Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

High-Energy-Density Physics Student Intern-Graduate

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Weapons and Complex Integ
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 106771
Job Code: Grad Student R&D/Technical (705.2) / Recent Grad Intern Ex (712.0)
Date Posted: March 05 2020

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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 graduate students and recent bachelors or master’s level graduates within one year, to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. You will conduct research in the fields such as nuclear physics, radiation transport, hydrodynamics, astrophysics, plasma dynamics, numerical methods and computer science. Research projects combine theory with computation and are geared to further the students’ educational goals. This position is in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) directorate.

Essential Duties
- Students will work with mentors under limited supervision on their assigned projects.
- An oral presentation of each project is required at the end of the summer.
-Students will also be required to present their work at a poster session.
- Students are assigned projects of greater complexity and given more freedom and responsibility to come up with fundamental solutions
-Perform other duties as assigned.

- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing a graduate degree or a recent Bachelors or Masters graduate within one year in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field.
- Must have experience applying basic principles of physics, engineering and/or computer science to solve technical problems.
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
- Math, Physics and Engineering majors should intend to complete a Ph.D.
- Students should have a track record of achievement in their field of study.

Desired Qualifications
- GPA of 3.5 or above.

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: 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.)

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. 

Salaries are based on student academic level. 

Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts and letters of recommendations.

Relisted Position. Originally listed on February 19, 2020.  Previous candidates need not reapply.

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 $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 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.