Aerospace Engineering Summer Intern

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for our Summer Internship Aerospace Engineering program taking place from April 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. Our opening is for an undergraduate or graduate level student or for a recent bachelors or masters level graduate (within one year of graduating). The selected intern will be given the opportunity to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. The selected intern will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic simulation and analysis, ablation and gas-surface interaction, Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC), structural and thermal analysis, or other related aerospace fields.

Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Student will work with scientists, engineers and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of aerospace engineering, particularly aerothermodynamic analysis, structural and thermal dynamics, numerical methods, or other related fields
- Analyze the external flight environment of an aerospace system through all phases of flight (launch, ascent, and re-entry) including all flight regimes (subsonic through hypersonic)
- Perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA), or multi-physics analyses; post-process the results; document and present the results
- Develop and maintain computational model and/or code documentation, verification and validation activities
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions
- Perform other duties as assigned
In Addition at the Graduate and Recent Grad Level (Exempt):
- Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area
- Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientists and engineers in research and development projects

At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt)
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering or a related field
- Experience applying basic engineering principles to solve technical problems
- Programming experience, especially in Python, MATLAB, Java, C++, and/or Fortran
- Demonstrated effective communication skills
- Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas
- Ability to work in a team environment
In Addition at the Graduate and Recent Grad Level (Exempt):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or a recent Bachelors or Masters graduate within one year
- Demonstrated academic achievement in the aerospace or mechanical engineering (or related) field with experience applying basic and scientific principles to solve technical problems

Desired Qualifications
- GPA of 3.0 or above
- Experience in one of more of the following:

  • CFD simulation codes (US3D, FUN3D, Fluent, Star-CCM+, etc.) preferably run on Linux HPC clusters
  • Structural finite element codes (NIKE3D, DYNA3D, ALE3D, DIABLO, ANSYS, Abaqus, etc.)
  • Flight trajectory simulation models and/or control algorithms for flight vehicles
  • Data science, machine learning, uncertainty quantification (UQ), model verification and validation (V&V), or reduced order modeling (ROM)

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level 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.

Note: This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment. This assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break. Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional student employment information.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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