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Seaborg Institute Nuclear Science and Security - Graduate Summer Intership Program

Internship | Intern
Students | livermore, CA | 01/18/2021

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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 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.

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.

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.
  • Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
  • 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 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

Applications must include a Statement of Research Interest (~250 words) and Resume. Applications are due no later than Friday, February 12, 2021.

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 This Internship Program is supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) which enables the Department of Defense, the United States Government and International partners to counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks. More information about DTRA and its mission can be found at


This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment. This assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break (June 14 – August 6, 2021) and will be run remotely with very limited in-person opportunities. 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.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, 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.  An L or Q clearance requires 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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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