Dates

    June 17–August 9, 2019

  • Location

    LLNL, Livermore, CA—40 miles east of San Francisco.

  • Requirements

    The successful applicant must be a U.S. citizen and enrolled in or entering an MS or PhD graduate program in 2019. Applicants are required to submit a CV/resume and a 250 word statement of research interests using the application link below.

    In addition, applicants considered for the summer internship will need to provide, upon request, one letter of recommendation and their graduate/undergraduate transcripts.

  • Financial support

    LLNL offers a generous salary depending on year in school and reimbursement for travel to and from LLNL.

  • Application information

    The application period for 2019 is closed. Please check back in the fall of 2019 for information about the 2020 application period.

  • Contacts

    Keisha Hamilton, GSTI Administrator: hamilton32 [at]
    Mavrik Zavarin, GSTI Director: zavarin1 [at]

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