Why Intern at LLNL?
As an active Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) member, or recent grad awaiting EAD, you have the chance to explore leading-edge science as a paid intern at LLNL. Partner with one of our world-class researchers to help solve challenges such as:
- Weapons theory, design, engineering
- Biological warfare
- Energy security
- Warfighter support
- Intelligence analysis
- Information science
- Space exploration
In Their Own Words
WHERE NATIONAL SECURITY & SCIENCE COME TOGETHER
LLNL supports national security, defense, and science. As an applicant, you’ll identify project areas and LLNL researchers that interest you. Take a look at some of the work we’re doing!Explore our research areas >
Rolling selections for 2020 summer internships started Oct. 1, but resumes for other ROTC appointments are accepted year-round.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WILL I BE PAID?
Yes! Initial travel to and from LLNL is reimbursed, too. Salaries are based on student academic level. Refer to the Scholar Employment Program website for additional information.
WHAT WILL I DO?
As an ROTC intern, you'll participate in research in your assigned area, assist in conducting and documenting experiments, collect and analyze data, document and present results, attend lectures and workshops, and participate in the annual student poster symposium.
HOW LONG IS THE INTERNSHIP?
Positions are temporary student intern appointments. The assignments are primarily full-time during the summer academic break, but can also be full-time during the academic semester/quarter, year-round/part-time during the academic year, or full-time during academic breaks.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS?
You must be a U.S. citizen, active ROTC member to an academic institution or 2Lt, and an undergraduate student in good standing pursuing a degree in physics, engineering, computer science, political science, biology, or a related field. You also must have the ability to apply basic skills in engineering, scientific, or physics principles to solve technical problems.
WHAT IF I HAVE REQUIRED TRAINING?
Most LLNL–ROTC appointments last for 12 weeks over the summer. Cadets and midshipmen with required field training or a cruise are still encouraged to apply, although their acceptance will be determined by the Lab researcher.
WHERE WILL I LIVE?
Students are responsible for arranging their own lodging, and resources are provided to facilitate finding local housing. Livermore is located in the Tri-Valley area east of San Francisco, and is within an easy drive of spectacular California destinations like the coast, Yosemite, and wine country.
For more information on ROTC internships at the Lab, contact Barry
Goldman at goldman1 [at] llnl.gov, or 925.422.5177.