Internally Sponsored Programs


HPC Cluster Engineer Academy: Undergraduate interns spend nine weeks learning the basics of cluster engineering and system installation under the guidance of LLNL experts and gaining direct experience with running and maintaining high-performance computing systems. 



Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Science Internship: Undergraduate and graduate students earn practical research experience by working with mentors on projects in geoscience and atmospheric science.

Center for Global Security Research Student Intern: Engages undergraduate and graduate students in practical research experience to support United States policy and decision makers in developing strategies for national and international security.

Computation Scholars Program: Computation offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain research experience and work with Laboratory science and engineering mentors through our internship program. 

Data Science Summer Institute: This program offers data science advanced undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity for a 12-week summer internship working on real problems that matter to the nation.

High-Energy-Density Physics Summer Student Program: Opportunities for students to perform experimental, theoretical, and computational research in disciplines such as astrophysics, hydrodynamics, turbulence, plasma physics, inertial confinement physics, and radiation/particle transport.

National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Student Internship Program: Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate-level students to engage in cutting-edge scientific research in lasers, plasma physics, electro-optics, software development, and optical, x-ray, and nuclear instrument development and testing.

Materials and Chemistry Institute (MaCI) Summer Program: Undergraduate and graduate students spend 10–12 weeks gaining hands-on experience in materials synthesis, materials characterization, materials processing, analytical chemistry, actinide materials science, optical materials science, electrochemistry, materials chemistry, and physics.



Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Summer Institute: Graduate students gain experience in the development and application of methods in computational materials science, computational chemistry, and other related areas of computational science.

Graduate Research Scholar Program: Top Ph.D. students are granted appointments of up to four years to conduct research of interest to the Laboratory while completing their thesis.

The Nondestructive Characterization Institute (NCI): Faculty and graduate students can help NCI solve a wide range of multidisciplinary problems using X-ray and neutron computed tomography, ultrasonics, microwaves, eddy current, inverse problems, signal and image processing, machine learning, data science, modeling, and simulations. Faculty and students have the opportunity to acquire and analyze data, and interact with experts.

Seaborg Nuclear Forensics Summer Internship Program: This eight-week summer program offers graduate students the opportunity to work directly with leading LLNL researchers on projects in the areas of nuclear forensics, nuclear chemistry, and environmental science.


For more information, contact:
Mildred Lambrecht, University Relations (