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Computational Chemistry Materials Science (CCMS) Graduate Intern - Summer 2024

Entry Level | Intern
Physical Life Sciences | livermore, CA | 10/06/2023

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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 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 - 7,090.00 Monthly.

This position is a step structure. Please note that the step placement is determined by academic level.  If selected transcripts will be required.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for graduate students to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals in the Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Summer Institute. You will research projects in the development and application of methods in computational materials science, computational chemistry, and other related areas of computational science. These positions are in Materials Science Division. 

In this role you will  

  • Work alongside Lab scientists performing computational simulation data analysis. 

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

  • Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and providing advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects. 

  • Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions. 


  • Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry, materials sciences, computational chemistry, or related field. 

  • Demonstrated academic achievement in material science, computer science or a related field. 

  • Experience applying basic scientific principles to solve technical problems and knowledge of PC and/or Macintosh computers to translate and report scientific data. 

  • Demonstrated effective communication skills. 

  • Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas. 

  • Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

  • Ability to work in a team environment. 

Qualifications we desire: 

  • Broad knowledge of material and/or computer science.  

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

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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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