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Seaborg Institute Nuclear Science and Security Graduate Student Intern - Summer 2023

Internship | Intern
Students | livermore, CA | 12/14/2022

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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 committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range
$6,200.00  - $7,520.00  Monthly for the 705.2 level
$5,380.00  - $7,372.00  Monthly for the 712.0 level
This position is under a step structure.  Please note that the step placement is determined by your most recent completed academic year.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for graduate level students and for students who have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree to engage in practical research to further their education goals. These are training opportunities to gain experience. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of actinide and radiochemistry, isotopic analysis, radiation detection, nuclear engineering, or other related fields. These positions are within the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute (GTSI) Program.

Application Details

Applications must include a Statement of Research Interest (~250 words) and Resume. Applications are due no later than Friday, February 3, 2023.

The LLNL Seaborg Institute Nuclear Science and Security Summer Internship Program is managed by The Glenn T. Seaborg Institute (GTSI). Details regarding the mission and research supported by GTSI and mentors supporting the internship program can be found at

Note: This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment. This assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break (June 12 – August 4, 2023). The assignment may be remote or in-person, depending on the scope of the research being pursued. Salaries are based on academic standing and compensation rates established by LLNL’s Human Resources department. Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts and 1 letter of recommendation. Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional student employment information.


In this role you will 

  • Students will work with engineers, scientists, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of actinide and materials science, radiochemistry, isotopic analysis, radiation detection, nuclear engineering, or other related fields.
  • Conduct research in assigned area under limited direction and supervision.
  • Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
  • Present/communicate results to research group.
  • Perform technical assignments of an advanced degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects.
  • Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
  • Attend relevant seminars.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or completed their bachelor’s or master’s degree in physics, chemistry, geology and geochemistry, nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, environmental sciences or a related field.
  • Experience applying advanced engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
  • Ability to conduct research and present and communicate concepts and ideas including research project(s), document work and give a technical talk/presentation.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Academic achievement in a scientific or engineering curriculum.
  • Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in operating personal computer to translate and report scientific data.

Qualifications We Desire

  • GPA of 3.0 or above.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Holiday Pay
  • Sick leave accrual
  • Individual 401(k) contributions

Security Clearance

None required.  However, 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.

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. 

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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