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 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 13–August 5, 2022

Location

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

Note that this assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break and will likely include a combination of in-person and remote internship opportunities.

Requirements

The successful applicant must be a senior undergraduate student or enrolled in or entering an MS or PhD graduate program in 2022. Applicants are required to submit a CV/resume and a 250 word statement of research interests.

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

For full consideration, apply for the appropriate job posting on LLNL’s Careers site, keyword search: Seaborg Institute:

Application Deadline: February 11, 2022

Contacts

Keisha Blincoe, GSTI Administrator: blincoe1 [at] llnl.gov
Mavrik Zavarin, GSTI Director: zavarin1 [at] llnl.gov

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