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Cybersecurity - Undergraduate Intern - Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Summer Institute - Summer 2024

Internship | Intern
Students | livermore, CA | 09/07/2023

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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.

$21.40  - $29.00  Hourly

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 undergraduate students to join the Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Summer Institute (CSI) and to work on topics related to cybersecurity that align with LLNL’s national security missions. The 2024 CSI program will run during the summer with a range of start dates between May 20, 2024, and June 24, 2024 and flexible end dates through September 30, 2024. CSI is designed to provide selected candidates an opportunity to apply their skills to projects in areas of national importance such as the development and implementation of cybersecurity tools and capabilities to mitigate advanced threats and the cybersecurity of civilian and defense critical infrastructure. The program will include opportunities to participate in professional and technical development activities with lab Subject Matter Experts, network with fellow interns and lab employees, and learn about the breadth of LLNL’s support to US national security.

In this role, you will

  • Provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and other related fields working with scientists, engineers, and technical staff members.
  • Participate in research under close supervision in one or more of the following areas, as assigned:
    • Network/protocol analysis
    • Intrusion detection
    • Reverse engineering
    • Malware analysis
    • Incident response
    • Digital Forensics
    • Systems programming
    • Threat, risk, and/or attack characterization and analysis
    • Operational Technology/Industrial Control Systems cybersecurity
    • Software tool development
  • Gather and analyze data and information in support of scientific research.
  • Participate in research planning and evaluation discussions.
  • Attend relevant seminars and training classes (at least one per week).
  • Present work in at least one seminar or poster.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or other related fields.
  • Ability to apply basic principles of computer science to solve cybersecurity problems.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills.
  • Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated exposure through coursework or relevant experience to some of the following topics: network/protocol analysis; intrusion detection; reverse engineering; malware analysis; incident response; digital forensics; systems programming; threat, risk, and/or attack characterization and analysis; Operational Technology/Industrial Control Systems cybersecurity; software tool development.
  • Effective programming skills in C, C++, Rust, or Python.
  • Demonstrated exposure through coursework or relevant experience to some of the following tools: Matlab/Simulink, Wireshark, Ghidra, Binary Ninja, IDA Pro/Free, Zeek/Corelight, Splunk, Docker, NMAP, Suricata/Snort, Security Onion, Cuckoo, FTK, ELK, GDB, WinDBG/x64DBG/Immunity, IDS/IPS, Metasploit.

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?

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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