ROTC Graduate and Newly Commissioned Officer Student Interns

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

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 multiple openings for Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) graduate level students and newly commissioned officers the opportunity to strengthen the relationship with the United States military and enhance the tie between the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy-Defense Programs (DOE-DP), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

ROTC interns work on projects in LLNL programs focusing on national security issues such as: fusion ignition and laser technology research at the National Ignition Facility, advanced manufacturing and materials technologies in support of our stockpile stewardship program, high-performance computing to enable scientific discovery and Laboratory missions, non-proliferation and arms control, and intelligence assessment. Specific projects will be determined following discussions with selected students and supervising researchers.
Interested individuals are to include their military branch of service, rank and clearance level (if any) when applying for this internship.

Essential Duties
- Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
- Performs technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects. Will use more advanced techniques.
- Assist in conducting and documenting experiments.
- Collection and analysis of data.
- Documentation and presentation of results.
- Attend Military Academic Research Associate (MARA) Program lectures and assigned workshops.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
- Perform all duties as assigned.

- Active ROTC member to an academic institution.                                                                         
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or a newly commissioned officer in physics, engineering, computer science, political science, biology or a related field.
- Ability to apply basic skills in engineering, scientific, or physics principles to solve technical problems.
- 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.              
- Demonstrated academic achievement in physics, engineering, computer science or a related field.
- Experience applying basic skills in engineering, scientific, or physics principles to solve technical problems.
- Knowledge of computer science programs/software may be required or preferred.

Desired Qualifications                                                                                                                  
- GPA of 3.0 or above.

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:  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.)

For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2


Note:   This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment.  For important information about LLNL appointments refer to the FAQs above.  This assignment is for full-time positions for 10-16 weeks in accordance with the terms of one of the Office of Science programs: Community College Internships (CCI), Student Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) or Visiting Faculty Program (VFP).  Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional LLNL student employment information and the Office of Science Workforce Development of Scientist and Teachers (WDTS) at

Hire requisition only.  Candidates were selected from an Office of Science applicant pool managed by the LLNL Government Internship Manager.

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 applying cutting-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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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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Livermore, CA 94550

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