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Government Funded Student Intern (WDTS) - Spring 2022

Internship | Intern
Students | livermore, CA | 11/02/2021

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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

WDTS Program – Spring 2022 Term

Please note:
This listing is for pre-selected Office of Science (SC) WDTS Students and Faculty.  If you have not previously applied to the Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientist (WDTS) Program and been selected by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Lab Education Director (LED) please visit to learn more about the WDTS Program.

The mission WDTS is to help ensure that Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nation have a sustained pipeline of highly skilled and diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers. This is accomplished partly by support of undergraduate internships and faculty programs.

The DOE and SC encourages undergraduate students and for students who have received their Bachelor's degree and have not begun graduate studies to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at the DOE National Laboratories. Selected faculty and students perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs.

This includes the following programs:

  • Community College Internship (CCI)
  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
  • Visiting Faculty Program - Student

In this role you will 

  • Complete the full 10-16 week program (based on term).
  • Under close supervision, you will participate in research in assigned area.
  • Complete the entrance and exit surveys through the online system provided at the beginning and the end of the internship.
  • Make an oral or poster presentation on the outcome of their research activities.
  • Complete and submit a research project report.
  • Submit an abstract of their research in the required format.
  • Submit a one-page peer review of another intern’s talk or poster. (SULI & VFP interns only)
  • Attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities.
  • Students should expect to spend approximately 40 hours a week working on their research projects or participating in the provided professional development opportunities


  • Notification of acceptance into one of the Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) programs.
  • Selection by LLNL LED                                                             

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to 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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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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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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