Seaborg Institute Nuclear Science and Security Summer - Undergraduate Student Intern

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have multiple openings for undergraduate level students to engage in practical experience to further their educational goals. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of actinide and radiochemistry, isotopic analysis, radiation detection, and nuclear engineering. These positions are within the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute (GTSI) Program.

In this role you will

  • Work with engineers, scientists, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of actinide and materials science, radiochemistry, isotopic analysis, radiation detection, and nuclear engineering in order to strengthen the pipeline for these scientific disciplines.
  • Under close supervision, participate in research in assigned area.
  • Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
  • Present/communicate results to research group.
  • Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity.
  • Attend relevant seminars.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, geology and geochemistry, nuclear engineering, chemical engineering or environmental sciences, or a related field.
  • Ability to apply basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
  • Ability to participate in research and present and communicate concepts and ideas including research project(s), document work and give a technical talk/presentation.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Qualifications We Desire

  • GPA of 3.0 or above.


Application Details

Applications must include a Statement of Research Interest (~250 words) and Resume. Applications are due no later than Friday, February 11, 2022.

The LLNL Seaborg Institute Nuclear Science and Security Summer Internship Program is managed by The Glenn T. Seaborg Institute (GTSI). Details regarding the mission and research supported by GTSI and mentors supporting the internship program can be found at https://seaborg.llnl.gov. This Internship Program is supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) which enables the Department of Defense, the United States Government and International partners to counter and deter weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks. More information about DTRA and its mission can be found at www.dtra.mil.

Note: This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment. This assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break (June 13 – August 5, 2022). Salaries are based on academic standing and compensation rates established by LLNL's Human Resources department. Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts and 1 letter of recommendation. Refer to the Scholar Program website at https://www.llnl.gov/join-our-team/careers/students for additional student employment information.

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  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
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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. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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In this role you will

  • Work with engineers, scientists, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of actinide and materials science, radiochemistry, isotopic analysis, radiation detection, and nuclear engineering in order to strengthen the pipeline for these scientific disciplines.
  • Under close supervision, participate in research in assigned area.
  • Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
  • Present/communicate results to research group.
  • Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity.
  • Attend relevant seminars.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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  • Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, geology and geochemistry, nuclear engineering, chemical engineering or environmental sciences, or a related field.
  • Ability to apply basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
  • Ability to participate in research and present and communicate concepts and ideas including research project(s), document work and give a technical talk/presentation.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Qualifications We Desire

  • GPA of 3.0 or above.

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