My assignment was great. I’m definitely looking forward to applying for next year’s summer program at LLNL.
Ivan Tonchev
Summer intern
2019 scholars in a group outside the HPC building
Careers: Internship & Post-College Opportunities

Kick-start your high-tech career

LLNL Computing offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain research experience and work with laboratory science and engineering mentors through our internship program. More than 220 students participated in the most recent summer session. A considerable portion of students plan to return for another summer based on their experience here.

Will you be next? Here’s how to apply for our paid internships during the summer months and throughout the academic year.

Our internship program will provide you with real-world, applied experience solving important problems within our stimulating work environment. Through the program, you become part of the LLNL family. At LLNL, you’ll be working in one of the world’s major hubs for innovation—the Silicon Valley—and be exposed to all that the Bay Area has to offer.

LLNL offers challenging internship opportunities supporting a broad array of science and engineering research projects. You’ll attend weekly technical seminars, sit at conference tables with world-leading experts in your field, discuss your work at the Summer Poster Symposium, and take advantage of the many learning opportunities LLNL provides, such as interviews, the Research Seminar Series, Livermore Computing Workshops, and activity and networking groups.  

It’s not all hard work, though. Every week there’s “Apple Time,” an on-campus event consisting of games, food, event planning, and fun. Join other students and take trips around the Bay Area to San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s games, whitewater rafting, sky diving, hiking through the redwoods, wine tasting, and museum hopping. Farther afield, Scholar trips sometimes include Monterey Bay Aquarium, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, or Disneyland. While collaborating with us, many students make friends for life.

Opportunities exist beyond the intern experience. Some students return as Lawrence Scholars, postdocs, or employees at LLNL.

In Computing, we benefit from a committed world-class workforce that rivals universities and other national laboratories in the areas of science and technology that support the nation. Contribute to work with a global impact while launching your tech career. Apply now.

What Is a Supercomputer?

“Everyone in the summer student program has been so kind and supportive. I feel that I can ask anyone questions and they would be happy to help me troubleshoot a problem.” – Shasha Wen, summer intern

“Student contributions enhance our ongoing ability to solve problems of national interest.” – Jeff Keasler, mentor