Defense Science and Technology Internship - Graduate Summer Student

  • Intern
  • Organization: Strategic Deterrence
  • Category: Students
  • Job Code 2: 712.0 Intern Exempt
  • Employee Referral Bonus: Not applicable
  • Job Code 1: 705.2 Grad Student R&D/Technical
  • Pre-Employment Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
  • Pre-Placement Medical Exam: Not applicable
  • Position Type: Student Intern
  • Security Clearance: None, but work must be performed by a U.S. person (e.g., U.S. citizen or permanent resident and certain others). Also, assignments longer than 179 days require a federal background investigation.

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Pay Range 705.2

$6,200 - $7,520 Monthly

This position is under a step structure.  Please note that the step placement is determined by your most recent completed academic year.

 

Pay Range 712.0

$5,380 - $8,700 Monthly

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for graduate students and for students who have received their Bachelor's or Master's degree, to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. You will conduct research in the fields such as nuclear physics, radiation transport, hydrodynamics, astrophysics, plasma dynamics, numerical methods and computer science. Research projects combine theory with computation and are geared to further the students’ educational goals. This position is in the Strategic Deterrence Directorate.

You will 

  • Develop and/or employ high performance scientific software to complete novel research tasks.
  • Work with mentors under limited supervision on your assigned project.
  • Present an oral presentation of each project at the end of the summer.
  • Present your work at a poster session.
  • Work on projects of greater complexity and given more freedom and responsibility to come up with fundamental solutions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing a graduate degree or completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree with a focus in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Must have experience applying basic principles of physics, engineering and/or computer science to solve technical problems.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Math, Physics and Engineering majors should intend to complete a Ph.D.
  • Students should have a track record of achievement in their field of study.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Coding experience (e.g., Python, C++).
  • GPA of 3.5 or above.

Application Deadline January 16, 2024

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

None required.  However, this position involves U.S. Export Control; this work must be performed by a U.S. person (U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident, U.S. national, or U.S. protected individual (e.g., refugee, asylee)).

If your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

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