ROTC Graduate Student Intern

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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.

In this role you will

  • 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 scientist in scientific research and development projects. Will use more advanced techniques.
  • Assist in conducting and documenting experiments.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Document and present 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.

Qualifications We Desire

  • GPA of 3.0 or above.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 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.

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LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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.

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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.

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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.

In this role you will

  • 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 scientist in scientific research and development projects. Will use more advanced techniques.
  • Assist in conducting and documenting experiments.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Document and present 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.
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  • 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.

Qualifications We Desire

  • GPA of 3.0 or above.

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