Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology, and engineering that enhances the nation’s defense, reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) was established at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 1996 to bring together experts from the science, technology, and policy communities to address pressing national security challenges. For over 20 years, CGSR has engaged diverse perspectives on topics important to national security, deterrence, diplomacy, dual-use technology, arms control, nonproliferation, peacekeeping, cyber defense, and energy security. They have openings for Intern positions with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree during the summer to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. Interns may conduct research to support United States (US) policy and decision-makers in developing strategies for national and international security. Relevant fields of research include nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cybersecurity, interactive data mining, political science, and international relations.
The deadline to apply is February 26, 2021.
This opportunity is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and those entering the workforce.
Possible responsibilities include:
- Support the CGSR organization through contributions to ongoing research activities. Tasks may include literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and contributions to workshops and summary reports.
- Provide analysis to ongoing work, involving a moderate to a high degree of complexity.
- May assist in the planning of one workshop to support research effort.
- Gather and analyze data and information in support of research.
- Conduct an independent research project on an agreed upon topic aligned with CGSR research priorities.
- Participate in research planning and evaluation discussions.
- Attend relevant seminars and/or conferences.
- Present research to LLNL staff at end of the assignment.
- May prepare end-of-assignment technical report.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must have or be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field of study.
- If still in school, must show a high level of academic achievement.
- Ability to apply basic and scientific approaches to problem-solving (plan, analyze and execute).
- 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.
For more information and to apply, click on the level-appropriate link below.
Undergraduate Student Intern: click here
Graduate Student Intern: click here
Non-Student Intern: click here