Worker Safety and Health Graduate Summer Intern

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have multiple openings for graduate students and students who have received a bachelor's or master's degree in the Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Directorate. You will work under the direction of the Worker Safety and Health Functional Area to complete a project, or series of projects, that combine hands-on experience with technical knowledge. Projects will be matched to the interests of the student but must ultimately provide value to ES&H programs. This individual will interact with all levels of personnel at the Laboratory including managers, experimenters, technicians, and other personnel that may be outside the ES&H directorate.

In this role you will

  • Participate in safety inspections of work areas.
  • Perform technical analysis of data and apply effective analytical and problem-solving skills to complex problems.
  • Perform independent technical or operational tasks and projects and/or support research efforts.
  • Provide comprehensive support to LLNL programs and operations in collaboration with senior staff members to resolve moderately complex to complex issues.
  • Perform or assist in assessments of safety program areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Must be a college or university student pursuing a graduate degree or has completed their bachelor's or master's degree at an accredited institution in occupational safety or equivalent program.
  • Ability to apply scientific methods to solve a defined problem or study question.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with standard Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Proficient analytical skills.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Ability to apply basic and fundamental safety concepts in a work environment.
  • Experience in research, manufacturing and/or laboratory-type work settings.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations and ANSI Standards as applicable to general industry, construction and research and development environments, e.g., laboratory and chemical safety practices, construction safety, exposure monitoring, fall protection, hearing conservation, machine guarding.


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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form.

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

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 committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

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In this role you will

  • Participate in safety inspections of work areas.
  • Perform technical analysis of data and apply effective analytical and problem-solving skills to complex problems.
  • Perform independent technical or operational tasks and projects and/or support research efforts.
  • Provide comprehensive support to LLNL programs and operations in collaboration with senior staff members to resolve moderately complex to complex issues.
  • Perform or assist in assessments of safety program areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • Must be a college or university student pursuing a graduate degree or has completed their bachelor's or master's degree at an accredited institution in occupational safety or equivalent program.
  • Ability to apply scientific methods to solve a defined problem or study question.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with standard Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Proficient analytical skills.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Ability to apply basic and fundamental safety concepts in a work environment.
  • Experience in research, manufacturing and/or laboratory-type work settings.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations and ANSI Standards as applicable to general industry, construction and research and development environments, e.g., laboratory and chemical safety practices, construction safety, exposure monitoring, fall protection, hearing conservation, machine guarding.

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