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Data Science Summer Institute Graduate Student Internship

Internship | Intern
Students | livermore, CA | 01/25/2021

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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 our summer internship program in data science. Our openings are for graduate level students or students who have received their Bachelor's or Master's degree to join the Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI). The DSSI is a 12-week summer internship program and selected interns will be given the opportunity to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. The selected interns will work in the data science field and provide technical and/or research support to projects in the area of Machine Learning, Statistics, High Performance Computing and other related fields.

In this role you will 

  • Students will work with scientists, engineers, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of computational science, numerical methods, mathematics, or other related fields.
  • Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide technical support to scientists in scientific research and development projects.
  • Support documentation, testing, creation, or modification of Laboratory software, hardware, or Computer operating systems.
  • Under limited direction and supervision, conduct research in assigned area. Gather and analyze data and information in support of scientific research.
  • Participate in research planning and evaluation discussion.
  • Attend relevant seminars and participate in DSSI related courses, meetings, and events.
  • Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions during your internship.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or has completed their bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Bioengineering or other related fields.
  • Effective programming skills in a high-level language such as R, Python or Matlab. Distributed/parallel computing and experience with C/C++ and/or Java a plus.
  • Ability to apply principles of data sciences (machine learning, statistics, computer science, mathematics) to solve technical problems.
  • Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Desire to understand and explore why certain algorithms are well-suited to specific applications.
  • Desire to participate in individual or team efforts including the LLNL DSSI Challenge Problems.
  • Desire to improve skills in public presentation of scientific results by giving presentations and participating in the LLNL student poster competition.
  • Eagerness to obtain an understanding of new application areas.
  • Exposure through coursework or relevant experience to some of the following topics:
  • Statistical modeling and data analysis
  • Bayesian and frequentist statistical frameworks
  • Inverse problems, uncertainty quantification
  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Multimedia signal and video processing
  • Combinatorics and algorithms
  • Graph modeling and social network analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation

Qualifications We Desire

  • GPA of 3.0 or above.

Additional 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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