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Welcome to the Project Catalog for the National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program (NNSA-MSIIP). Students submitting an application to the NNSA-MSIIP program are required to select at least one, but no more than three projects. This project catalog will be updated until January 15, 2022. If you do not see any projects of interest to you, check back often for updates.

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Project Title Reference Code Posted Date Posted Datetime Hosting Site Internship Location Disciplines Description

INL-Egan1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls, ID Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Project Description:

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is offering an internship on the design team of a mobile hot cell (MHC) for use in managing disused sealed radioactive sources. The intern will assist in the final design and layout of the cabling and workstation for the MHC and assist with assembly of mechanical and electrical components. The intern would be an integral member of the team, and any insights on design and fabrication would be welcomed. This would be a 12-week summer internship at INL located in Idaho Falls, ID, extendable up to one year partly with remote work options depending on the availability and interest of candidates.

Hosting Site:

Idaho National Laboratory

Internship location: Idaho Falls, ID

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s complex of national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of the strategic goal areas of DOE: energy, national security, science and environment. INL's mission is to demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

Description of the organization:

The INL Source Recovery Program is funded by the NNSA Office of Radiological Security (ORS) to develop technical capabilities and deploy these capabilities for the recovery, transportation, consolidation, and disposal of disused sealed radioactive sources.  INL provides radioactive source end-of-life management expertise and capabilities that have broad applicability both domestically and internationally

Required Skillset for the Position

A strong electro-mechanical skillset is desired; however, expertise in either area (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field) would suffice.

Disciplines: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Gaffney1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Physics, Probability/Statistics, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Project Description:

New machine learning methods are changing the way that materials  are represented in large-scale physical simulation codes by allowing more reliable results, application to more general problems, and descriptions of uncertainty. In this project you will develop novel, Gaussian process-based interpolators for the properties of materials at high pressures of relevance to DOE missions like stockpile stewardship and high energy density physics. You will work with state-of-the-art software tools, high performance computing, and simulated datasets to build uncertainty aware models and investigate the effect of thermodynamic constraints on the resulting model and uncertainties.

Learning Objectives:
 - Statistical learning methods in python
 - Uncertainty quantification using Gaussian processes
 - Capturing physics constraints in machine-learning models
 - Working with equation-of-state data and materials properties

Activities
 - Interact with and contribute to a team of researchers working to build the first ML-based material properties tables
 - Script and software development for statistical machine learning, application to real physics datasets, and assess the results
 - Application of existing distributed Gaussian process software (eg, muyGPs)
 - Review literature, implement existing high-performance tools (e.g.  muyGPs), develop and apply novel ML techniques to our datasets
 - Interact with other students and attend seminar series at the center for applied scientific computing (CASC) and data science institute (DSI)

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

The Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) serves as LLNL’s window to the broader computer science, computational physics, applied mathematics, and data science research communities. In collaboration with academic, industrial, and other government laboratory partners, we conduct world-class scientific research and development on problems critical to national security.

CASC applies the power of high performance computing (HPC) and the efficiency of modern computational methods to the realms of stockpile stewardship, cyber and energy security, and knowledge discovery for intelligence applications. Major thrust areas in CASC research include:
    - Increasing simulation fidelity by integrating multi-physics and multi-scale models, increasing resolution through advanced numerical methods and more efficient algorithms, and performing uncertainty quantification.
    - Creating computing tools and programming environments that will enable and support extreme-scale computing.
    - Creating tools to manipulate, analyze, and visualize massive data sets for both the physical sciences and intelligence community applications.

At CASC, a deep understanding of the requirements of our applications partners drives our scientific software development approach. This research is often instantiated in sophisticated algorithms and software that are implemented directly in the application codes or as general-purpose libraries that can be used by many different customers. The resulting feedback leads to more complex and refined questions that demand basic research, restarting the research cycle. Through these deep and extended partnerships with application teams, we ensure the relevance and impact of CASC research.

CASC research attracts attention. CASC employees have helped LLNL research teams win several prestigious honors, including Gordon Bell Awards for excellence in using HPC to solve scientific and engineering problems. R&D Magazine, which honors the 100 most technically significant new products and innovations each year, has also recognized CASC research numerous times.

Required Skillset for the Position

- some python experience
- working knowledge of thermodynamics
- interest in machine learning and/or statistics

Disciplines: Physics, Probability/Statistics, and Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

LLNL-Musselman1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering

Project Description:

Climate change, both changes in temperature and increase in extreme weather events, are increasingly impacting critical infrastructure. In this project, we will begin developing models to analyze the impact of climate change on infrastructure. We will begin by performing a literature review to understand both historical climate impacts on infrastructure and existing research in the area. We will then develop models and collect data to quantify infrastructure resilience and identify infrastructure weaknesses that could potentially be impacted by changing climate. As a practical application of our methodology, we will assess how the BUILDER infrastructure asset management system (https://www.sms.erdc.dren.mil/) currently incorporates weather data and climate change resilient design specifications, if at all, and propose methods for incorporating climate change data into this software tool.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Experience developing mathematical models and writing software.  Backgrounds in mathematics, operations research, statistics, or computer science are preferred, but engineering majors will also be considered.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, and Mechanical Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Mitchell1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Engineering, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

LLNL’s nuclear facilities conduct exciting research and development (R&D) on a wide variety of topics, as well as related operations, such as nuclear facilities, radiological facilities, biological safety level (BSL) facilities, chemical facilities,  explosive facilities, and the National Ignition Facility.  Examples include the Plutonium Facility, Tritium Facility, Radiography Facility, and Waste Storage Facilities. These are demanding and dynamic operations. Students would be exposed to the full range of facility operations and waste management processes; it is a great way to become exposed to the technical breadth of these activities.  Students will learn about nuclear facility operations, waste management, system engineering, safety analysis (e.g., documented safety analyses similar to FSARs, hazard analysis, consequence analysis/study of radiological releases), criticality safety, criticality safety related research, nuclear safety research and development (NSR&D), configuration management, and project management while being introduced to a wide variety of topics.  Students may be able to participate in other onsite activities, such as tours, diverse technical seminars and hands on criticality safety training.

The following are some examples related to safety analysis, dosimetry, and neutron spectrum unfolding.

Safety analysis - Safety analysis research examines potential hazards involved with facilities conducting research and development (R&D) and related operations. Students would be exposed to a range of facility operations, nuclear safety, and research processes, while focusing on a specific research topic. Students may learn about specific topics in safety analysis (e.g., fire modeling, consequence analysis, dispersion analysis/study of radiological or chemical releases, finite element analysis). Students may have the opportunity to learn and utilize the relevant software for dispersion analysis and fire modeling. Students may research one or more of a number of emerging topics from events which have occurred domestically and internationally. 

Dosimetry (such as the U-NAD)- Conduct research to help develop a next generation, nuclear accident dosimeter (NAD) for universal use throughout the DOE Complex. NADs are necessary to rapidly identify and assess the dose to personnel after a nuclear accident. A NAD is designed to meet a unique technical challenge. Principally, it must measure the neutron and γ-ray dose received by personnel from a criticality excursion. Estimating that dose is challenging because such an accident creates an acute and abrupt exposure to radiation. Neutrons created by the accident induce a surface dose from heavy-charged recoil particles and γ-rays. The recoil dose depends on the incident neutron energy, with higher doses (at a constant fluence) created by higher neutron energies. This is also important because the energy range of neutrons following a criticality accident can greatly vary, depending on the fuel present, the moderator, and the degree of shielding. A NAD must be able to give spectroscopic information about the neutron field, i.e., provide information about what energies the neutrons have.

Neutron Spectrum Unfolding - Students may conduct research to develop a technology that unfolds neutron spectra with deep neural networks. The advantages this approach brings include speed, generalizability, and scalability. We propose to leverage expertise in machine learning, nuclear safety, and radiation detection to solve this important challenge encountered in nuclear safety, nonproliferation, arm control, and inspection. The technology will be generalizable to any type of neutron detector.  Accurately calculating the radiation dose received from a neutron field requires estimating the energy distribution of the neutrons. In a radiation accident scenario, a detector must be in place to measure the neutrons and an algorithm must be established to reconstruct the energy spectrum.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Calculations, writing, analysis

Disciplines: Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Mualim1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Engineering, Environmental

Project Description:

Students will have the opportunity to gain experience with how air quality is measured with regard to particulates, gain exposure to a variety of measurement systems for air quality, and have the opportunity to consider potential options for improving air quality monitoring systems by utilizing different technologies.  Optimal use of technology can help lower costs and improve the measuring of air quality.  LLNL has recently installed the Beta Attenuation Monitors (BAM) for ambient air quality measurements. This expensive, but accurate system is the industry standard for air particulate measurements for Air Quality Indices. There are also less expensive options that are not as accurate or able to be calibrated, but that could be applied as distributed sensors to capture more sampling locations.  The project will be to provide a review of BAM verses purple air sensors, propose sampling designs that incorporate both into defensible monitoring designs for three scenarios (indoor vs outdoor, large geographic areas, landscapes with rapidly changing topography), analyze statistical confidence in the proposed designs using Visual Sampling Plan (VSP), establish testing plans to validate the proposed designs as time allows.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Engineering

Disciplines: Engineering, and Environmental

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Mitchell2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Structural Engineering

Project Description:

Students will have the opportunity to gain experience with one or more topics, involving a variety of technologies, and have the opportunity to consider potential options utilizing different technologies or technical approaches.  LLNL conducts exciting research and development (R&D), as well as ongoing operations, on a wide variety of topics.  Research and Development (R&D) Engineers can help with several research endeavors and/or application/work experiences.  These may be onsite experiences or remotely conducted modeling.  Students may be able to participate in other onsite activities, such as tours and diverse technical seminars.  Students may focus on one of a number of topics, e.g., additive manufacturing, modeling, environment, safety, and health (ES&H), and infrastructure resiliency. LLNL has access to unique world-class experimental and computational resources.  Mentors will guide students and facilitate the understanding of discipline-specific work in relevant areas.  Further details on topics may include:   hybridization of power systems, renewable energy sources, energy storage, energy conversion, modeling and simulation of power grids, nuclear safety R&D, and safety analysis including natural phenomena hazards (NPH) and man-made hazards’ potential impact to infrastructure, seismology, development of preventative and mitigation measures, radiochemistry, bioassay, in vivo assay, in vitro assay, radiation detection, etc.. This includes related opportunities in earth and atmospheric sciences. Skills learned may help in analyzing climate impacts on infrastructure resilience, including changes in temperature and in extreme weather events. Additional potential student projects involving additive manufacturing, materials characterization, and/or modeling include working in the laboratory with additive manufacturing and related equipment on topics such as:  

  1. Additive manufacturing of ceramics and metals capable of surviving high temperatures and harsh environments (e.g., ceramic heat exchangers for concentrated solar power plants and next-generation nuclear reactors; ceramic HEPA filters, effluent, and CO2 scrubbers; and ultra-high temperature ceramics [UHTCs]) can improve infrastructure resiliency and nuclear safety, as well as minimize releases of hazardous materials.
  2. Additive manufacturing of polymers (e.g., scintillators, thermoluminescent materials) can improve nuclear safety and increase understanding of doses after a nuclear accident.
  3. Additive manufacturing of innovative, magnetically attached radiation shielding (MARS) can reduce dose to maintenance personnel (e.g., during maintenance outages in nuclear reactors). 
  4. Magnetostrictive materials for advanced manufacturing of actuators and sensors to improve stability, reliability, and resiliency of the electrical grid while reducing the risk of wildfires.
  5. Next-generation construction technologies to expedite construction, reduce costs, improve sustainability, improve safety, and improve energy infrastructure resiliency.
  6. Additive manufacturing, manufacturing, materials selection, and/or testing of next-generation dosimetry technologies, such as next generation nuclear accident dosimeters.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Structural Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LANL-Rogers1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Los Alamos Field Office Los Alamos, NM Communications, Communications Theory, English, Human Resources, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Marketing, Mass Communications, Project Management, Public Affairs, Public Policy

Project Description:

You will learn to update information to Sharepoint site on frequently asked Payroll, Benefits, Hiring questions and spreadsheets.  You will also assist in writing how-to guides for employees, creating new employee training presentations, and assist with training liaison duties. Update HR forms in Word and Adobe Acrobat.

Hosting Site:

Los Alamos Field Office

Internship location: Los Alamos, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Safeguard the Nation’s interests and build upon the Los Alamos superior science and technology legacy by ensuring national nuclear security through excellent contract management, oversight, and stewardship to enable NNSA’s mission.

Description of the organization:

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office (NA-LA) employs 80-98 federal workers responsible for ensuring compliance with the federal contract to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Required Skillset for the Position

Familiarity with updating webpages, using Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional for designing forms. HTML, XMTML coding experience helpful but not required. Ability to read OPM HR policies and translate into layman's terms.

Disciplines: Communications, Communications Theory, English, Human Resources, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Marketing, Mass Communications, Project Management, Public Affairs, and Public Policy

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NA-LA-Gutierrez1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Los Alamos Field Office Los Alamos, NM Nuclear Engineering

Project Description:

Learning objectives:
As a General Engineer intern you will advocate and secure NNSA and M&O commitment to Safety Strategies. Activities will include:
• Identify, analyze and devise alternatives for managing the Los Alamos Field Office Safety Basis Program. Oversee Nuclear Accelerator, Industrial (Non-Nuclear) Accelerator, and/or Experimental Nuclear Weapon Research Facility Safety Basis program planning and administration.
• Participate on Safety Basis teams assessing Environmental, Safety, and Health industrial, Non-Nuclear, and/or Nuclear Facility operations.
• Oversee Nuclear Maintenance continuous operational safety, environmental protection and compliance, property preservation and cost effectiveness, operations continuity, and reliability; program requirements, protects life and property from potential hazards; and improve assets over the performance period.

Hosting Site:

Los Alamos Field Office

Internship location: Los Alamos, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office (NA-LA) in Los Alamos, New Mexico provides oversight of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The NNSA carries out the national nuclear security responsibilities of the Department of Energy (DOE), including maintenance of a safe, secure, and reliable stockpile of nuclear weapons and associated materials capabilities and technologies; promotion of international nuclear safety and nonproliferation; and administration and management of the naval nuclear propulsion program. The NNSA is comprised of three major technical programs – Defense Programs (DP), Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NN), Naval Reactors (NR) and several support offices, including Emergency Response, Nuclear Security, Administration and Infrastructure and Environment. NNSA also consists of eight Site Offices and ABQ Complex.

Description of the organization:

The Office of the Assistant Manager for Nuclear Safety, Engineering and Readiness provides the technical expertise as a Safety Basis Technical Authority managing through the review of Safety Analyses; as well as overseeing Los Alamos Field Office Safety Basis, Criticality Safety, Emergency Management, Nuclear Maintenance, and Training and Qualification Programs encompassed in the Management and Organization (M&O) Los Alamos National Laboratory Contract.

Required Skillset for the Position

Pursuing and/or have obtained an Engineering degree.

Disciplines: Nuclear Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LANL-Stockman1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Nuclear Engineering, Physics

Project Description:

The Dynamic Material Control (DYMAC) project aims to solve major challenges in nuclear material accountancy by leveraging constant, real-time data streams. This is a large, multi-disciplinary project which will cultivate the student’s expertise in many areas related to technology research and development (R&D) in the nuclear engineering field.

Some branches within the DYMAC project include high powered computing, high fidelity neutron and gamma modeling, reduced order modeling, detector design and fabrication, in situ source localization and assay, experimental planning and investigation, digital twin modeling, and RFID tracking. The DYMAC project resides within the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation (NEN) division but also collaborates significantly with Engineering Technology and Design (E), Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences (CCS), and Intelligence and Space Research (ISR). The student will gain some experience in all of these areas but will focus primarily on a single area which suits the student’s skills and interest.

We very much value our student employees and want their experience to be one that is beneficial both for the lab and the student. There will be many opportunities to interact directly with R&D staff and to attend talks given from experts all around the lab.

The student will gain experience working with nuclear material. In our experiments we often use a variety of radioactive sources including plutonium, uranium, and californium.

The student’s work will contribute meaningfully to the laboratory’s mission and to both national and global nuclear safeguards.

The student will have the opportunity to present their research to the entire laboratory in the Summer Symposium. There will also be several opportunities throughout the summer to develop the student’s technical presentation skills, both in writing and speech.

Hosting Site:

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Internship location: Los Alamos, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we align our strategic plan with priorities set by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE-NNSA), and key relevant national strategy guidance documents, such as the Nuclear Posture Review, the National Security Strategy, and the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future. As the senior laboratory in the DOE system, we execute work in all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. Our contributions are part of what makes DOE a science, technology, and engineering powerhouse for the nation. Our strategy reflects U.S. priorities spanning nuclear security, intelligence, defense, emergency response, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, emerging threats, and environmental management.

Description of the organization:

The Safeguards Science and Technology Group (NEN-1) is a diverse and goal oriented group dedicated to developing and deploying nondestructive technologies and concepts in support of domestic and international nuclear safeguards and security. The group accomplishes this mission by fostering a work environment that encourages creative problem solving, team work, and passion for the mission while allowing flexibility in the work assignment.  The group's core competencies and R&D areas include nuclear engineering, nuclear material measurement physics, custom instrumentation development, mechanical and electrical engineering design, prototype fabrication, and training.  The group currently has programs that focus on nondestructive assay technologies (measuring radiation, heat, and other signatures), microcalorimetry, data analytics, remote sensing, containment and surveillance technologies, and environmental sampling and analysis.

Required Skillset for the Position

Ability to collaborate in a large, multi-disciplinary team

Ability to communicate technical information both in writing and oral presentation

Some experience or education in any of the following areas: computer programming, nondestructive assay instruments, quantitative measurements and uncertainty analysis, analysis of large data sets

Disciplines: Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Nuclear Engineering, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LANL-Hlavacek1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Project Description:

The student will learn about how to use epidemiological surveillance data to make compartmental model-based forecasts of disease incidence with Bayesian uncertainty quantification. The student will learn about compartmental modeling, Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling, and Bayesian inference.

Hosting Site:

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Internship location: Los Alamos, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

My group pursues basic research in the areas of T cell receptor signaling, oncogenic activation of the protein kinase ERK, computational modeling of cellular regulatory systems, epidemiological forecasting, and biomedical data science.

Description of the organization:

The Theoretical Biology & Biophysics Group is part of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Required Skillset for the Position

Programming skills
Courses in calculus, differential equations
Courses in statistics

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, and Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LANL-Sarnoski1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Engineering, Engineering Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physics

Project Description:

The Dynamic Material Control (DYMAC) project aims to solve major challenges in nuclear material accountancy by leveraging constant, real-time data streams. This is a large, multi-disciplinary project which will cultivate the student’s expertise in many areas related to technology research and development (R&D) in the nuclear engineering field.

Some branches within the DYMAC project include high powered computing, high fidelity neutron and gamma modeling, reduced order modeling, detector design and fabrication, in situ source localization and assay, experimental planning and investigation, digital twin modeling, and RFID tracking. The DYMAC project resides within the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation (NEN) division but also collaborates significantly with Engineering Technology and Design (E), Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences (CCS), and Intelligence and Space Research (ISR). The student will gain some experience in all of these areas but will focus primarily on a single area which suits the student’s skills and interest.

We very much value our student employees and want their experience to be one that is beneficial both for the lab and the student. There will be many opportunities to interact directly with R&D staff and to attend talks given from experts all around the lab.

The student will gain experience working with nuclear material. In our experiments we often use a variety of radioactive sources including plutonium, uranium, and californium.

The student’s work will contribute meaningfully to the laboratory’s mission and to both national and global nuclear safeguards.

The student will have the opportunity to present their research to the entire laboratory in the Summer Symposium. There will also be several opportunities throughout the summer to develop the student’s technical presentation skills, both in writing and speech.

Hosting Site:

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Internship location: Los Alamos, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, we align our strategic plan with priorities set by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE-NNSA), and key relevant national strategy guidance documents, such as the Nuclear Posture Review, the National Security Strategy, and the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future. As the senior laboratory in the DOE system, we execute work in all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. Our contributions are part of what makes DOE a science, technology, and engineering powerhouse for the nation. Our strategy reflects U.S. priorities spanning nuclear security, intelligence, defense, emergency response, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, emerging threats, and environmental management.

Description of the organization:

The Safeguards Science and Technology Group (NEN-1) is a diverse and goal oriented group dedicated to developing and deploying nondestructive technologies and concepts in support of domestic and international nuclear safeguards and security. The group accomplishes this mission by fostering a work environment that encourages creative problem solving, team work, and passion for the mission while allowing flexibility in the work assignment.  The group's core competencies and R&D areas include nuclear engineering, nuclear material measurement physics, custom instrumentation development, mechanical and electrical engineering design, prototype fabrication, and training.  The group currently has programs that focus on nondestructive assay technologies (measuring radiation, heat, and other signatures), microcalorimetry, data analytics, remote sensing, containment and surveillance technologies, and environmental sampling and analysis.

Required Skillset for the Position

Ability to collaborate in a large, multi-disciplinary team

Ability to communicate technical information both in writing and oral presentation

Some experience or education in any of the following areas: computer programming, nondestructive assay instruments, quantitative measurements and uncertainty analysis, analysis of large data sets

Disciplines: Engineering, Engineering Physics, Nuclear Engineering, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LANL-Sherman1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Business Administration, Business Management, Business Statistics, Engineering, MIS, Project Management

Project Description:

The Accelerator Operations and Technology Division (AOT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking an intern interested in project management to help improve how the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accomplishes its missions. LANSCE is one of the world’s most power linear accelerators and has been in operation since 1972. The facility provides protons and neutrons to many customers on a schedule, and reliability is paramount. Though the division is well versed in linear accelerator operations and repair, upkeep of the facility is becoming more intense due to its age, and it is becoming more difficult to maintain reliable operations with the available resources. How work is accomplished is as important as what is accomplished, and the division is seeking ways to improve how work is planned, coordinated, scheduled, performed, logged, and communicated. Improvements in this area would help the work teams accomplish more with similar effort, and may be the added ingredient to ensure greater facility reliability in the future.  The intern would work with AOT’s technical project manager to analyze extended outage project data, refine maintenance work flow processes, develop and refine outage management strategies, and help organize a project management plan for the division.

Hosting Site:

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Internship location: Los Alamos, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Accelerator Operations and Technology (AOT) Division provides leadership in the Laboratory’s core capability of Accelerators and Electrodynamics (A&E), which drives a wide range of LANL mission relevant portfolios. A&E enables charged particle acceleration through controlled utilization of electromagnetic fields, supporting National Security missions involving radiographic imaging, remote measurements of electromagnetic signatures, sources of directed energy (for probes and defeat), and development of new capabilities such as radiation therapy and irradiation/sterilization of materials while furthering fundamental research in supporting key technologies.

Description of the organization:

The AOT organization is made up a division office and five groups comprising approximately 180 scientists, engineers, technician and profession support staff. 
AOT operates the LANSCE proton accelerator complex, and conducts applied research and development in accelerator-focused technologies as they apply to Free Electron Lasers, National Security Science programs, and future accelerator missions.

Required Skillset for the Position

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with Microsoft Visio or equivalent; familiarity with some project management methods including Waterfall method, Agile, and Hybrid.

Disciplines: Business Administration, Business Management, Business Statistics, Engineering, MIS, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LANL-Sherman2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Business Administration, Business Management, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management, Nuclear Engineering, Project Management

Project Description:

The Accelerator Operations and Technology Division is striving to improve the reliability of the accelerator facility through improved operations, timely repairs of failing equipment, and strategic upgrades. Though the facility is well staffed with scientists, engineers and technicians who know the intimate details of the machines, there is only so much improvement that can be made by working on technical concerns alone without also tackling how the organization operates. The division needs help as it explores new ways of managing how work is planned, scheduled, coordinated, and communicated. We are looking for an intern who has interest in project and program management, and wants to participate in the sometimes messy business of creating organizational change.

Hosting Site:

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Internship location: Los Alamos, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Accelerator Operations and Technology Division provides leadership in the Laboratory’s core capability of Accelerators and Electrodynamics (A&E), which drives a wide range of LANL mission relevant portfolios. A&E enables charged particle acceleration through controlled utilization of electromagnetic fields, supporting National Security missions involving radiographic imaging, remote measurements of electromagnetic signatures, sources of directed energy (for probes and defeat), and development of new capabilities such as radiation therapy and irradiation/sterilization of materials while furthering fundamental research in supporting key technologies. In particular, AOT operates the LANSCE proton accelerator complex, and conducts applied research and development in accelerator-focused technologies as they apply to Free Electron Lasers, National Security Science programs, and future accelerator missions.

Description of the organization:

The AOT Division is composed of five groups: Applied Electrodynamics, Instrumentation and Controls, Mechanical Design Engineering, Accelerator Operations, and Radio Frequency Engineering. With the aid of the Division Office, these groups work together to keep the accelerator operating, make repairs, and upgrade equipment.

Required Skillset for the Position

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Some skill using Microsoft Visio or other drawing program.
Interest in design and development of work processes.
Interest in project management.

Disciplines: Business Administration, Business Management, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management, Nuclear Engineering, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Hudson1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics

Project Description:

Student will rotate and work the major programs of the office as well as shadow the Director of Strategic Partnership Projects.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Office of Strategic Partnership Programs maintains relationships with entities outside of NNSA to promote the nuclear safety enterprise.

Description of the organization:

The Office of Strategic Partnership Programs interacts with industry partners.  We have 4 major missions.  Technology transfer/commercialization (using cutting edge technology from the lab to create products that drive industry), strategic partnership projects (our labs use science and technology to do work for private companies), foreign engagements (oversight of work between our labs and foreign partners), and Human Subjects Protection Program (oversight of experiments involving people)

Required Skillset for the Position

Technical degree, critical thinking, ability to analyze abstract concepts, ability to create and give presentations.

Disciplines: Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-LaHouse1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Decision Making, Education, Emergency and Incident Management, Government Psychology, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Political Science, Public Policy

Project Description:

Learning Objectives:
-Understand the importance of a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan.
-Understand why COOP Plans need to be detailed and flexible.
-Describe various methods for how NNSA can enhance their COOP Plan and training.
-Propose what NNSA should prioritize in a COOP Plan to continue essential functions.

Potential activities include revising the NNSA NA-MB COOP Plan; assisting in the implementation of DOE AWARE (emergency drill software) and analyzing emergency drill data; assisting in the development of simulation scenarios; develop checklists and Standard Operating Procedures to support COOP.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Provide emergency management support to NNSA headquarters. Provide logistical support and office space management to NNSA organizations in the National Capital Region. Conduct quality management system assessments throughout the NNSA complex and provide quality management consultation. Provide acquisition management support. Provide foreign and domestic travel policy support and consultation to the NNSA complex.

 

Description of the organization:

Business Services is a small and fun group that provides infrastructure support to NNSA headquarters and the rest of the complex so that they can carry out their critical national security missions.  We are challenged on a daily basis with everchanging scenarios to which we must determine the best path forward.  We work with all of the NNSA organizations in Headquarters, as well as the Field Offices. This is a great learning environment and something new comes up every day, so it is never boring.

Required Skillset for the Position

-Good written and oral communication skills
-Eager to learn
-Not hesitant to ask questions or clarify tasks/information received
-Willing to share ideas
-Problem solver
-Ability to communicate diplomatically with high-levels of leadership
-Self starter
-Able to build positive relationships

Disciplines: Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Decision Making, Education, Emergency and Incident Management, Government Psychology, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Political Science, and Public Policy

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Morgan1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Government Psychology, International Relations, Political Science, Public Affairs, Public Policy

Project Description:

Intern will support NNSA’s Office of Material Management and Minimization by supporting content development for public affairs, supporting financial and budgeting processes where appropriate, and participating in training related to DOE/NNSA’s nonproliferation mission. Intern will also have the opportunity to identify their interests over the course of the internship, and Office leadership will work with them to tailor their work scope accordingly.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Office of Material Management and Minimization presents an integrated approach to addressing the persistent threat posed by nuclear materials through a full cycle of materials management and minimization efforts. In order to support U.S. national security interests, the primary objective of M3 is to achieve permanent threat reduction by minimizing and, when possible, eliminating weapons usable nuclear material around the world

Description of the organization:

The Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) is an office of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) responsible for the nuclear nonproliferation mission of NNSA. Its four offices are responsible for detecting nuclear and radiological materials, and WMD-related equipment; securing vulnerable nuclear weapons and weapons-usable nuclear and radiological materials; and disposing of surplus weapons-usable nuclear and radiological materials

Required Skillset for the Position

Problem-solving, customer service, ability to stay calm under pressure, organized and detailed-oriented, strong interpersonal skills,  effective writing and verbal communication skills,  active listener. teamwork

Disciplines: Government Psychology, International Relations, Political Science, Public Affairs, and Public Policy

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Kline1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Human Resources, Management, Project Management

Project Description:

Learning and Career Management (LCM) is the strategic business partner, architect, implementer, and evaluator of value-added learning programs, products, and services that benefit the NNSA workforce through increased employee and organizational performance. This position is in the Strategic Leadership & Workforce Development (NA-MB-41) Division. The division is responsible for the development of talent, leadership, career development, and succession planning policies and programs. Conducts organizational development activities to promote health work cultures. Key duties of the position include:

Assist in managing programs that strengthen the current and future workforce by overseeing career, and leadership development programs.

Assist in implement policies, procedures, and practices related to operational aspects of leadership and development programs.  This includes management oversight, stakeholder outreach, training and development processes and functions, as well as an ability to design, plan, develop, and implement new or enhanced policy, procedures, and standards. 

Designs, develops, validates, executes, and evaluates NNSA’s development programs, curriculum and conducts training courses, workshops, and seminars.

Develops, fosters, and executes internal and external partnerships with other federal agencies, private sector, military institutions, and Colleges and Universities regarding the development and execution of career, and leadership development programs.

Provides guidance to employees regarding implementation and compliance of NNSA policies; standards; corporate development goals; program initiatives; and programmatic requirements related to career, and leadership development.

Assist in developing a budget for programs under the position’s responsibility; ensures agency funding is spent appropriately and efficiently to meet program goals and mission requirements. .

Utilizes qualitative and/or quantitative methods to design, develop, assess, and evaluate programs. Develops enterprise-wide LCM policy that is aligned with agency strategic plans and goals for implementation of the various laws and regulations encompassing career, and leadership development.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Learning and Career Management is the strategic business partner, architect, implementer, and evaluator of value-added development, education, learning, and succession planning programs, products, systems, and services that benefit the NNSA workforce through increased engagement and performance.

Description of the organization:

Works as a strategic partner across the Nuclear Security Enterprise to advance the development of talent, leadership, employee training, career development, and succession planning policies and programs.  Cultivates a healthy work culture that empowers employees, strengthens employee engagement, leverages diversity, and promotes inclusion through corporate strategic initiatives.  Builds educational partnerships to recruit, train, and retain a world-class workforce for the 21st century and builds a cadre of professionals to lead America’s Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

-Knowledge of program and project management.
-Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods to assess and improve strategic programs.
-Knowledge of training and employee development principles, and concepts.
-Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
-Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Disciplines: Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Human Resources, Management, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Belice1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Albuquerque, NM Accounting, Analysis, Business Administration, Business Management, Communications

Project Description:

This project is to support the monthly indirect cost execution reporting for the M&O contractors in the NNSA enterprise.  This information is used to NNSA leadership support nuclear security enterprise program operations.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Director of Financial Performance (FP) manages, directs, and supports activities to assure the effective financial management stewardship and financial integrity of the programs, activities, and resources at NNSA Headquarters, NNSA Field Offices, and assigned Management and Operating (M&O) contractors. Serves as the focal point for identifying, addressing, and resolving assigned site/facility management contractor financial management issues, and referring cross-cutting financial issues to the Department CFO. FP ensures that finance and accounting, and financial review are conducted in compliance with policy, procedures, and guidance promulgated by the Department. Interprets and implements Departmental financial management policies, principles and requirements and approves best practices and procedures necessary for site/facility management and other major contractors. Establishes and reviews internal financial management control policies, standards, and compliance guidelines.

Description of the organization:

The Office of Financial Performance (FP) is comprised of three teams that provide central, corporate capabilities to carry out NNSA’s financial responsibilities in support of the Department’s Chief Financial Officer. FP performs financial management advisory services and financial liaison activities with M&O Contractors in support of NNSA’s missions and functions. Manages, directs, and supports all financial review and financial performance assessment activities for the Field Offices, assigned contractors, programs, and activities. FP reviews and approves plans for field element and site/facility management contractor accounting systems for compliance with cost accounting standards, policies, and procedures promulgated by the Department, OMB, Congress, and other regulatory entities. Identifies potential or actual instances of improper financial management for reporting to the Departmental CFO and NNSA Associate Administrator for Management and Budget. Reviews biennially fees, royalties, rents, and other charges for services and supplies. Conducts For-Cause Reviews on assigned programs and activities. Conducts M&O Contractor Internal Audit oversight and coordination. Responsible for identifying potential or actual instances of improper financial management for reporting to the Departmental CFO and the NNSA Associate Administrator for Management and Budget.


FP conducts “For-Cause” reviews of financial systems to address significant issues, specific events, comments in contractor self-assessment reports, IG and GAO reported findings, etc. Performs contractor Internal Audit Department oversight and coordination, including: a) reviews of Internal Audit Plans and internal audit reports, and b) the monitoring of corrective actions on reported internal audit findings and Operations Branch review findings. Reviews Lab/Plant/Site Directed Research and Development Program (L/P/SDRD) accumulation and allocation of funding to ensure that contractors do not exceed Congressional mandates and that funding methods are consistently applied. Certifies costs included in the HQ’s L/P/SDRD database.

Performs day-to-day operational awareness activities and performs on-site reviews and analysis of M&O contractor accounting operations, and direct and indirect cost management practices. Performs Cost Accounting Standards Disclosure Statement Reviews; oversees M&O contractor indirect cost management including analysis of forward pricing and final actual costs and rates.
Responsible for on-site financial advisory and analysis support to NNSA field offices including but not limited to financial review services, direct and indirect cost application, contractor cost benefit analysis, and financial policy as requested by the field offices.  Coordinates and aligns financial review and support activity at field office locations.  Responsible for financial advisory and analysis support to NNSA Program and Functional offices, including but not limited to buying power analysis, union negotiation support, and development of direct and indirect costing guidance.

 

Disciplines: Accounting, Analysis, Business Administration, Business Management, and Communications

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Houchin1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business Statistics, Communications, Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Databases, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Information Science/Technology, MIS, Marketing, Project Management, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Project Description:

The Knowledge Preservation Program aims at systematically capturing knowledge within the NNSA and transferring to current and future employees.This promotes training and learning opportunities for all NNSA employees.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Consults on training, organizational development, employee engagement, and diversity, aligning with corporate strategic initiatives and providing expertise and implementation plans across the enterprise.

Description of the organization:

Learning and Career Management is the strategic business partner, architect, implementer, and evaluator of value-added development, education, learning, and succession planning programs, products, systems, and services that benefit the NNSA workforce through increased engagement and performance.

Required Skillset for the Position

Training/ISD, research/administrative, analytical/technical, communication/Information Technology

Disciplines: Business Statistics, Communications, Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Databases, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Information Science/Technology, MIS, Marketing, Project Management, and Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Loelius1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Databases, Engineering, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Mathematics - Statistics, Physical Sciences, Physics, Project Management

Project Description:

The NNSA has a number of aging nuclear facilities that must be refurbished to either extend their lifetime or establish new capabilities. The project is focused on developing a cost estimating relationship (CER) for refurbishing nuclear facilities. A CER is an equation used to estimate a given cost element, facility refurbishment in this case, using an established relationship with one or more independent variables. It may be mathematically simple or it may involve a complex equation (often derived from regression analysis of historical systems or subsytems). The CER will be an important piece of our ability to effectively plan for these types of projects.
The project includes the following tasks:


1. Reviewing NNSA materials to understand the nuclear security enterprise, as well as cost estimating materials to learn data gathering, normalization, and analysis techniques.
2. Gather data for DOE nuclear refurbishment projects from DOE/NNSA data sources such as databases and directly from the sites (laboratories and plants) where these projects were executed.
3. Assess data quality and review with federal and site stakeholders.
4. Perform statistical analysis to develop a parametric or other CER for estimating cost to refurbish nuclear facilities.
Review and assess model for validity and soundness.
5. Present the model to MB-92 leadership and analysts.
6. Document the model for further use by MB-92.

Our MSIIP intern will also have opportunities to develop a greater understanding of the nuclear security enterprise. This may include briefings from MB-92 staff and opportunities to observe (or support) MB-92 analyses such as cost reviews, planning studies, analyses of alternatives, business case analyses, policy reviews, and model development.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Leads analysis, evaluation, and cost estimating for the Associate Administrator for Management and Budget.  Responsible for developing cost estimates in support of the PPBE process and projects such as DOE O 413.3B, Phase X, and Phase 6.x programs, leading analysis of alternatives (AoAs) for DOE O 413.3B projects and other planning studies, modeling, and tools to support enterprise decisions, and foster a community of excellence within NA-MB and across the NNSA.

Description of the organization:

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) carries out the national nuclear security
responsibilities of the Department of Energy (DOE), including maintenance of a safe, secure, and reliable
stockpile of nuclear weapons and associated materials capabilities and technologies; promotion of
international nuclear safety and nonproliferation; and administration and management of the naval nuclear
propulsion program. The NNSA is comprised of three major technical programs – Defense Programs
(DP), Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NN), Naval Reactors (NR) and several support offices,
including Emergency Response, Nuclear Security, Administration and Infrastructure and
Environment. NNSA also consists of eight Site Offices and ABQ Complex. NNSA General Engineers
and/or Physical Scientists accomplish professional Program Management and Technical duties
accomplishing the NNSA mission for the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
Within NNSA, MB-92 is under the Office of Management and Budget (NA-MB) and is made up of three teams: 1. Studies, Estimates, and Analysis (MB-921), 2. Enterprise Modeling and Policy (MB-922), and 3. Stockpile Modernization Support (MB-923). The first two are based in Washington, DC while the last is located in Albuquerque, NM with the weapons programs.

Required Skillset for the Position

1. Knowledge and skill in application of fundamental theories, principles, standards, and methods of engineering fields (i.e. chemical, civil, electrical, electronic, environmental, mechanical, nuclear, structural, etc.) or comparable skill in physical science disciplines such as chemistry and physics.
2. Knowledge of and ability to apply quantitative analytical techniques to solve mathematical or engineering problems such as cost estimation, cost reviews, or analyses of alternatives.
3. Skill in written and oral communication, including to clearly articulate results and methodology through reports and oral presentations and effectively work with various stakeholders.

 

Disciplines: Databases, Engineering, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Mathematics - Statistics, Physical Sciences, Physics, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Malave1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Aiken, SC Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Finance

Project Description:

The applicant will learn about the federal budget process through mentorship, training, meeting attendances, visiting NNSA Sites, etc.  In addition, the intern will learn about the NNSA Program, Planning, Budget and Execution (PPBE) process by interviewing SMEs for the review/draft/proofreading of new office operating procedures

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Aiken, SC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The NA-MB-83 Director and each budget analyst support the NNSA- Field Offices in all aspects of the Program, Planning, Budget, and Evaluation (PPBE) process of the Enterprise. They serve as the primary points of contact between the NNSA and the Deputy Associated Administrator for Budget for issues related to the PPBE process.

 

Description of the organization:

The Office of Field Matrix Support is composed of 8 Budget Analysts who are co-located with the NNSA Field Offices.

Required Skillset for the Position

Finance, accounting, business background.  Ability to interview subject matter experts in the financial arena and be able to correctly capture processes.  Ability to write, review and proofread.

Disciplines: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, and Finance

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Taalbi1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Government Psychology, History, International Relations, Political Science, Project Management, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

Intern will support NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation by assisting in content development for public affairs, supporting financial and budgeting processes where appropriate, and participating in training related to DOE/NNSA’s nonproliferation mission. The intern will also have the opportunity to identify their interests over the course of the internship, and Office leadership will work with them to modify their work scope and execute a tailored project accordingly.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Preventing nuclear weapons proliferation and reducing the threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism around the world are key U.S national security strategic objectives that require constant vigilance. NNSA's Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation works globally to prevent state and non-state actors from developing nuclear weapons or acquiring weapons-usable nuclear or radiological materials, equipment, technology, and expertise.

Description of the organization:

NNSA’s primary missions include: Maintaining the Stockpile: NNSA ensures the United States maintains a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear stockpile through the application of unparalleled science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. Nonproliferation: NNSA works to prevent nuclear weapon proliferation and reduce the threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism around the world. The agency endeavors to prevent the development of nuclear weapons and the spread of materials or knowledge needed to create them. Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation: NNSA plays a key role in preventing, countering, and responding to a terrorist or other adversary with a nuclear or radiological device. Powering the Nuclear Navy: NNSA provides militarily effective nuclear propulsion plants and ensures their safe, reliable and long-lived operation.

Required Skillset for the Position

The intern must have a high attention to detail, a strong ability to organize and deliver information, exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills for diverse audience levels, and a notable ability to adapt.

Disciplines: Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Government Psychology, History, International Relations, Political Science, Project Management, Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Roshdieh1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, International Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Physics

Project Description:

Support the Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) supporting it's mission to detect, disrupt, and investigation smuggling of radioactive and nuclear material. Provide support to NSDD project managers on bilateral international security projects and functional areas that support this mission. Duties will include assisting with coordinating with international partner countries, coordinating within the U.S. Government interagency and with international organizations, and in planning project and program activities to assist in NSDD's mission being accomplished succesfully.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

NNSA's Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD) works to strengthen the capabilities and commitment of partner countries to detect, disrupt, and investigate illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials to increase global security capabilities.  NSDD achieves this mission by providing international partners with radiation detection systems and the training and tools necessary to indigenously operate and maintain these capabilities over the long-term. NSDD is the largest organization providing this support to international partners and works with over 80 international partner countries on this mission, along with international and interagency partners.

Description of the organization:

The Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (NSDD or NA-213), part of the Office of Global Material Security (GMS or NA-21), within the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN or NA-20). NSDD carries out its mission by providing foreign law enforcement, internal security, border security agencies, and technical and reach back organizations the tools, processes, and procedures to carryout effective counter nuclear smuggling activities in their countries.

Required Skillset for the Position

Project Management, International Affairs, Strong written and oral communication, ability to handle competing priorities.

Disciplines: Business, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, International Relations, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-McManus1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Vision, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geosciences, Human Language Processing), Nanotechnology, Operations Research, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

The goal of this project is to expose graduate level students in technical fields to nonproliferation and nuclear security R&D efforts across the NNSA and National Laboratories.  Applicants will be expected to help review technical proposals, analyze technical tradeoffs and develop decision briefs, prepare technical presentations based on a literature review, and write a short informational journal article suitable for publication.  Candidates may have the opportunity to travel to labs to tour testbed facilities and possibly observe experimental campaigns.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Drive innovative research that develops technologies and expertise to detect foreign nuclear proliferation activities and produces technologies for integration into operational systems by leveraging capabilities at the national laboratories, plants, and sites, as well as at universities and within private industry.  DNN R&D is the leading USG organization for the development of advanced technology in support of the USG’s nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear security goals with applications in cooperative and non-cooperative environments that address horizontal and vertical proliferation.  We aim to develop technical capability resident at the DOE National Labs, to be leveraged by mission partners for specific applications.

Description of the organization:

DNN R&D is comprised of roughly 40 personnel (senior federal program managers, military affiliates, technical advisors, and contractors) organized into a leadership front office and two technical sub-offices focused on proliferation detection and nuclear detonation detection. Program managers in each office develop a project portfolios to address requirements centered around specific objective areas in order to achieve office-level goals.

Required Skillset for the Position

Current (or recently graduated) graduate student (master's or Ph.D. candidacy is preferred) in a technical field.  Adept at conveying technical material both orally and in writing with a desire for continued improvement in this area.  Willing to travel in the US if opportunity is available.

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Vision, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geosciences, Human Language Processing), Nanotechnology, Operations Research, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Monroe1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Communications, Demography, Mass Communications

Project Description:

The Office of Defense Programs ensures the United States has a safe, secure, reliable nuclear stockpile.  The Human Capital and Business Operations (HCBO) team manages most administrative areas for Defense Programs:  human capital; space/logistics; training/employee development; travel; new employee orientation; employee separations; administrative policy; Continuity of Operations (COOP); and security liaison with the Headquarters Security Office.  We have over 550 personnel, a mixture of Federal civilians, military detailees from the Department of Defense, Support Service Contractors, and Management & Operating detailees from the national plants and laboratories. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify:
a. Areas in need of modernization and increased efficiency
b. Methods of non-monetary compensation aimed at motivating and rewarding employee contributions to the organization
c. Issues and barriers to streamlined, effective mission support and execution

2. Analyze:
a. Concepts, techniques, and decision tools available to effectively manage projects
b. Inefficiencies of the current work construct and propose achievable improvements

3. Contribute:
a. Participate individually and on teams, mobilizing energy around the organizational vision, and appropriately manage obstacles to its achievement
b. In a challenging and fast-paced environment, develop and publish organizational communications
c. Work effectively in a team; meet deadlines as required to provide outstanding support to managers and colleagues

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

One of NNSA’s core missions is to ensure the United States maintains a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear stockpile through the application of unparalleled science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. The Office of Defense Programs carries out NNSA’s mission to maintain and modernize the nuclear stockpile through the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program. Details about nuclear weapons, deterrence, and NNSA’s management of the stockpile can be found in the Nuclear Matters Handbook and the current Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan.

Description of the organization:

On behalf of the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, Human Capital and Business Operations manages personnel-related activities throughout the organization. Specifically, Human Capital, Training, Administrative Policy, Security, Travel, Space/IT/Logistics, Contract Management, and more.

Required Skillset for the Position

Excellent management and analytical skills; ability to communicate well verbally and in writing; above average grammar and spelling; independent work ethic; business management; project management; excellent computer skills; ability and desire to learn (on their own; from their team/peers; from the manager); people skills (i.e., soft skills; listening skills; empathy; self-awareness; stress management.

Disciplines: Business, Communications, Demography, and Mass Communications

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Moone1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Analysis, Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, International Business, Logistics, Management, Operations Research, Project Management

Project Description:

Our Program provides equipment, training, and other resources to increase Partner Countries capability to detect, interdict, deter, and investigate smuggling of radioactive materials internationally.  This requires a supply chain that spans the globe.  We are in need of a needs assessment and industry survey to provide recommendations for improvement to our current logistics requirements included in contracts for warehousing and logistics services. 
This position would include meeting with current logistics providers, equipment deployment contractors, equipment experts, Program Personnel, and end users to evaluate current methods and recommend new strategies and improvements for management consideration.

Activities may include survey of current and prospective warehousing facilities (travel dependent on COVID situation), arranging and conducting interviews with stakeholders, working with equipment vendors to map long lead items and supply chain scenarios, and writing up results for presentation to management.

Learning objectives include process mapping and streamlining, real-life supply chain management study, and communication  skills.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Work with partners worldwide to build sustainable capacity to  secure nuclear and radioactive materials, and to interdict and investigate the trafficking of those materials.

Description of the organization:

Our goal is to prevent terrorists or bad actors from obtaining or using nuclear or radioactive materials. Our mission goes back to the fall of the Soviet Union and while our office has gone through reorganization and name changes over the years, we remain committed to the same vision.

GMS protects the United States by partnering with other countries, regions, agencies, and organizations worldwide and domestically to build sustainable capacity to secure nuclear and radioactive material, and to interdict and investigate the trafficking of those materials.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for someone interested in process analysis.  The person needs to be self motivated and skilled in communications.

Disciplines: Analysis, Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, International Business, Logistics, Management, Operations Research, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Moone2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Analysis, Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, International Business, Logistics, Management, Operations Research, Project Management

Project Description:

The Office of Global Material Security provides equipment, training, and other resources to increase Partner Countries capability to detect, interdict, deter, and investigate smuggling of radioactive materials internationally. This requires a supply chain that spans the globe. We are in need of a needs assessment and industry survey to provide recommendations for improvement to our current logistics requirements included in contracts for warehousing and logistics services.

This position would include meeting with current logistics providers, equipment deployment contractors, equipment experts, Program Personnel, and end users to evaluate current methods and recommend new strategies and improvements for management consideration.

Activities may include survey of current and prospective warehousing facilities (travel will be dependent on COVID situation), arranging and conducting interviews with stakeholders, working with equipment vendors to map long lead items and supply chain scenarios, and writing up results for presentation to management.

Learning objectives include process mapping and streamlining, real-life supply chain management study, and communication  skills.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of the Office of Global Material Security (GMS) is to prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear or radioactive material that could be used in an attack on the United States, its interests, or allies.

Description of the organization:

GMS protects the United States by partnering with other countries, agencies, and organizations to globally and domestically to build sustainable capacity to secure nuclear and radioactive material, and to interdict and investigate the trafficking of those materials.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for someone interested in international business and business process analysis. The person needs to be self motivated and skilled in communications.

Disciplines: Analysis, Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, International Business, Logistics, Management, Operations Research, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Smith1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research, Physical Sciences, Physics, Probability and Statistics, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

Depending on the specific educational or technical background, Intern may participate in technology development projects with the DOE national laboratory system, or develop, organize, plan, and execute international engagement efforts with one or more countries or regions.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

NA-241 works to promote the effectiveness and efficiency of the IAEA safeguards system, to verify the exclusively peaceful uses of nuclear materials, facilities, and activities.

Description of the organization:

The office has several teams, each of which focus on a different aspect of international safeguards:  policy development, concepts and approaches, technology development, and international engagement.  We also have a program that specifically addresses the safeguards implications of advanced reactors.

We work with many of the DOE national laboratories, plants, and sites, as well as with over 100 countries, and international and regional organizations.

Required Skillset for the Position

Open to candidates with all backgrounds and diverse skills, willing to dedicate a summer to learning about international nuclear policy and technology.

Disciplines: Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research, Physical Sciences, Physics, Probability and Statistics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Smythe1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Government Psychology, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Risk Analysis, Social Sciences

Project Description:

General Duties:
- Support project management
- Attend meetings, note-taking, craft meeting summaries
- Help manage program materials, trackers
- Update O drive to reflect INS program
- Update Fact Sheets and supporting materials
- Support the development of new INS materials
- Participate in meetings, trainings, workshops
- Other duties as assigned

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

INS' envisions a world in which effective security prevents nuclear theft, sabotage, and terrorism. Our mission is to lead U.S. international efforts to prevent theft and sabotage of nuclear materials and facilities worldwide.

Description of the organization:

The intern will support the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Global Material Security (GMS).  The mission of GMS is to work with partners worldwide to build sustainable capacity to secure nuclear and radioactive materials, and to interdict and investigate the trafficking of those materials.  GMS accomplishes it mission through three program offices:
• Office of International Nuclear Security
• Office of Radiological Security
• Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence

Required Skillset for the Position

- Strong Communication (written and oral).
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
- Mission and team oriented.

Disciplines: Government Psychology, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Risk Analysis, and Social Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Gebeyehu-Houston1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business Administration, Communications, Decision Making, Engineering Sciences, English, Government Psychology, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Project Management, Public Policy

Project Description:

Intern will learn all aspects of the NNSA Budget Analyst role by shadowing and assisting the NA-MB-80 leadership.  They will experience the decision making, resource allocation, quick responses to congressional, OMB, or GAO requests for information and will be at the center of it all during the creation of another of the NNSA's annual 5-year budget requests (NNSA Program) as it is created and coordinated throughout the agency and prepared for OMB submission.  This is not an accounting position it is a position ensuring the financial resources are placed against the requirements to meet the President's Nuclear Security Strategy.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of the NNSA Office of Resource and Matrix is to provide direct support to the program and field offices to implement all aspects of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process and NA-MB budget responsibilities across all NNSA accounts. Directly Supports Weapons Activities (DP), Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN), and the NNSA Field Offices.

Description of the organization:

The Office of Resource & Matrix NA-MB-80) provides PPBE staff and resource analysts to the Program Offices within Defense Programs, Infrastructure & Operations, Defense Nuclear Security, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, and all NNSA Field Offices.  NA-MB-80 is the central point of contact for all budget and financial execution issues for these organizations and they serve as the budget/financial interface between the programs and external entities including CFO, various NNSA organizations and other U.S. Government agencies.  The Resource and Matrix teams represent the program and field office interests and equities at intra-agency and inter-agency groups/meetings which concern budget and finance.  Additionally, NA-MB-80 coordinates and reviews the program's inputs for OMB/Congressional Budget Submissions (Narratives & Briefings), OMB/Congressional requests, Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) requirements, budget execution and analysis support, and Department of State financial data calls by country (DNN only).

Required Skillset for the Position

The intern needs to be a critical thinker that can communicate, analyze, with the ability to write.  While they may not be writing documents, their skillset will be utilized when proof-reading submitted documents, that is where the critical thinking, analysis, and writing ability will be needed.

Disciplines: Business Administration, Communications, Decision Making, Engineering Sciences, English, Government Psychology, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Project Management, and Public Policy

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Dash-Pauls1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

The intern will have the opportunity to learn how INECP conducts export control outreach and training events with foreign and U.S. partners by shadowing INECP project managers and participating in planning meetings and actual events with foreign partners that will most likely take place virtually. These events are aimed to strengthen partners' capabilities to prevent the proliferation of dual-use commodities that could be used for weapons of mass destruction. The intern will have a chance to identify different regions of the world that they want to learn more about and then will be matched with the project managers for that region.

The intern will also assist the entire Office by coordinating the office's responses to multiple requests for information that are tasked out by the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation front office. The intern will compile responses to these requests from the two Office Teams, submit them to the Office Director and Deputy Director for review, and then send the approved responses forward. This activity will give the intern a chance to learn about the different topics and areas covered by the Office and how the Office contributes to the larger DOE and NNSA missions.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The threats of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism continue to present complex challenges to the international community and nonproliferation regime.  In particular, the risk of nuclear and dual-use materials, equipment, technologies, or information being diverted to non-peaceful purposes that advance weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs is an enduring challenge.  To address these threats, risks and challenges, ONEC builds U.S. and global export control capacity to detect and prevent the illicit or inadvertent transfer of nuclear and dual-use materials, equipment, and technology to WMD programs of concern.

Description of the organization:

The Office of Nuclear Export Controls falls under the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control (NPAC) and consists of two complementary Programs:

1) Export Control Review and Compliance/Interdiction (ECRC/I) Program:

ECRC/I bolsters the U.S. Government’s ability to prevent and interdict U.S.-origin transfers that could contribute to foreign WMD programs of concern by:
 - Performing approximately 7,000 technical reviews of U.S. dual-use export license applications per year for proliferation concerns;
 - Providing approximately 2,000 - 3,000 comprehensive technical analyses per year in support of U.S. agencies overseeing WMD interdiction efforts; and
 - Providing guidance to DOE federal employees, their staff and contractors throughout the complex to promote internal compliance with export control requirements and proactively address proliferation risks posed by emerging technologies. 

2) International Nonproliferation Export Control Program (INECP)

INECP strengthens global efforts to prevent the illicit or inadvertent transfer of nuclear and dual-use material, equipment, and technology required to manufacture WMD and their means of delivery.  To accomplish its mission, INECP engages with:
 - newcomer/developing partners to help build and strengthen their national export control capacities;
 - advanced partners to share innovation and best practices in the regulation and detection of controlled goods, and to jointly conduct trainings for third countries or regions; and
 - U.S. enforcement agencies to strengthen their capacity to counter illicit WMD-related imports and exports by providing training and ongoing technical reach back through the National Laboratories.

Required Skillset for the Position

Good time management skills as the Office operates under tight deadlines

Good communications skills (written and verbal) as the intern will need to review and edit responses to taskers.

Good organizational skills to stay on top of assigned workload.

Disciplines: Business, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Richard1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Biology, Communications and Graphics Design, Education, Emergency and Incident Management, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, Networks and Communications, Public Affairs, Public Health, Radiation Protection Systems Engineering, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

Assist with development, feedback, and revision of virtual training materials. These may be in support of Consequence Management, Major Public Events, Ports Search Training, and Radiation Detection training, among others. Intern will have the opportunity to provide valuable input to the development team and will assist with dry runs of materials to provide feedback for improvement and revision. Adult learning concepts will be applied to enhance the virtual learning environment. Intern will have the opportunity to attend courses as they are being delivered virtually. If there is an on site or hybrid component intern may have that opportunity, dependent upon covid or program restrictions.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Mission is to develop policy and provide targeted emergency preparedness capacity-building training, both in-person and virtually, to counter and respond to radiological and nuclear incidents, accidents, and terror threats worldwide. Our capacity building training and emergency response capabilities aim to efficiently prepare and respond in the event of an international radiological or nuclear incident or emergency, regardless of the cause, whether it be accidental or a malicious act.

Description of the organization:

Office is comprised of three pillars or primary functional areas, but there are cross cutting collaborative efforts among all three as well. These three areas are 1) policy and partnerships, 2) exercises and interdictions, and 3) preparedness and operations. Our office is located in the Forrestal building in Washington DC and has approx. 17 personnel. We work internationally and domestically, and work closely with partners at FBI, State Department, DTRA, IAEA, NATO, DoD, NRC, EPA, Arctic Council, G7 Global Partnership, as well as international partners and domestic state and local authorities and first responders.

Required Skillset for the Position

Eye for detail, knowledge of adult learning concepts, knowledge of integrated system design, training or curriculum development, technical expertise with online collaboration tools, knowledge of radiation basics and emergency preparedness and response basics. Foreign affairs skills also desired.

Disciplines: Biology, Communications and Graphics Design, Education, Emergency and Incident Management, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, Networks and Communications, Public Affairs, Public Health, Radiation Protection Systems Engineering, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Buckner1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Communications, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental, Geosciences, Graphics Design, Health and Medical Sciences, Life Sciences, Marine Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Physics, Statistics

Project Description:

Manage a multi-project portfolio across the National Laboratories in support of FEMA NIRT; the entities of the Department of Energy that perform nuclear or radiological emergency support functions(including accident response, search response, advisory, and technical operations functions),radiation exposure functions at the medical assistance facility known as the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS),radiological assistance functions, and related functions performed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Office of Nuclear Incident Response manages the Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST), the DOE/NNSA multi-mission emergency response capability. NEST harnesses the Department’s scientific and technical expertise to contend with nuclear and radiological incidents and accidents of any size or category. NEST provides scientific and technical expertise in support of federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to enhance their ability to accomplish critical national security and public health and safety missions.

Description of the organization:

The Consequence Management Program provides timely, scientifically/technically sound, operationally relevant and actionable decision support to authorities responsible for protection of the public, responders and the environment affected by a nuclear or radiological incident.

How we do it: we sustain a cadre of technical specialists who are trained, organized, and equipped to assess and interpret the environmental and medical consequences of a nuclear or radiological incident and advise key leaders, decision-makers and incident management personnel on effective strategies to manage/mitigate those consequences.

Required Skillset for the Position

Ability to work in a multi-agency collaborative environment. Adept use of Microsoft Office 365. Strong organizational and communication skills.

Disciplines: Business, Communications, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental, Geosciences, Graphics Design, Health and Medical Sciences, Life Sciences, Marine Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Physics, and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Erickson1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Chemistry, Communications, Engineering, International Relations, Physics, Project Management, Public Policy, Science Policy/Science and Society, Social Sciences

Project Description:

The Remove Office intern will be responsible for fielding daily taskers from the Material Management and Minimization (M3) front office and working with Remove Office program managers on special research projects and day-to-day engagement with international partners and/or U.S. national laboratory technical experts on policy and/or technical solutions to support nonproliferation initiatives.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Office of Nuclear Material Removal supports the removal, consolidation, and disposal of the world's most vulnerable weapons-usable nuclear material to support permanent threat reduction. Each kilogram of excess nuclear material from civilian sites worldwide that is removed reduces the risk of a terrorist or other malevolent actor acquiring highly enriched uranium (HEU) or plutonium for use in an improvised nuclear device.  The Remove Office works with partner countries and international institutions around the world to identify excess special nuclear material and implement solutions to permanently reduce the risk of their theft or misuse.  The office also maintains the capability to carry out expedited nuclear material removal campaigns should the need arise.

Description of the organization:

The Material Management and Minimization (M3) program aims to minimize and, when possible, eliminate nuclear materials and ensure sound management principles for materials that remain. This includes minimizing the civilian use of highly enriched uranium (HEU); removing or eliminating the world’s most vulnerable weapons-useable nuclear material; and disposing excess nuclear material in the United States. M3 directly contributes to and plays a critical role in reducing global nuclear security threats and promoting U.S. national security.

Required Skillset for the Position

Highly proficient oral and written communication skills; foreign policy and/or STEM; ability to work on a team.

Disciplines: Chemistry, Communications, Engineering, International Relations, Physics, Project Management, Public Policy, Science Policy/Science and Society, and Social Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Dunne1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Communications and Graphics Design, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

The intern selected for this role will join NA-50's Office of the Chief of Staff and support the Project Horizon strategic initiative. Project Horizon’s goal is to build the organization of the future. We want to empower a high-performing, diverse workforce and create a best-in-government workplace by focusing on improving three areas: strategic hiring, professional development, and work-life balance. These areas are connected by a commitment to make NA-50 a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible (DEIA) organization.

For the first three months, the intern will shadow the Chief of Staff, Professional Development team, and Human Resources team to learn about NA-50's operations and Project Horizon. Then, they will have the opportunity to select a team to work with for the duration of their internship. They will collaborate with the Chief of Staff to customize their role and responsibilities. For example, they may choose to work on gamified learning, knowledge capture and succession planning, instructional design, eLearning, career management, new talent recruitment, onboarding, and DEIA. 

In this dynamic role, the intern will learn about the nuclear security enterprise and operations of a federal agency. They will network with executive leadership, subject matter experts, and colleagues. They will have the opportunity to participate in team building, training, and site visits. The intern will practice their written and oral communication skills in a variety of mediums (e.g., correspondence, memorandums, technical writing, presentations) for internal and external audiences. They will gain experience working with a range of technologies, including productivity tools (e.g., Microsoft Teams and WebEx), eLearning and Learning Management System tools, human resources tools, and custom agency solutions. Finally, they will learn how to ensure customer success and improve user experience.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations (NA-50) ensures the sustainability of the nuclear security enterprise. We enhance safety, modernize infrastructure, and promote environmentally sustainable and efficient operations.

Description of the organization:

Our leadership and staff are experts in the fields of nuclear safety, worker and health safety, infrastructure, program management, packaging and transportation, nuclear materials, and sustainability. They collaborate with representatives from national laboratories, plants, field offices, program offices, media, and Congress to advance the nuclear security enterprise. They are stationed in Washington, D.C.; Germantown, Maryland; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for a creative and adaptable individual who is a strong communicator and teammate. We want someone who takes initiative and identifies opportunity for innovation. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and especially encourage applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas prefer someone with experience in one or more of the following areas: teaching or training, instructional design, graphic design, communications, or human resources. 

An individual will succeed in this role if they can easily learn new technology, view constructive criticism as a learning opportunity, and strive to continuously improve.

Disciplines: Communications and Graphics Design, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Goss1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Engineering, Physical Sciences

Project Description:

The intern selected for this role will join the Office of the Chief of Defense Nuclear Safety (NA-511). They will facilitate the Nuclear Safety Research and Development program. Each year, the NNSA sponsors a small number of nuclear safety R&D projects that are submitted by the different sites and laboratories within the nuclear security enterprise. The project will support the evaluation and NNSA sponsorship of the nuclear safety R&D projects for fiscal year 2023.

In this dynamic role, the intern will learn about the nuclear security enterprise and knowledge management of a federal agency. They will network with subject matter experts. They will have the opportunity to participate in team building, training, and site visits. The intern will practice their written and oral communication skills in a variety of mediums. They will gain experience working with a range of technologies.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations (NA-50) ensures the sustainability of the nuclear security enterprise. We enhance safety, modernize infrastructure, and promote environmentally sustainable and efficient operations.

Description of the organization:

Our leadership and staff are experts in the fields of nuclear safety, worker and health safety, infrastructure, program management, packaging and transportation, nuclear materials, and sustainability. They collaborate with representatives from national laboratories, plants, field offices, program offices, media, and Congress to advance the nuclear security enterprise. They are stationed in Washington, D.C.; Germantown, Maryland; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for a creative and adaptable individual who is a strong communicator and teammate. An engineering or physical science academic area of study is required. Senior level undergraduate students and graduate students will be considered. Desired experience includes the ability to evaluate diverse research and design project submittals that will support nuclear safety improvements within the nuclear security enterprise and ascertain feasibility and reasonableness of the individual project objectives. A familiarity with nuclear safety and technical bases for radiological, nuclear criticality, fire protection, and other allied nuclear safety disciplines would be helpful.

An individual will succeed in this role if they can easily learn new technology, view constructive criticism as a learning opportunity, and strive to continuously improve.

Disciplines: Engineering, and Physical Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Peterson1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Engineering, Foreign Language, International Relations, Physical Sciences, Physics, Political Science and Government Psychology, Public Policy, Science Policy/Science and Society

Project Description:

The ORS International intern will work to protect, remove, and reduce reliance on radioactive sources used for vital medical, research, and commercial purposes internationally. ORS works across the globe in six different regions to carry out this vital mission.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Office of Global Materials Security (GMS) falls under the umbrella of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation within the larger NNSA complex.

Description of the organization:

GMS's Office of Radiological Security (ORS/NA-212) enhances global security by preventing high activity radioactive materials from use in acts of terrorism.

Required Skillset for the Position

ORS is looking for interns at the undergraduate or above level with excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous knowledge of the NNSA complex is useful, but not required. Interns are able to learn about ORS and NNSA on the job. We strive to provide experience with international stakeholders, interagency communication, and project management.

Disciplines: Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Engineering, Foreign Language, International Relations, Physical Sciences, Physics, Political Science and Government Psychology, Public Policy, and Science Policy/Science and Society

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Keilholtz1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Engineering, Materials Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Project Management

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

The nuclear stockpile is inherently moving away from the nuclear explosive test database through aggregate influences of aging, modern manufacturing techniques, modern materials, and evolving design philosophies. In 2014, LANL and LLNL jointly identified that a capability gap exists to enable certification of these changes, which involves the evaluation of plutonium response. In 2016, the JASON Defense Advisory Group identified the same gap in current U.S. capability to carry out and diagnose such experiments; Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments (ECSE) will close this gap. Data from ECSE is required as part of the certification of the W87-1 Modification Program, as well as future Annual Assessments and LEPs. ECSE delivery in the mid-2020s supports these efforts.
Research has advanced the understanding of plutonium in the early evolution of an imploding system and identified the need to similarly improve understanding of plutonium performance during the extreme physical conditions reached later in an implosion. This improved understanding will inform the evaluation of various components of stockpile transformation and certification of planned LEPs not possible given the current limitations of existing facilities and diagnostic methods. In addition to the physics gap, the national laboratories have identified a gap in experimental capabilities needed to develop the next generation of weapon designers in the absence of nuclear explosive testing. NNSA has validated this gap via the aforementioned 2016 JASON study. To fill these gaps and to support the program plan documented in the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan (SSMP), NNSA places a high priority on developing ECSE at the Nevada National Security Site’s (NNSS) underground laboratory, the U1a Complex. The ECSE subprogram consolidates a portfolio of work that includes (1) the Major Item of Equipment (MIE) titled Advanced Sources and Detectors (ASD), (2) a developing reactivity measurement technology named Neutron-Diagnosed Subcritical Experiments (NDSE), and (3) ECSE subcritical experiment entombment activities. Though managed by the ECSE subprogram, the construction project 17-D-640, U1a Complex Enhancements Project (UCEP) is funded under Infrastructure and Operations. Other Project Costs (OPCs) for the U1a Complex Enhancements Project are funded from the ECSE subprogram. ASD, managed under DOE O 413.3B, designs and installs a large, multi-pulse accelerator system that will generate radiographs necessary to diagnose late-time dynamics in plutonium implosion experiments. ASD is scheduled to complete by the mid-2020s. NDSE is a measurement concept that NNSA will apply to dynamic plutonium experiments that will measure the negative reactivity of a subcritical assembly. Since neutron multiplication is sensitive to the material properties of fissile material, the data will provide a new constraint on the codes and models used to simulate the performance of nuclear weapon primaries, improving our stockpile assessment capability. Entombment activities provide a disposition area in the U1a Complex for expended subcritical experiments.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Assessment Science program provides the theoretical and experimental knowledge and expertise needed to maintain confidence in the nuclear stockpile in the absence of nuclear explosive testing. ECSE consolidates a portfolio of work that includes (1) the Major Item of Equipment (MIE) titled Advanced Sources and Detectors, (2) a developing reactivity measurement technology named Neutron-Diagnosed Subcritical Experiments, and (3) ECSE subcritical experiment entombment activities. Assessment Science pursues CD-4 in FY 2025 for the Advanced Sources and Detectors MIE for the ECSE program, to meet the W80-4 design validation experiment as well as W87-1 program requirements for system certification with a subcritical experiment in 2026. Capabilities developed and maintained in the Assessment Science program support the entire Nuclear Weapons Complex providing: (1) the scientific underpinnings required to conduct annual assessments of weapon performance and certification of LEPs, (2) the scientific insight necessary to inform our understanding of the impacts of surveillance findings to assure that the nuclear stockpile remains safe, secure, and effective, and (3) the core technical expertise required to be responsive to technical developments and geopolitical drivers. Assessment Science also facilitates the assessment of current weapon and weapon component lifetimes, development and qualification of modern materials and manufacturing processes, concepts for component reuse, and modern safety concepts for sustainment.

Description of the organization:

Stockpile Research, Technology, and Engineering (SRT&E) provides the data and tools that underpin science-based stockpile decisions, along with the development and maturation of component and manufacturing technologies for future insertion in the stockpile; focuses on the most pressing investments the nuclear security enterprise needs to meet DoD warhead needs and schedules; and enables assessment and certification capabilities used throughout the nuclear security enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

Familiarity with MS Office suite of products, professional conduct at meetings both in-person and virtual, electrical engineering or accelerator background a plus.

Disciplines: Engineering, Materials Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Physics, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

ORNL-Erwin1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Hydrologic Sciences, Physics, Physics of Fluids, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Project Description:

ORNL has developed a computational fluid dynamics code which is applicable for certain enrichment technologies. There are many test problems and experimental data sets that exist which can be used to verify the correctness and performance of this code, as well as its validity for modeling specific scenarios.  The successful applicant will work with the code developers to understand the high level structure of the code and will then set up and perform multiple simulations using the code.  Correctness of results, including convergence, computational performance/scalability, and sensitivities to input parameters will be assessed and documented. At the conclusion of the internship, the successful applicant will have gained a high level understanding of the workings of a large-scale computational fluid dynamics code, as well as verification techniques and concepts such as the method of manufactured solutions.

Hosting Site:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

We support the multiple NNSA missions, include nuclear nonproliferation.  We have a special focus on the modeling and simulation of enrichment technologies. Areas of technical core competencies include computational fluid dynamics, plasma physics, structural dynamics, rotor dynamics, and electromagnetic fields.

Description of the organization:

The Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division conduct basic and applied research in support of multiple NNSA missions.

Required Skillset for the Position

Coursework in the areas of fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
Experience with a Linux or Linux-like computing environment is a plus.
Experience with simulation codes such as Ansys, Comsol, Abaqus is a plus.

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Hydrologic Sciences, Physics, Physics of Fluids, and Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Saint-Lot1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business, Economics

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

The Project Controller Intern provides detailed analysis and reporting using an established system of controls on complex, high rigor, R&D projects for the Department of Energy and other customers. This role assumes primary responsibility for analysis, developing, and reporting associated with various project controls job duties, such as project baseline, work package agreements, cost control, cost estimation, earned value management (EVM), projections, variance analysis, schedules, project/program/portfolio integration or technical project reviews.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

PROJECT & PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

We empower Sandia with an integrated, intuitive, and standards-based capability for exceptional project execution and product delivery.
Our Project and Product Management center will develop and deploy an integrated Labs-level capability to enable a more disciplined, standards-based, and scalable approach for delivering projects, programs, and products.

Description of the organization:

For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

The excitement and importance of our work; an exemplary work environment; partnerships with academia, industry, and government; and our record of historic contributions help us attract exceptional staff. Our employees are recognized by their professional peers for their outstanding contributions.

Although most of Sandia's employees work at Sandia's headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, or at its second principal laboratory in Livermore, California, others are working at various sites in the U.S. and abroad to deliver innovative and reliable solutions in a changing world.

Required Skillset for the Position

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Provide detailed analysis and reporting of project status using project management tools such as Primavera P6 or MS Project.
  • Work with the project technical leads to execute project management activities including project plan development, project monitoring and control, and integrated change control.
  • Team with technical staff, project leads and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the scope of project controls (work breakdown structure, schedule, and budget/cost). 
  • Research, assemble, and evaluate project information or data and recommend sound, practical solutions to project related issues.
  • Facilitate internal team communications and meetings.
  • Update the schedule status as required, produces reports, and tracks variances and recommends corrective action.
  • Analyze, prepare, validate, and maintain cost estimates, detailed baseline budgets, work package agreements, and monthly cost variance reports.
  • Help administer change control to schedule and budgets, ensuring that all changes are documented via the appropriate change control process.

Disciplines: Business, and Economics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Magann1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Applied Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

Quantum computing has the potential to enable advances in wide-ranging areas of science and engineering, due to the computational advantages it will offer for certain high-value tasks. For example, quantum computers promise to offer exponential advantages over conventional classical computers for the task of quantum simulation.
 
This theoretical/computational research project will in involve exploring, developing, and analyzing quantum computing algorithms for simulating ground states and/or dynamics of quantum systems. Potential focus areas include: algorithms designed for the simulation of materials systems, methods for treating time-dependent Hamiltonians, and methods for treating Hamiltonians with a separation of timescales.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories is one of three National Nuclear Security Administration research and development laboratories in the United States. Our primary mission is to develop, engineer, and test the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons and high technology. Other missions include research and development in energy and environmental programs, as well as the surety of critical national infrastructures. In addition, Sandia is home to a wide variety of research including computational biology, mathematics, materials science, alternative energy, psychology, MEMS, and cognitive science initiatives.

Description of the organization:

The Center for Computing Research (CCR) at Sandia creates technology and solutions for many of our nation's most demanding national security challenges. The Center's portfolio spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state‑of‑the‑art applications. Our work includes computer system architecture (both hardware and software); enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems; and research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support materials.

Required Skillset for the Position

This position could be filled by an undergraduate or graduate STEM student who has an interest in quantum computing, and has completed coursework on quantum mechanics and linear algebra. An ideal candidate will have additionally completed a numerical methods/analysis course and have experience with Python and/or MATLAB, as well as LaTeX.

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Montoya1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Electrical/Electronic Engineering

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

The selected individual will collaborate with experienced engineers to:
- Design, fabricate, and test hardware that electrically emulates a centrifuge slip ring.  Design considerations include: physical interfaces, resistance, isolation, and bandwidth.
- Design, fabricate, and test adapter hardware to interface with a commercial product acceptance tester.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories is a multidisciplinary national security engineering facility with focus areas in nuclear deterrence, national security programs, defense nuclear nonproliferation, energy & homeland security, and advanced science & technology exploration.

Description of the organization:

The Weapon Systems Tester Development Departments are responsible for the design, development, qualification and deployment of complex system testers and test equipment in support of the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Specifically, these testers and test systems acquire and deliver data to the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Surveillance Program. Our teams employ innovative and leading-edge technologies in the design and development of these testers.

Disciplines: Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Gravett1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction

Project Description:

Response Integration: The response integration team strengthens the abilities of radioactive material licensees, local law enforcement and other stakeholders to mount quick, effective responses to incidents of radiological theft.

Training Program Management: Building an effective training program requires diligence by all stakeholders of the program, including headquarters (HQ) and the national laboratories.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

On behalf of our nation, we anticipate and solve the most challenging problems that threaten security in the 21st century.

Description of the organization:

The International Nuclear/Radiological Security Program's primary mission is to protect potentially vulnerable nuclear and radiological material from malevolent use. Our department exclusively supports the DOE/NNSA/NA-21's Global Threat Reduction Initiative program to improve the protection of both radiological and nuclear material in civilian locations that could be used in either a Radiological Dispersal Device or an Improvised Nuclear Device.

Required Skillset for the Position

Desired Skill Sets are: Oral and Written Communication Skills, Teamwork and Collaboration, MS Suite, Positive Attitude

Disciplines: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, and Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Siefert1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Science - Theoretical Foundations Computer Science, Computer Vision, Human Language Processing), Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Project Description:

Trilinos/MueLu is a C++-based open source software project designed to solve linear systems on the world's fastest supercomputers. It is a key enabling technology for high-fidelity simulation of physical systems for DOE applications ranging from plasma physics to wind energy. The MueLu Team is looking to extend the capabilities of our software in several ways, including implementation of high-performance algorithms on accelerator architectures (e.g. GPUs), developing in-situ metrics for performance analysis and the development of high-performance algorithms for memory-constrained problems.   Code produced as part of this project will be included in future distributions of the MueLu software. You will have the opportunity to improve your C++/Python skills, acquire a working knowledge of high performance computing and machine learning software libraries, learn how to use supercomputers, and improve your technical communication skills.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission national security laboratory.  In keeping with our vision to be the nations's premier  science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest.  We equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

Description of the organization:

The Center for Computing Research (CCR) at Sandia creates technology and solutions for many of our nation's most demanding national security challenges. The Center's portfolio spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state‑of‑the‑art applications. Our work includes computer system architecture (both hardware and software); enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems; and research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support materials.

Required Skillset for the Position

Required: C++ programming experience

Desired: Accelerator programming experience (e.g. CUDA, HIP, OpenMP, Kokkos); Linear algebra coursework, Experience with Python, GIT and Linux.

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Science - Theoretical Foundations Computer Science, Computer Vision, Human Language Processing), and Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Lofstead1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Vision, Databases, Human Language Processing), Information Retrieval/Web Search, Information Security/Assurance Information, Mathematics, Operating Systems/Middleware, Probability/Statistics, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Project Description:

Machine learning is widely used in nearly any imaginable application today. However, we know that the algorithms and generated models are really black boxes. I seek to understand what data characteristics affect model quality and how to connect those data characteristics with ability to trust a model.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

My office focuses on compute support for large scale science and engineering. This include my department that focuses on the operating system, storage/data management, networking, workflow software, and related libraries necessary to run scientific software. The broader center expands this to cover applications, applied math, machine intelligence, data analytics, visualization, compute hardware, and many related topics.

Description of the organization:

Sandia National Labs is a multi-mission laboratory focused on supporting national security. We are the largest of the national labs and have programs that support a wide variety of activities across the spectrum of supporting national interests.

Required Skillset for the Position

Basic C/C++ and Python skills. Coding requirement is small, but present.
Data analysis experience desired, such as using Pandas/Jupyter notebooks. This can be learned on the job, if needed.

Disciplines: Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Vision, Databases, Human Language Processing), Information Retrieval/Web Search, Information Security/Assurance Information, Mathematics, Operating Systems/Middleware, Probability/Statistics, and Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Obando1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Aerospace and Aeronautical, Computer Sciences, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Project Description:

Customize Computer Aided Design software to improve output quality and speed. Research and develop techniques for CAD files interchange and manipulation to include IGES, STEP and Virtual Reality file types.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Use computer aided design (CAD) tools to design electromechanical components and assemblies

Description of the organization:

Design and analysis of electromechanical devices.

Required Skillset for the Position

Working knowledge of a Computer Aided Design (CAD) software package, preferable SolidWorks latest version.

Disciplines: Aerospace and Aeronautical, Computer Sciences, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Davis1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Computer Systems Design (including Signal Processing), Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics

Project Description:

Develop and implement digital designs in radar systems into FPGA and Firmware hardware.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Radar ISR systems

Description of the organization:

Radar system development and integration.

Required Skillset for the Position

Signal Processing, Digital Circuit Design, FPGA/Firmware

Disciplines: Computer Systems Design (including Signal Processing), Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Hahn2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Project Description:

This project covers scientific investigations of materials, such as liquid electrolytes, for battery applications beyond the state-of-the-art lithium-ion exemplar. In this project one may perform activities such as wet-chemical synthesis, electrochemical analysis, electrodeposition and characterization of thin films, and spectroscopic analysis. Through these activities, the intern will learn both theoretical and practical elements of solution chemistry, electrochemistry, and nanoscale materials science, and they will develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of advanced battery materials and systems. In addition to technical development, this project provides opportunities to interact with researchers from several institutions, such as other national laboratories, and is oriented toward presenting and publishing to the external scientific community. These aspects of the project provide many opportunities for intern visibility and networking while developing their skills in technical communication.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Exceptional service in the national interest: Our unique responsibilities in the nuclear weapons program create a foundation from which we leverage capabilities, enabling us to solve complex national security problems.

Description of the organization:

Sandia National Laboratories is a world-class research & development community that delivers on national security missions while advancing the frontiers of science and engineering. A key component of Sandia's success is our foundational scientific research, which provides us with knowledge and capabilities that are essential for solving the most pressing and difficult issues facing the world today.

The guiding principle that underlies all of our research endeavors is to ensure that Sandia's fundamental science and engineering core is vibrant, continually pushing the forefront of knowledge. By applying our scientific knowledge base, we are able to respond effectively to current mission needs as well as anticipate national challenges that may arise in the future.

Required Skillset for the Position

This position requires current education in chemistry, materials science or similar discipline and at least basic experience with chemical laboratory practices.

Disciplines: Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Boggs1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Project Description:

Global Chemical and Biological Security program (GCBS) at Sandia National Laboratories supports the USG with bioscience facility design and operations projects. Under the supervision of the mentor, the intern will contribute to and review facility design drawings and specifications. This international laboratory design project is multi-disciplinary where the successful applicant will gain an appreciation of stakeholder involvement and the diversity of subject matter expertise required for a complex project of this type. The applicant will work both independently and as part of the team that integrates science, safety, and security needs with design and engineering to achieve laboratory building performance.
Learning Objectives:

  • Become adept at reading computer-aided design (CAD) drawings and integrating between architectural and engineering fields.
  • Be able to apply standard operating procedures and protocols to laboratory design.
  • Understand biological safety and security risks and how mitigations to those risks are incorporated into laboratory design.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Global Chemical and Biological Security (GCBS) Program at Sandia National Laboratories mission is safe and secure ensuring integration of biological mission with biological safety and security risk management with effective and sustainable international laboratory design in resource constrained international regions. Our diverse team of biologists, chemists, international political scientists, epidemiologists, virologists, veterinarians, biosafety officers, security professionals, and engineers work around the world to reduce the risks posed by chemical and biological materials and technologies. GCBS supports U.S. National Security objectives for non-proliferation, cooperative threat reduction, and global health security.

Description of the organization:

As part of the Center for Global Security & Cooperation, the Global Chemical and biological Secrity (GCBS), is dedicated to exceptional service in the national interest, participating in global technical engagements on behalf of the U.S. Government, non-governmental organizations, and international health and security entities. We focus on solving technical problems, pursuing cooperative programmatic approaches with our partners, and achieving internationally sustainable results. We create and share new knowledge, tools, and approaches to empower our partners to safely detect, handle, and control dangerous chemical and biological agents anywhere in the world. Our team has decades of combined experience in biorisk management, chemical risk management, health security, systems analysis, response and preparedness, coordination, and veterinary medicine. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to develop innovative solutions to the growing challenges in chemical and biological security worldwide. As part of the larger Sandia National Laboratories, we partner when needed with experts in modeling and simulation, programming, laboratory science, and other disciplines to address complex problems.

Required Skillset for the Position

  • Pursuing a degree in related field in (architecture, civil/mechanical/structural engineering, engineering/construction management, chemistry/biology)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required, including prior experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Preferred skill but not required
  • Experience with computer-aided-design (CAD) software programs.

Disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Gunda1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Communications, Communications Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Computer Vision, Geographic Information Systems, Human Language Processing), Industrial Psychology, Operations Research, Organizational Psychology, Probability/Statistics

Project Description:

This project leverages insights from multiple disciplines to develop quantitative models and metrics for evaluating organizational behavior. Model approaches build on agent-based and viable systems-based methods while metrics build on information, resilience, and socio-technical systems theory.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

Description of the organization:

Our department does complex systems analysis for critical infrastructure systems, ranging across energy, water, and security domains.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for students who are comfortable with data analysis (using qualitative or quantitative approaches) to collect, evaluate, and summarize information about how organizations use information to make decisions. An ability to leverage theoretical knowledge (whether organization-based or mathematics-based) would be a huge asset. On any given day, the student will be asked to conduct literature reviews, collect and analyze data, and summarize findings. Familiarity with R or Python programming is encouraged. There will be options to practice both written (through reports) and oral communication skills (through seminars).

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Communications, Communications Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Computer Vision, Geographic Information Systems, Human Language Processing), Industrial Psychology, Operations Research, Organizational Psychology, and Probability/Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Ma1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics

Project Description:

Big Data in the area of Remote Sensing has been growing rapidly.  Remote sensors are used in surveillance, security, traffic, environmental monitoring, and autonomous sensing.  Real-time detection of small moving targets using a remote sensor is an ongoing, challenging problem.  Since the object is located far away from the sensor, the object often appears too small.  The object’s signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) is often very low.  Occurrences such as camera motion, moving backgrounds (e.g. rustling leaves), low contrast and resolution of foreground objects makes it difficult to segment out the targeted moving objects of interest.  Due to the limited appearance of the target, it is difficult to obtain the target’s characteristics such as its shape and texture.  Without these characteristics, filtering out false detections can be a difficult task.  Detecting these targets, would often require the detector to operate under a low detection threshold which poses a risk to increasing false alarms.  In this project, the applicant will acquire knowledge and experience on developing algorithms and software to detect and track moving objects using a remote sensor.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

We work with other government agencies, industry, and academic institutions to accomplish our missions in the following strategic areas: Nuclear Weapons, National Security Program, Energy, and Global Security.

Description of the organization:

Sandia National Laboratories is a Federal Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC).  For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.  Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS).  NTESS operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

Required Skillset for the Position

Background in Computer Vision, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Statistics, Linear algebra, Kalman Filtering.  Programming Languages: C/C++, Matlab, Python

Disciplines: Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, and Mathematics and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Letter1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer Sciences, Computer Systems Analysis, Computer Vision, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, Human Language Processing), Information Science - Technology, Probability/Statistics

Project Description:

We use the Open Platform Software Library (OPSL) which offers a cross-platform software development kit (SDK) that facilitates collaboration between application and algorithm developers, equipment providers, system integrators, and airport operators to elevate airport security and improve the passenger screening experience.

OPSL offers a plug and play, vendor-neutral, standardized platform that opens up access to the airport security market for application developers. The SDK contains implementation examples and testing infrastructure tools that enable the development and seamless integration of third-party algorithms into airport security systems.

Individual tasking will be based on a group environment where the individual on any given day may work on graphical interface development, algorithm testing, and data evolution.

Student will be expected to present overall results at the end of the summer. We can work with the student on integrating new skill sets that they wish to grow or improve upon.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Our unique responsibilities in the nuclear weapons (NW) program create a foundation from which we leverage capabilities, enabling us to solve complex national security problems.

As a multidisciplinary national laboratory and federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), Sandia accomplishes tasks that are integral to the mission and operation of our sponsoring agencies by

anticipating and resolving emerging national security challenges
innovating and discovering new technologies to strengthen the nation’s technological superiority
creating value through products and services that solve important national security challenges
informing the national debate where technology policy is critical to preserving security and freedom throughout our world.

Description of the organization:

We Focus on DHS and TSA hardware and ended to end software application development, enabling a dynamic security environment.

Required Skillset for the Position

A background in Math. Introduction to programming in languages such as  python, C++, or javascript. An interest in devOps and coding in general. some experience using linux would be helpful but required.

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer Sciences, Computer Systems Analysis, Computer Vision, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, Human Language Processing), Information Science - Technology, and Probability/Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Katzenmeyer1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Chemistry, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Nanotechnology, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Solid State Physics

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

This project seeks an intern interested in any or all of the following aspects of graphene-based nanodevices and can be tailored accordingly:

Growth of two-dimensional materials by chemical vapor deposition and subsequent device fabrication

Building and/or programming of scientific instrumentation

Electrical/and or optical characterization methods (e.g., Current-Voltage testing, near-field optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy)

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

As a multidisciplinary national laboratory and federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), Sandia accomplishes tasks that are integral to the mission and operation of our sponsoring agencies by:

anticipating and resolving emerging national security challenges

innovating and discovering new technologies to strengthen the nation’s technological superiority

creating value through products and services that solve important national security challenges

informing the national debate where technology policy is critical to preserving security and freedom throughout our world

Description of the organization:

We research, develop and deliver integrated microsystems that industry "can't, won't, or shouldn't" to meet national security needs.

We steward the nation's only proven strategic rad-hard, trusted fabs for silicon-based and compound semiconductor-based devices able to meet warhead environments.

We leverage our multidisciplinary capabilities to provide integrated microsystem solutions for the most challenging and important national security problems.

We continually anticipate our country's future needs and advance our broad and deep microsystem expertise to be able to respond to evolving threats.

Required Skillset for the Position

The student should be enrolled in a relevant science or engineering field and open to interdisciplinary research.

Disciplines: Chemistry, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Nanotechnology, Physical Chemistry, Physics, and Solid State Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Hanson1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Databases, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Information Science/Technology

Project Description:

The Open Data Environment project is a software project which is developing an integration architecture to enable digital engineering. Applicants would get to experience working on an agile software team, developing in JAVA, testing, and full lifecycle software engineering.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Our organization develops and maintains enterprise software system that support the Nuclear Deterrence mission.

Description of the organization:

The mission of our organization is to provide Sandia Labs and the NSE with high quality software systems and enable digital engineering transformation across the enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

Software development experience
Java and Angular development
Automated Testing with Cypress

 

Disciplines: Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Databases, Information Retrieval/Web Search, and Information Science/Technology

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Smallwood1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Agricultural Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Energy, Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Marine Geology, Ocean Engineering, Physical Sciences

Project Description:

Our project cultivates oil producing microalgae for advanced biofuels. We cultivate algae in the laboratory and in raceway ponds for algae biomass, which contains lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates for various high-value products. Specifically, this project leverages raw plant substrates (i.e. switchgrass and corn stover) to provide an alternative carbon feedstock for oil producing algae to develop higher productivity advanced biofuels.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia's primary mission is ensuring the U.S. nuclear arsenal is safe, secure, and reliable, and can fully support our nation's deterrence policy.

Description of the organization:

The Biosciences and Chemical Defense Group, 8630, draws on expertise in scientific research, technology development, and system deployment to address national security problems related to biological threats, chemical weapon defense, and bioenergy. Capabilities include: molecular and microbiology, synthetic biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, microfabrication, microsensor and microfluidic system development, nanomaterials, computational biophysics, and high-resolution imaging and spectrum analysis.

Required Skillset for the Position

Basic Chemistry, Basic Laboratory Skills, Ability to follow detailed procedures, Ability to follow laboratory Safety Procedures

Disciplines: Agricultural Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Energy, Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Marine Geology, Ocean Engineering, and Physical Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Blitstein1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Computer Systems Analysis

Project Description:

Assisting our mobility team with maintenance and other work.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia as one of DOE's FFRDC is one of the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation

Description of the organization:

Enterprise IT Services including Application Development, data analysis, Infrastructure and End Point Computing.

Required Skillset for the Position

Familiarity with Mobile technologies and related architectures.

Disciplines: Computer Systems Analysis

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Shields1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Aerospace and Aeronautical, Anthropology and Archeology, Computer Sciences, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

Radar Modeling and Simulation Tool - recently initiated software suite of tools for rapid radar prototyping, proof of concept analysis and laboratory testing through hardware and software in the loop capabilities. Learning objectives include developing, working with and applying prototype tools to building and fielding of systems, working with diverse technical teams to design and prove performance over entire operational spaces.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Radar ISR delivers pathfinder radar imaging and exploitation systems for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) applications. These high impact technology programs support the development of next generation Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems with highly integrated, miniaturized and fully mission-capable radar technologies for National Security, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Deterrence mission needs

Description of the organization:

Our mission is to use science and technology, innovative research, and global engagement to counter threats, reduce dangers, and respond to disasters.

Required Skillset for the Position

Computer Science or Computer Engineering student with simulation and modeling development for testing framework. Interest or experience in software development, GIT, Matlab, hardware unit/ module testing, software teaming.
Electrical/ Mechanical/ or Systems Engineering student with Matlab, Signal Processing, Radar Modeling & Simulation, unit/module testing, electronics design, interest / experience.

Disciplines: Aerospace and Aeronautical, Anthropology and Archeology, Computer Sciences, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Nanotechnology

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Monson1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Nanotechnology, Physics

Project Description:

- Learn and assist with the synthesis of novel materials for magnetic and ferroelectric composites via physical/chemical or 3D printing processes to support project needs
- Learn and assist with testing magnetic material properties
- Learn and assist with data collection, data analysis, computer/electronic interfacing, or computer modeling.
- Work effectively and responsibly in a research team and contribute towards a safe and secure laboratory working environment.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Service in the national interest.

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

    World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
    *These benefits vary by job classification.

Description of the organization:

The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts collaborative leading-edge research that advances the understanding of materials at the nanoscale and enables the collaborative development of creative solutions for Sandia's broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions. Our research activities have broad impact; and typically generate peer-reviewed, high-profile journal publications and presentations at professional scientific meetings. Our main research focus is directed along three thrusts:1. Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications (including energy storage and corrosion)2. Magnetic, Dielectric and Electronic Materials Science and Applications (including ferroics and composites)3. Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications (i.e., for hazardous materials capture/storage, sensing, membranes, water treatment, and catalysis)

Required Skillset for the Position

- Relevant science or engineering coursework, teaching or lab experiences relevant for project needs.
- Relevant experience with working in a materials research laboratory demonstrating relevant materials synthesis (chemical or 3D printing) or materials testing/characterization skills.  Experience or knowledge of BH analysis and magnetometry is highly desirable.
- Relevant experience in advanced computer interfacing, modeling or electronics.

Disciplines: Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Nanotechnology, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-McCoy1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics

Project Description:

System testers measure all signals being sent and received from a device under test (DUT). 
They also measure the exact state of a DUT in terms of the electrical interface to verify the DUT
was assembled correctly.  System Testers can also be used to test the margins and limits of a DUT,
and this includes modifying the input waveforms and testing the DUT behavior at its limits.
To Preform these tests the hardware must simulate many conditions the hardware will see,
In this project the student will characterize some of the major hardware systems within a tester,
This work can include:

• Testing amplifier modules at different loads, pulsed and steady state
• Testing current sensor motherboard and several types of sensors
• Noise and signal cross talk analysis
• Generate experimental plans, record data, generate plots and document experiments

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Exploratory Systems Technologies Department develops, analyzes, and deploys knowledge and materiel solutions supporting the Nation. 

Mission domains include but are not limited to, homeland security, nuclear weapons, treaty compliance, and response actions. 

Department staff develop stand alone or integrated systems emphasizing mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and electrical engineering expertise coupled with technology relevant information technology. 
Occupying the dynamic range of expertise from basic science to operational application,  current work ranges from threat evaluation, to fundamental chemistry, to pilot systems development, testing, evaluation and demonstration, to full scale fielding, training, and operations. 

Spiral development is integral at all stages of testing and data analysis further enabling agility, and improvement or adaptation to unknown future needs.

Description of the organization:

The Exploratory Systems Technologies Department is a group of engineers and scientists responsible for developing, analyzing, and deploying a variety of technologies in support of Homeland Security, nuclear weapons, and Department of Defense.  The goal of the department is to support Sandia programs to increase the security of the nation by developing and deploying systems and technologies. The emphasis of work within the department is on the development of systems utilizing our skills in mechanical, electrical, nuclear, and electrical engineering and chemistry with strong support from expertise drawn from within the department and across the Laboratory.  The scope of the department’s work includes evaluation of potential threats, customer requirements, and potential systems architectures; development of mechanical and electrical systems concepts; prototyping; testing; analysis of data; delivery and fielding of hardware systems; and post-delivery support as required.

Disciplines: Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Kotyza1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Accounting, Communications, Finance, Project Management

Project Description:

As a business intern in Sandia's Mission Business Solutions Group will work closely with talented teams of business professionals to support the financial and project management needs of our national security and/or operational infrastructure programs.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA-0003525.

Sandia keeps the U.S. nuclear stockpile safe, secure, and effective as a multidisciplinary, national security, engineering laboratory. Sandia’s role has evolved to address the complex threats facing our country Key mission is advanced defense, deterrent, intelligence technology and analysis – Secure and sustainable energy future – America’s nuclear weapons engineering laboratory.

Description of the organization:

Division 8000 Mission Business Solutions Group is comprised of business professionals across multiple sites. We model Integrated Service Delivery everyday by providing expertise across project management, operational excellence, financial analysis, & portfolio/program assurance.

Required Skillset for the Position

Currently attending and enrolled full time in a related accredited undergraduate program, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0, ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer and has U.S. citizenship.

Disciplines: Accounting, Communications, Finance, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Walsh1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Computer Sciences, Engineering

Project Description:

The project develops tools that model biological agent dispersion across outdoor, indoor, and underground environments to provide decision support to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. The project brings together tools developed for the three separate environments by three National Laboratory partners.

The modeling package enables analysis across environmental domains to:
• Inform integrated detector placement
• Perform integrated source inversion analysis
• Provide decision support to inform response and recovery actions
These tools support better planning, better probability of detection, increased safety for the populace, and more efficient use of remediation resources and assets.

Successful applicant will contribute to development, evaluation, and testing of these decision-support tools under the mentorship of a senior software engineer. Student will gain exposure to the art and practice of mathematical modeling and software development for real-world phenomena with practical application to national defense against bioterrorism.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats

Description of the organization:

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

Required Skillset for the Position

Working knowledge of an object-oriented programming language such as java or C++; Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting for a common purpose; Ability to work independently in a distributed team environment

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, and Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Grace1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

In the second quantum revolution, control of quantum systems is a crucial area of theoretical and experimental research, which is connected to work integrating concepts and methods of quantum optimal control into the fields of quantum computation and quantum information. This theoretical and computational research project involves designing time-dependent controls at the "hardware level" for noisy quantum devices via numerical simulations. Potential focus areas include: 1. design of physical controls implementing the circuits and gates for quantum algorithms; 2. operation and state control for noisy/open quantum systems; and 3. the development of relevant numerical approximations and methods for more efficient control protocols.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories is one of three National Nuclear Security Administration research and development laboratories. Our primary mission is to develop, engineer, and test the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons and high technology. Other missions include research and development in energy and environmental programs, as well as the surety of critical national infrastructures. In addition, Sandia is home to a wide variety of research including computational biology, mathematics, materials science, alternative energy, psychology, MEMS, and cognitive science initiatives.

Description of the organization:

My center anticipates and reduces national security risks through developing and applying cross-domain computational and analytical capabilities. We contribute to all Sandia's missions to advance our capabilities for today and tomorrow's Nuclear Deterrence needs. Our work spans foundational research to development to application with deployment and engineering missions shaping our expertise. The Center stewards capabilities in engineering sciences, codes, models, data analytics, computing, information, and mathematical sciences, and agile component and systems design, and cyber and intelligence science.

Required Skillset for the Position

This position is suitable for an advanced undergraduate or graduate STEM student with an interest in quantum computing and control, and has completed courses in linear algebra and quantum mechanics. An ideal candidate will have experience with with Matlab or Python for scientific computing, and perhaps LaTeX.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Branda1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Basic Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Comparative Medicine and Laboratory Animal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Microbiology, Probability and Statistics

Project Description:

Bioweapons and emerging infectious diseases threaten our military, public health, and national security. Effective solutions for counteracting infectious agents, while avoiding the drawbacks of antibiotics (resistance development, microbiome obliteration), have proven elusive. We hypothesize that enhancing respiratory tract microbiomes via prebiotic (feeding) and probiotic (seeding) approaches can improve resiliency to respiratory infection. We are developing prebiotics and probiotics, and assessing their ability to protect mice against bacterial respiratory infection. Evidence supporting our hypothesis would validate a new and generalizable strategy for preventing and treating respiratory infections, a major advance for medicine, biodefense, and national security.

Internship activities will focus on characterization of previously identified candidate probiotic strains, in order to better understand mechanism of action and inform design of prebiotics/synbiotics. This effort will include evaluation of growth requirements using a high-throughput phenotype profiling approach (https://www.biolog.com/products-portfolio-overview/phenotype-microarrays-for-microbial-cells/), assessing the candidate probiotics in monoculture as well as in co-culture with the bacterial pathogen of interest (Burkholderia thailandensis, a less-virulent relative of Select Agent pathogens B. pseudomallei and B. mallei). Growth phenotype results will also be used to refine metabolism models predicted on the basis of the genome sequences of the candidate probiotics and pathogen.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

SNL is a federally-funded research and development center (FFRDC) tasked with anticipating and resolving national security challenges. In the realm of biology, these include countering biological weapons and emerging infectious diseases, and creation of a secure energy future through development of biofuels.

Description of the organization:

The Molecular and Microbiology Department, which is part of Sandia's Chemical/Biological /Radiological/Nuclear Defense and Energy Technologies Center, supports mission areas in biodefense, emerging infectious disease, and bioenergy. The department conducts fundamental and applied research in cell biology, immunology, genomics, and microbiology, with a focus on the development and use of innovative bioanalytical technologies such as synthetic biology, nanotechnology, multi-omics, advanced optical imaging, and data analysis tools to advance the understanding of biological systems. Current research projects include developing immunological and nanoparticle-enabled approaches for pathogen detection and countermeasures, exploiting synthetic biology and genome editing methods to improve algal and cyanobacterial feedstocks, as well as developing bio-enabled detection systems for applications in biodefense. We conduct research for the National Institutes of Health, Basic Energy Sciences, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, U.S. Industry, Department of Health and Human Services and Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research & Development program.

Required Skillset for the Position

Familiarity with bacterial cell culture and metabolism, sterile technique, statistical analyses, and bioinformatics would be helpful.

Disciplines: Basic Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Comparative Medicine and Laboratory Animal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Microbiology, and Probability and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Allan1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Virtual Computer Systems Analysis, Databases, Engineering, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Mathematic, Operating Systems/Middleware, Physical Sciences, Physics, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering, Statistics

Project Description:

The student will interact with the Sandia HPC monitoring software development team, exploring use of the Light-weight Distributed Metric Service, an open-source project (https://github.com/ovis-hpc/ovis), and HPC systems in general. The project relies on Linux, Python, C, Apache, and Grafana tools to collect and analyze HPC performance data from hardware systems and software applications.  The student will be remote, accessing Sandia facilities via Desktop-as-a-Service software run on the student's personal or university computing resources.

The student will gain experience with and learn about:
 * the Linux operating system
 * tools for collecting system, network, and application performance metrics
 * tools for analyzing performance patterns, such as visualization, python, and machine learning libraries.
 * high-performance computing (HPC) cluster systems
 * open source development team workflows (github-based)
 * parallel programming with mpi, openmp, or related tools.

Depending on student interest and the time available, other issues may also be investigated such as:
 * behavior of HPC applications related to the student's degree program (for engineering/physics/chemistry students)
 * HPC code security
 * detection of unexpected software behavior
 * use of Go language to improve visualization

This is for a remote-only project; no on-site work is anticipated, nor is any travel.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Virtual

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Technology development and nuclear deterrence

Description of the organization:

High performance computing

Required Skillset for the Position

* Linux shell scripting (sh, python, or equivalent)
 * Understanding of basic statistics (min/max/mean/median, standard deviation, etc)
 * Visualization of time-series data
 * Software development experience with at least 1 compiled language (c/c++/fortran/java/go) and one scripting language (python, bash, tcl, etc)

Disciplines: Computer Systems Analysis, Databases, Engineering, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Mathematic, Operating Systems/Middleware, Physical Sciences, Physics, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering, and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Medlin1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Condensed Matter Physics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Solid State Physics

Project Description:

This project will provide an opportunity to develop skills and experiences in the analysis of nanoscale and atomic-resolution electron microscopy data.  The project will focus on interfaces and crystalline defects in metallic materials imaged using state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy methods.  The intern will apply image analysis methods to quantify nanoscale image features working in close collaboration with ongoing materials research efforts.  In addition to applying established analysis methods, the intern will also have the opportunity to develop, refine, and validate alternative techniques.  Although the primary focus of the project will be on post-acquisition data analysis, the intern will also work with the mentor on electron microscopy imaging experiments.  Throughout the project, the intern will participate in research group meetings and will have opportunities to present their findings in both informal and formal settings.  

Key learning objectives for this internship include:  Image analysis methods for materials research; further development of programming and coding skills; introduction to crystallography and crystal defects;  oral and written technical communication skills.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Conduct materials research supporting supporting national security, energy security, and fundamental science missions for NNSA and DOE.

Description of the organization:

The Energy Nanomaterials Department is a research organization specializing in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for energy and national security applications. Projects and capabilities in the department's research portfolio include nanoporous materials for sensing, catalysis, energy harvesting, and gas storage; materials for energy and hydrogen storage; and nanoscale materials characterization including extensive electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, nanoindentation instrumentation, and X-ray diffraction.

Required Skillset for the Position

  • Prior course work and/or practical experience using a scientific or engineering programming language (e.g. Python, Matlab, or equivalent).
  • Prior course-work in linear algebra, vector mathematics, and calculus.
  • Introductory undergraduate background in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, or a closely related field.

Disciplines: Condensed Matter Physics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, and Solid State Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Weirs1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Engineering, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, Informatics Software Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Physics, Scientific Computing, Statistics

Project Description:

The results of scientific simulations on parallel computers are difficult to analyze. Such finite element and finite volume simulations describe their data with complicated indexing optimized for computational performance, rather than exploration and analysis. While performing analyses of large datasets, the successful applicant will help us improve the utility, usability and adoption of our analysis software and develop and implement abstractions users find intuitive and effective.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Center for Computing Research (CCR) focuses on computer system architecture, enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems, and research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling and decision support.

Description of the organization:

Sandia National Labs (SNL) is a Department of Energy National Security FFRDC, with major portfolios in Nuclear Deterrence, Global Security, National Security Programs, Energy and Homeland Security, and Advanced Science and Technology. SNL has more than 14,000 employees, primarily in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA.

Required Skillset for the Position

Required: scientific python programming, physical sciences/engineering/math/cs background.
Desired: C++ programming, scientific visualization

Disciplines: Engineering, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, Informatics Software Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Physics, Scientific Computing, and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Geraci1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Probability and Statistics

Project Description:

Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) is the science of characterizing sources of uncertainty in a model with the goal of understanding their impact on the quantities the model aims to predict, as well as reducing uncertainty when possible. Uncertainties can arise from uncontrolled variability in the modeled phenomenon (e.g. manufacturing variability) and/or from incomplete knowledge about some aspects of the phenomenon (e.g. operative and environmental conditions). These sources of uncertainty in the model lead to uncertainty in modeled quantities of interest, which are quantified statistically. For high-consequence problems of national security relevance, whose complexity make it impossible to precisely know all aspects of the modeled phenomena, and which often exhibit significant uncontrolled variability, UQ analyses ensure safety and performance requirements are met, despite the uncertainties in the problem. However, these UQ analyses often add significant computational cost, because the model must be evaluated hundreds to thousands of times for different values of the inputs to compute statistics of the quantities of interest. This is especially challenging for national security problems, which often use high-performance, complex computer codes. Multifidelity UQ is a new and active research field that addresses this issue by combining computer simulations with varying cost and accuracy to lower the overall computational burden, while maintaining accuracy in the desired statistics. Many opportunities are available for algorithm development and/or for applications to complex numerical simulations, including wind energy, aerospace applications, radiation transport, and nuclear waste disposal. The project can be tailored to balance these aspects according to student interest.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories and its Center for Computing Research (CCR) have a long and distinguished history of leadership in computational science and engineering, including massively parallel computation, uncertainty quantification, mathematical optimization, scalable solvers, software toolkits, and scientific software engineering. The CCR anticipates and pursues mathematical and computational technologies to ensure Sandia can anticipate and respond to a wide range of challenging national security problems.

Description of the organization:

The Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification Department at Sandia leads the development of novel optimization and uncertainty quantification algorithms, as well as their deployment to mission-relevant Sandia applications. Moreover, the department is responsible for developing and maintaining two SNL flagship codes: Dakota, for uncertainty quantification and black-box optimization, and ROL, for intrusive optimization. The codes enable state-of-the-art workflow analyses on high-performance computing infrastructures.

Required Skillset for the Position

Coding experience in any high-level language for scientific computing (matlab/octave/scilab, python, etc.) and some level of familiarity with solving common numerical problems that arise in science and engineering (e.g. ODEs, PDEs, linear systems, etc.).

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Probability and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Ortiz1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business Management, Chemical Engineering, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Project Management

Project Description:

In close coordination with the Department of Defense, NNSA is extending the life of the W80-1 warhead through the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) for use in the U.S. Air Force’s Long Range Standoff (LRSO) cruise missile. Together, the W80-4 and LRSO will help ensure the long-term effectiveness of the bomber leg of the Nation’s nuclear triad. The W80-4 LEP will also extend the warhead’s service life while enhancing its safety, security, and reliability. 

The interconnects product realization team is responsible for technical management and product realization of 34 unique cable designs to support the W80-4 program. Activities include design, test, and fabrication of cables to support product qualification. Through design maturity, hardware fabrication, and production readiness the team truly applies the Sandia slogan of "Exceptional service in the national interest".
During Summer 2022, the team will be collaborating with our production agency (Kansas City Nuclear Security Campus) to finalize designs, complete outstanding environmental testing, and initiate production engineering activities. There are various sub-teams that the applicant could support and be involved with depending on their interest (Technical Leadership, Program Management, Project Controls, Design Engineering, Test Engineering, or Hardware Management).

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Mission:
We deliver engineering solutions, with a profound understanding of their functional performance, to our customers for high consequence system applications that support our National Security Mission.

Description of the organization:

The Interconnect Department serves as Sandia’s Center of Excellence for the design, test and qualification of complex cable assemblies. The department uses the Realize Product Subsystem (RPSS) to realize Mark Quality (QC-1) product that covers the complete product realization cycle of requirements, design, development, specification, qualification, procurement, delivery and stockpile support through our partners at the Kansas City Nuclear Security Complex (KCNSC). We employ defect-prevention strategies to gain an understanding of design margin during the development cycle. The department’s capabilities include the ability to address multiple challenging requirements related to meeting high reliability numbers over extremely long life, varying ranges of environments, complex electrical requirements, and size & weight restrictions for War Reserve and Joint Test Assembly applications.

Required Skillset for the Position

Minimum Required Skill set:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited business, science, engineering, or math program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask with competing priorities.

Disciplines: Business Management, Chemical Engineering, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Tenorio1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Business Administration, Engineering, Logistics, Marketing, Project Management

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

Partnership is at the core of who we are and how we work. Collaboration is the driving focus behind our organization because it is highly effective in achieving business goals and building successful teams. Our management operating system (MOS) is the all-in-one confluence site where we plan, execute, and track current demand, recapitalization investments, and our status and health of projects. We are now passed the beginning stages and want to continue rollout, maturation, and adoption of the MOS for our staff. This will include training staff, program schedule integration, resource allocations, and project tracking, and improving work intake.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

To render exceptional service in the national interest by deploying our three capabilities at the CA site: Test Assembly Group, Environmental Test Facilities, and the CA Calibration Program. Our unique capabilities at the CA site create a foundation from which nuclear weapons (NW) programs can leverage, enabling SNLCA to solve complex national security problems.

Description of the organization:

We offer an array of engineering services that include our Test Assembly Group (TAG), hardware storage facility, off-site calibration services, and CA Environmental Test Facilities. The Test Assembly Group and test facilities provide technically competent, trained and qualified staff to assemble, dismantle, and provide environmental testing capabilities on a variety of complex mechanical and electrical systems and sub-systems encompassing a variety of explosive and non-explosive weapon and non-weapon systems. Also, the SNL California Calibration Program is a customer-focused program that provides calibration services for all Sandia California technical and non-technical organizations. The program utilizes and works with commercial calibration laboratories and/or the Primary Standards Laboratory (PSL) in SNL/NM.

Required Skillset for the Position

The collective skills and abilities that can be applied to this project are communication, interpersonal, collaboration, adaptability, critical thinker, research and analysis, initiative, receptiveness, and technical proficiency

Disciplines: Business Administration, Engineering, Logistics, Marketing, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Tenorio2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Advocacy, Business Management, Communications, Databases, Decision Making, Economics, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Library Science, MIS or Business Statistics, Probability and Statistics, Project Management

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

Partnership is at the core of who we are and how we work. Collaboration is the driving focus behind our organization because it is highly effective in achieving business goals and building successful teams. Our management operating system (MOS) is the all-in-one confluence site where we plan, execute, and track current demand, recapitalization investments, and our status and health of projects. We are now passed the beginning stages and want to continue rollout, maturation, and adoption of the MOS for our staff. This will include training staff, program schedule integration, resource allocations, and project tracking, and improving work intake.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

To render exceptional service in the national interest by deploying our three capabilities at the CA site: Test Assembly Group, Environmental Test Facilities, and the CA Calibration Program. Our unique capabilities at the CA site create a foundation from which nuclear weapons (NW) programs can leverage, enabling SNLCA to solve complex national security problems.

Description of the organization:

We offer an array of engineering services that include our Test Assembly Group (TAG), hardware storage facility, off-site calibration services, and CA Environmental Test Facilities. The Test Assembly Group and test facilities provide technically competent, trained and qualified staff to assemble, dismantle, and provide environmental testing capabilities on a variety of complex mechanical and electrical systems and sub-systems encompassing a variety of explosive and non-explosive weapon and non-weapon systems. Also, the SNL California Calibration Program is a customer-focused program that provides calibration services for all Sandia California technical and non-technical organizations. The program utilizes and works with commercial calibration laboratories and/or the Primary Standards Laboratory (PSL) in SNL/NM.

Required Skillset for the Position

The skills and abilities applicable to the project are communication, interpersonal skills, open to collaboration, adaptability, critical thinker, research and analysis, curiosity and high level technical proficiency.

Disciplines: Advocacy, Business Management, Communications, Databases, Decision Making, Economics, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Library Science, MIS or Business Statistics, Probability and Statistics, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Martinez1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

The innovation ecosystem in New Mexico seeks to bolster an environment that supports and enables the commercialization and transfer of novel technologies from Sandia national labs to the marketplace. A broader innovation ecosystem in New Mexico will lead to Sandia deploying a greater volume of technology into the marketplace. With the aim of broadening New Mexico’s innovation ecosystem, this project will focus on collecting data and identify innovation programs and technology incubation programs from across the Federal Government including at the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. The information collected from this project will be used to bolster the innovation ecosystem in New Mexico by connecting each innovation program with the technology maturation programs that currently exist at Sandia Labs; such as the Technology Readiness Initiative (TRGR) and the New Mexico Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program (NM LEEP).

The Scope of Work for this project will include:
a. Conduct a market landscape analysis to identify innovation programs and technology incubation/accelerator programs at the Department of Defense, Depart of Energy, and other government agencies.
o Specific attention should be given to programs that pair with the innovation programs at Sandia.
b. Develop a list of key findings and recommendations that identify potential candidates for partnership with Sandia to jointly develop technology and/or license Sandia technology, and/or participate in a newly developed technology incubator program at Sandia (New Mexico Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program [NM LEEP]).
c. A basic landscape analysis of climate-related technology R&D at other DOE Office of Science National Laboratories.
o Specific attention should be given to partnership opportunities that Sandia can pursue with other laboratories or gaps in the current DOE clean energy space Sandia can fill

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Mission of the Integrated Partnership Organization: Collaborate with industry, small businesses, universities, government agencies, and other labs to bring new technologies to the marketplace and contribute to the economic well-being of the nation through technology transfer and commercialization.

Description of the organization:

The Technology and Economic Development Department fosters various opportunities to partner and build relationships with highly qualified small businesses and to leverage industry innovations. By bringing Sandia expertise into the private sector, Sandia is able to fulfil the tech transfer mission, boost economic growth, support entrepreneurs with technology driven products and ideas, and attract new companies to Albuquerque.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Act as a problem solver and adviser
• Collaborate with a diverse team
• Conduct research and harmonize disparate sources of data to create datasets that can be used to develop new insights
• Ability to see how the collection of data will result in actionable insights for the mission of the organization
• Strong customer focus and a demonstrated desire to proactively help and serve those that you are collaborating with
• Strong ability to condense complex ideas in a written or presentation format
• Strong ability to conduct research across a wide range of topics

Disciplines: Business, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Ekoto1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Networks/Communications, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Project Description:

The successful candidate will assist with the development, deployment, and support of data acquisition and experimental control systems, including hardware and instrumentation selection and set-up, programming, and testing. There will also be opportunity to develop skills in electronic circuit design, modeling, and construction to support this effort.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of Sandia/California's Applied Combustion Research Department is to develop the science base needed by industry to build and optimize a new generation of advanced, high-efficiency, clean combustion-based engines that use both conventional and renewable fuels.

Description of the organization:

We are a part of Sandia's Combustion Research Facility (CRF), where ~100 scientists, engineers, and technologists conduct basic and applied research to improve our nation's ability to use and control combustion processes efficiently and cleanly. The CRF offers a challenging and stimulating work environment that addresses today's most critical energy and environmental issues, as well as opportunities for personal, professional, and technical growth.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Familiarity with general principles of data acquisition and interfacing with laboratory instrumentation and control devices
• Programming experience (MATLAB, Python, C++, Labview or similar)
• Basic PID/Arduino controller programming
• Well-developed hands-on skills
• Interest in pursuing a career in science or engineering

Disciplines: Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Networks/Communications, and Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Hopman1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Business

Project Description:

As a Business Intern in Sandia's Business Solutions Group, you will contribute to a wide variety of business and financial activities while building professional experience and impacting Sandia's national security missions. You will work closely with our team of business partners to support financial and project management initiatives. Throughout your internship, you will receive training and mentorship to enhance your learning experience and prepare you for a career as a business professional.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
• Support technical partners on work with our federal sponsors/customers
• Provide analysis and recommendations for business decisions
• Work with technical partners to find solutions for their business needs
• Manage a supply chain business need
• Provide assistance in managing project schedules or budget
• Support contract and project assurance processes
• Partner with the business team on improvement initiative planning and rollout out

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

For more than 50 years, the California campus of Sandia National Laboratories has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues. Many of these challenges — like energy resources, transportation, immigration, ports, and more — surfaced early in the state of California, providing Sandia/California with a special opportunity to participate in the first wave of solutions to important national problems. For example, Sandia’s scientists are breaking new ground in energy research and are helping to accelerate the development of next-generation biofuels so that we can reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and mitigate the effects of global climate change.

Description of the organization:

The Mission Business Solutions team serves the nation by delivering integrated business, project and operational solutions for mission success. We strive to be an empowered and inspired team that sets the standard for excellence in business project management. Our responsibilities include end-to-end project management, financial controls, and operational support to various national security mission areas as well as our internal operational teams.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Good communication skills
• Understanding of Microsoft Excel or Word
• Ability to learn new tools
• Ability to work within a team environment

Disciplines: Business

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Walsh2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics

Project Description:

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking an undergraduate software developer intern to write automated tests to support state-of-the-art ground station technology for one of the nation’s satellite space programs.  The selected intern may be testing software components that are used for remote sensing problems, including the capture, processing, exploitation, visualization, and distribution of real-time satellite sensor data.  The selected applicant will bring software skills to join highly productive teams that research and develop innovative solutions to a broad spectrum of problems of national importance. The successful candidate will enjoy collaborating in an innovative environment to test advanced data processing software for complex, real-time decision support systems.

A substantial amount of the intern's time will be spent creating unit tests, writing automated tests, and performing manual tests for decision support software that is used in ground stations.  The student will learn how to write test software, how to run and document test results, and will learn about the operations of a software ground station.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS), LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Incorporated.  NTESS operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant national security impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

Description of the organization:

As part of the Data Sciences and Computing Group, the Quantitative Modeling and Analysis Department conducts R&D and systems engineering in computer science and engineering across the technical spectrum from data to decision making. Research is ongoing to enhance predictive modeling in a variety of domains. The department has expertise in computer science, software development, engineering, and applied mathematics. Primary research areas include uncertainty quantification, optimization, inference modeling, data assimilation, and algorithm development. Primary application development work focuses on verification, validation and uncertainty quantification of complex problems. We develop tools that address specific analysis steps, as well as integrating those tools in a productive workflow.

Required Skillset for the Position

* Working toward a degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related STEM field.
* Completion of a college course that required writing software in an OOP (Object Oriented Programming) language such as Java or C++.
* Working knowledge and experience writing OOP (Object Oriented Programming) code, such as C++ or Java
* Completion of a data structures course.
* Completion of a college level math course.
* Interest in testing software apps.
* Familiarity with unit testing is a plus.
* Familiarity with GUI testing is a plus.
* Familiarity with testing software libraries is a plus.
* Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting for a common purpose
* Ability to work independently and effectively in a distributed team environment
* US Citizenship

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Schroeder1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Energy, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Physics of Fluids

Project Description:

The compact counter flow fluidized bed heat exchanger (CCFB HX) project seeks to demonstrate a particle to supercritical CO2 heat exchanger utilizing a fluidized bed of particles as part of the generation 3 concentrating solar power pathway. Gen 3 CSP utilizes optically absorptive sand-like particle as the heat transfer and storage medium for dispatchable solar thermal power generation. Heat from the particles is transferred to a working fluid, in this case sCO2, to spin a turbine and generate electricity. In the heat exchanger, particles are introduced to a chamber where they form a bed fluidized with air. Tubes within the bed of particles carry the sCO2 into which the heat is transferred. The specific goals of this project include: ensuring consistent particle conveyance through the heat exchanger by means of cold and hot flow fluidized bed testing, designing a CFD model of the fluidized bed, and the fabrication and testing of a fully integrated 100kW heat exchanger.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The NSTTF’s primary goal is to provide experimental engineering data for the design, construction, and operation of unique components and systems in proposed solar thermal electrical plants planned for large-scale power generation.

Description of the organization:

The NSTTF provides concentrated solar thermal irradiance for high flux testing of energy generation systems and materials characterization. High radiant flux is achieved through multiple test facilities including a solar tower and heliostat field, solar furnace, or solar simulator.

Required Skillset for the Position

A knowledge of test planning, safe testing practices, and data analysis.

Experience in Solidworks.

Desired experience in Ansys Fluent, LabView/National Instruments Hardware, Engineering Equation Solver,  or Modelica.

Disciplines: Energy, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Physics of Fluids

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Reynolds1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Analysis, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Probability/Statistics, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering, Solid State Physics

Project Description:

Quantum Hall Resistance (QHR) is one of the core intrinsic principles for Electrical Metrology. It utilizes the Quantum Hall Effect, a quantum mechanical phenomenon similar to the macroscopic Hall Effect, to provide direct traceability to the SI when realizing the derived unit of electrical resistance, the Ohm.

This project will involve characterizing the QHR's output for given cryogenic, pressure, and magnetic field conditions. Comparison of QHR resistance values to the highest level resistance standards of the NSE. The applicant will achieve these goals by assisting the lab staff with installing a GaAs sample and emplace it in the appropriate cryogenic environment, analyzing the output characteristics using basic statistics and software, and validating the results of these experiments by conducting comparison measurements of known standards in the lab using a direct current comparison bridge.

Applicant will learn about the basic quantum mechanical principles behind the QHE, application of Ohm's law and other basic electrical engineer principles to make ultra-high precision measurements, application of basic statistics and probability, and the  principles of Metrology.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of the Primary Standards Laboratory - DC Project is to provide the highest level calibrations for the NSE Complex and partner sites. Additionally, the mission of the Primary Standards Lab as a whole is to perform research and development activities to increase its measurement capabilities and integrity. As part of this mission, many projects are undertaken that explore the physical limitations of measurements through exploration of quantum mechanical phenomenon and other physical properties.

Description of the organization:

The Primary Standards Lab - DC Project is comprised of a 4-5 metrologists, an engineer, and a project lead. This group performs the direct current and low frequency measurements of calibration standards and equipment. The DC Project also leads the research and development efforts for the Primary Standards Lab's direct current and low frequency metrology.

Required Skillset for the Position

Applicants should be somewhat familiar with, or able to learn quickly, the basic principles of electromagnetism, statistics, probability, and technical problem solving. Applicants should also be able to analyze data using Excel or any other data analysis package.

Disciplines: Analysis, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Probability/Statistics, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering, and Solid State Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Awe1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Applied Mathematics, Atomic and Molecular, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Energy, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Physics of Fluids, Plasma Polymer Physics

Project Description:

The Z Facility at Sandia National Laboratories (https://www.sandia.gov/z-machine/) can deliver 25 million Amperes (MA) of current in 100 nanoseconds (ns) to generate extreme magnetic fields.  The magnetic pressure is used to implode metallic physics targets which produce high temperatures, high pressures, and powerful X-rays for research in high energy density (HED) science.

As a metal is intensely ohmically heated by a fast-current pulse, inhomogeneity in the conductor modifies current density to promote non-uniform heating and expansion through the complex feedback between current density, electrical resistivity, ohmic heating, temperature, and hydrodynamics.  Metals are richly nonuniform at the µm scale, with volumetrically distributed impurities, non-metallic inclusions, and voids.  Fabrication leaves surface imperfections, which vary greatly with tooling and fabrication process.  Any imperfection can perturb current density to drive runaway ohmic heating. 

For magnetically accelerated liners (hollow cylindrical tubes) driven by the Z Facility, non-uniform ohmic heating generates density perturbations in the metal which grow rapidly as the liner is accelerated radially inward.  Ultimately, the symmetry of the liner can be destroyed in flight, resulting in poor target performance (lower pressure, temperature, etc.).  Such instabilities must be understood and mitigated.
To better understand the non-uniform ohmic heating of a high-current density conductor, experiments drive mm-diameter-scale metallic rods to 1-MA in 100 ns.  As the rod heats, fast ICCD (intensified charge coupled device) cameras capture the emissions from the surface of the heated rod with 2 ns temporal resolution, and 3 micron spatial resolution.  The images help to illuminate how the metal heats, changes phase, and explodes. 
We seek an experimentally focused student to help to advance these experiments.  There are a variety of opportunities, including but not limited to:

• Fielding plasma physics experiments on the 1-MA, 100-ns Mykonos Facility at Sandia.  Designing targets, defining experimental objectives, selecting diagnostic configurations, executing experiments in the laboratory environment.
• Analyzing experimental data.  Of particular interest is the development of image processing routines in MATLAB (or similar) to interpret the temperature evolution of intensely ohmically heated conductors.
• Diagnostic Development:  There are many opportunities here, and innovative new ideas are encouraged.  Some existing projects/concepts include:
o Fast photomultiplier arrays: While our ICCD cameras capture snap shots of the surface of the metal, an array of (likely fiber coupled) photomultiplier could be used to generate a low spatial resolution but high temporal resolution (and continuous) “movie” of the temperature evolution of the heating topography of the metal.  The student would evaluate the ideal optical setup (likely learning to use a tool like Zemax), determine the appropriate sensors, and use existing data to determine the configuration of the fiber array.  Ideally, the student would build, test, and field this new diagnostic, and analyze the data it captures.
o Side on imaging.  Typically, we view the face of the rod (with ejected mass accelerated towards the camera).  We’d like to develop a side on imaging capability, where the ejected mass expands within the object plane of the diagnostic.
o Improved laser imaging diagnostics (shadowgraphy, interferometry, and holography)
The student will have the opportunity to learn about the field of high energy density plasma physics, with an emphasis on inertial confinement fusion applications.  The student can expect to gain hands on experience in the lab, and to learn about a variety of plasma diagnostics, especially imaging systems.  The student will build experience with commercial design tools, such as Zemax, and can also build skill in developing tools in (e.g.) MATLAB.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Support Sandia's Magnetic Direct Drive (MDD) Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program.  Study high-energy-density (HED) plasma physics and applications.  Evaluate the performance of high current drivers, and the coupling of high current to ICF relevant systems.

Description of the organization:

The Pulsed Power Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories is accountable for advancing the understanding, development, and application of pulsed power for the missions of the nuclear weapons program. The Center also utilizes its major experimental, theoretical, and computational capabilities to meet the national security and fundamental science needs of numerous Sandia and external customers. Center 1600 is Sandia's homebase organization for research in High Energy Density Physics (HEDP), Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), Advanced Radiography, Pulsed Power Science and Technology, and Fusion Technologies.

Required Skillset for the Position

Some useful skills/experiences are listed below:

Experience designing and fielding experiments
Self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented and thorough.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Experience with the following:
•Optical design and  fielding optical diagnostics
•Gated framing cameras, fast photodiodes, and photomultipliers
•Laser Imaging and Laser Safety
•Surface metrology (microscopy, interferometry, etc.)
•MATLAB or similar

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Atomic and Molecular, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Energy, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Physics of Fluids, and Plasma Polymer Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Green1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business Administration, Business Management, Human Resources, Management, Social Psychology, Social Sciences

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

Organization will be researching, benchmarking and developing performance management processes. Opportunity for intern to take learning/theory to application by developing process for 16,000+ size organization.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Workforce Planning and Effectiveness team is responsible for the strategic integration of talent management of employees at the Labs.

Description of the organization:

Our organization focuses on performance management, succession planning, workforce planning, employee engagement, and recognition. We develop strategies, philosophies, and processes to deliver talent management across the Labs.

Required Skillset for the Position

Ability to conduct research into best practices in HR/industry
Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form
Learning mindset

 

Disciplines: Business Administration, Business Management, Human Resources, Management, Social Psychology, and Social Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Houck1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Virtual Aerospace and Aeronautical, Atmospheric Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology, Computer Systems Design (including Signal Processing), Computer/Systems Engineering, Energy, Information Science/Technology, Information Security/Assurance Information, Networks and Communications, Physics of Fluids

Project Description:

Our group performs many tests at our heavily instrumented Scaled Wind Farm Test (SWiFT) facility. This facility consists of three V27 turbines and two meteorological towers with a variety of sensors connected to data acquisition systems with data eventually transferred to out network for researcher access. This data chain is susceptible to issues at many points in the process from the sensors all the way to researchers getting eyes on the data. We would like an intern to develop one or more user-friendly software tools that interface with this data chain to monitor it, flag issues, and report them.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Virtual

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia’s Wind Energy Technologies Department leads scientific research that furthers the modernization, resilience, and sustainability of our nation’s critical energy assets.

As a trusted DOE laboratory, we strive to advance innovation using world-class testing and computational capabilities to enable and maintain a global supply of clean, affordable and dependable wind-generated energy.

Description of the organization:

The Wind Energy Technologies Department is made up a researchers studying virtually all aspects of wind energy, including but not limited to blade reliability and composite materials, grid integration and power systems, onshore and offshore wind, rotor innovations, siting and barrier mitigation, and subscale testing at the Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility.

Required Skillset for the Position

This position requires the ability to interface with several different softwares and programming languages including LabView, Veristand, FTP, and Matlab, though other may be possible and/or necessary. Experience with measurement equipment, especially for fluid dynamics, and data acquisition is helpful. General knowledge of fluid dynamics, and especially wind energy, is also beneficial. This project will require the intern to work with several stakeholders who all interface with different parts of the data chain to understand what is needed and would be most helpful to users. They will need to be very self-directed and comfortable shaping the final outcome. This project has a general end-goal, but many ways to achieve it based on the intern's experience and expertise.

Disciplines: Aerospace and Aeronautical, Atmospheric Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology, Computer Systems Design (including Signal Processing), Computer/Systems Engineering, Energy, Information Science/Technology, Information Security/Assurance Information, Networks and Communications, and Physics of Fluids

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

Y12-Swift1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant Oak Ridge, TN Nuclear Engineering

Project Description:

Nonproliferation and Arms Control research project support (NA-22, NA-24, and/or NA-80).

Hosting Site:

Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Y-12 National Security Complex has three primary national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats, and fueling the U.S. Nuclear Navy are key activities at this historic site.

Pantex Plant has several national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Providing the nuclear deterrent for our nation and allies, ensuring our stockpile is strong and viable, reducing the total nuclear weapons in the stockpile, and supporting the stockpile as the
High Explosives Center of Excellence are key activities at this historic site.

Description of the organization:

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas is two of six
production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Nuclear Security Enterprise
(NSE).

Required Skillset for the Position

Working towards a nuclear engineering degree.

Disciplines: Nuclear Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

Y12-Easterling1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant Oak Ridge, TN Analysis, Business Administration, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Probability and Statistics

Project Description:

What You'll Do

The Y-12 National Security Complex is recruiting for summer 2022 internship opportunities in Business Analytics, Safety, or Industrial Hygiene. The Internship Program offers challenging assignments, projects, and career development workshops to enhance your professional growth.

Examine where Business Analytics may serve as a continuous improvement process in Safety & Industrial Hygiene.
 
Activities may include:

* Review 2 recent injury trending reports and use the reports as a launch off point for this internship.  Irons/Filler (1/2008 – 5/2015 data) and Novac (CY2013 – 2016 data)
* Evaluate injury and illness data from calendar years 2015 - 2020 (approximately 250 injuries per year)
* Trend data using statistical tools to provide a novel perspective 
* Conduct a deep dive in FY20 lost time incidents (recent increase in injuries)
* Evaluate pro’s and con’s for preparing control charts for each injury type (first aid, recordable-injury only, DART, Lost-time). Prepare control charts for each injury type
* Evaluate effectiveness of recommendation(s) implemented in the Novac report (timing of safety pauses)
* Intern will be mentored by a Y-12 Safety and Industrial Hygiene senior staff member
* Evaluate and recommend other ES&H areas/programs use of Business Analytics

Deliverables may include:
* Document the activities conducted, findings, and recommendations in a report
* Prepare a 1-hour presentation and deliver it to VP-Mission Assurance and other managers

Hosting Site:

Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Y-12 National Security Complex has three primary national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats, and fueling the U.S. Nuclear Navy are key activities at this historic site.

The Pantex Pantex is the nation’s primary site for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. Our production technicians have the training and skills to support requirements for inspection, retrofit, and surveillance of our stockpile.

Description of the organization:

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas is two of six
production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

To be considered for the Intern position, applicants must be working toward Business Analytics, Safety, or Industrial Hygiene degree.

Disciplines: Analysis, Business Administration, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Probability and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Biology, Chemistry, Computational Sciences, Cyber Security, Engineering, International Relations, Physics, Political Science

Project Description:

The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) was established at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 1996 to bring together experts from the science, technology, and policy communities to address pressing national security challenges. For over 20 years, CGSR has engaged diverse perspectives on topics important to national security, deterrence, diplomacy, dual-use technology, arms control, nonproliferation, space, cyber, climate, biosecurity, and energy security.

We have openings in Summer 2022 for graduate students to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. You may conduct research to support United States (U.S.) policy and decision makers in developing strategies for national and international security.

More information on CGSR, its research focus areas, and its publications can be found at https://cgsr.llnl.gov/

In this role you will:
• Support the CGSR organization through contributions to ongoing research activities.  Tasks may include contributing to literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, workshops and summary reports.
• Provide analysis to ongoing work, involving a moderate to high degree of technical and analytic complexity.
• Assist in the planning and execution of workshops to support CGSR research efforts.
• Gather and analyze data and information in support of broader CGSR research efforts.
• Conduct an independent research project on an agreed upon topic aligned with CGSR research priorities.
• Participate in research planning and evaluation discussions with other members of the CGSR staff.
• Attend relevant research seminars, speakers’ series, and workshops.
• Present research to LLNL staff at end of the assignment.
• Prepare end-of-assignment technical report or publication.
• Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing a graduate degree in a field of research aligned with CGSR or LLNL analytic priorities.
  • Demonstrated academic and/or professional achievement in a relevant field of research aligned with CGSR or LLNL analytic priorities.
  • Strong record of independent research and publication, or a strong proposal of research to be done while at CGSR and in future academic and professional settings.
  •  Ability to work in a team environment.

Disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computational Sciences, Cyber Security, Engineering, International Relations, Physics, and Political Science

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Bioengineering, Computer Science, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Statistics

Project Description:

Selected interns will be given the opportunity to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. The selected interns will participate in the data science field and provide technical and/or research support to projects in the area of Machine Learning, Statistics, High Performance Computing, and other related fields.

In this role you will:
• Learn from scientists, engineers and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of computational science, numerical methods, mathematics, or other related fields.
• Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data and information in support of scientific research.
• Attend data science related short course, meetings, and participate in a data science challenge.
• Participate in research planning and evaluation discussion.
• Attend relevant seminars and participate in DSSI related courses, meetings and events.
• Present one seminar or poster on your research project.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate  degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Bioengineering, or other related fields.
• Effective programming skills in a high-level language such as R, Python or Matlab. Ability to apply basic principles of data sciences (machine learning, statistics, computer science, mathematics) to solve technical problems.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Effective communication skills.
• Desire to understand and explore why certain algorithms are well-suited to specific applications.
• Desire to participate in individual or team efforts.
• Desire to improve skills in public presentation of scientific results by giving presentations and participating in the LLNL student poster competition.
• Eagerness to obtain an understanding of new application areas.
• Exposure through coursework or relevant experience to some of the following topics: statistical modeling and data analysis, Bayesian and frequentist statistical frameworks, inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, multimedia signal and video processing, combinatorics and algorithms, graph modeling and social network analysis, modeling and Simulation

Disciplines: Bioengineering, Computer Science, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Mathematics, and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-wells-mitchell1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Communications and Graphics Design, Education, Engineering

Project Description:

The mission of the Safety Education and Training Organization (SETO) is to support Environment, Safety and Health at LLNL by providing and coordinating training to help LLNL workers perform their jobs safely and in accordance with ES&H laws, policies, and procedures. SETO, in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), develops and delivers courses that meet identified ES&H and regulatory training requirements.  SETO staff develops, implements, and documents a wide variety of safety training, qualifications, and certification programs for LLNL workers. This allows LLNL to comply with safety training policies and requirements established by DOE, LLNL, and other regulatory agencies.
Working with the SETO Training Manager and their staff offers students the opportunity to engage in practical experience related to training to further their educational goals. Under supervision, the student will:
• Learn about the process used by nuclear and non-nuclear facilities to develop training materials
• Provide support, using video, audio and interactive tools to build/modify e-learning training courses and curricula on a variety of topics. 
• Have the opportunity to complete training in areas such as radiological, chemical, explosive, biological safety or using the Skill Center to receive learning on individual or leadership development.
• Perform training related tasks that entail a basic degree of complexity.
• Students will use a variety of tools application to document course development as prescribed in SETO policy and procedures.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Writing, editing and generation of images using graphics software, video acquisition and editing

Disciplines: Communications and Graphics Design, Education, and Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

LLNL-Mitchell3 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physical Sciences

Project Description:

LLNL is conducting research in Materials Science and Engineering to advance critical defense, renewable and resilient energy, and facility safety and security goals. LLNL is working with 3D printing/additive manufacturing on multi-functional materials for a variety of purposes, as well as on porous membranes, sealants, ceramics, gas separations, and/or filtration. Students may research advanced materials processing including organic or inorganic materials processing, thermal processing and thermodynamics of materials, and materials characterization. They will work with a small team of scientists and engineers to perform research and development activities related to materials processing and performance for applied materials applications. Project opportunities may include other additional research projects in emerging technological areas with potentially different technical goals and include processing from powders of ceramics and metals as well as organic materials. Specific opportunities may include COMSOL finite element analysis or other models to help inform design decisions and experiments.

The following are four examples of research opportunities: heat exchangers, advanced filtration, additive manufacturing of porous materials, and research related to multi-functional polymer scintillators.

Heat exchangers - Research supporting ceramic heat exchanger development by additive manufacturing and system integration development (e.g., joining) is being pursued.

Advanced filtration - Advanced filtration technologies are being developed to create novel HEPA and industrial filters. Students may combine conventional ceramic processing techniques with additive manufacturing with the goal of creating filters with complex internal geometries that can meet and exceed requirements. This information will allow our group to develop novel filter designs that advance the state of the art. This research is directly applicable to improving safety.  HEPA filtration is a critical component of safety systems in hospitals, manufacturing facilities, and nuclear facilities. The added demands of fire resistance, low pressure drop, and reusability have driven research efforts for more effective ceramic filtration technologies.

Additive manufacturing of porous materials - LLNL researchers have developed an ink for 3D printing of nanoporous ceramics using direct-ink-write (DIW) technology. These nanoporous ceramics are of interest for various applications, including air filtration and carbon dioxide capture. Porous ceramic filter properties and performance depend on overall porosity, tortuosity, pore size, pore shape, and pore distribution, and the ability to control these features. 

Multi-functional polymer scintillators - Students may conduct research related to material and process development of multi-functional polymer scintillators. Current AM technology is limited to primarily thermoplastic materials. The proposed project will expand the development of multi-functional material AM printing. In a related field, LLNL has developed a conceptual radiation detector called the Architected Multimaterial Scintillator System (AMSS). This concept uses AM scintillators to add advanced capabilities to otherwise low-cost radiation detectors, meeting important needs in the nonproliferation mission. Ongoing work focused on these scintillators is rapidly picking up pace due to newly proposed applications including, but not limited to the AMSS concept. There are a variety of AM techniques and materials that have not been explored in depth for scintillator production. There are also several emerging promising candidates resulting from work at LLNL and elsewhere, that would be appropriate targets for later-stage R&D efforts, including characterization and performance improvements.

Students may be able to participate in other onsite activities, such as tours and diverse technical seminars.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

 

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

The qualifications and specific tasks depend on the candidate’s interest.

Disciplines: Engineering, Nanotechnology, and Physical Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Draper1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Environmental or Engineering

Project Description:

Data visualization is important in optimally presenting the results of scientific research.  It is an important skill set for scientists and engineers to develop.  Automation of data visualization for results is an additional skill set that is useful for scientists and engineers to learn so that they can conduct research in the future using large data sets.  In this project, students will have the opportunity to gain experience with how environmental monitoring and analyses are performed, gain exposure to approaches on presenting analytical information, and have the opportunity to utilize Python and Jupyter Notebook to automate data visualization.  LLNL produces a summary report of all environmental monitoring and analyses required by the US Department of Energy.  The environmental data used to produce that report is maintained in an Oracle database, with a front-end information management systems built at LLNL called TEIMS.  Many of the older data queries and formatting were performed using R-scripts or PERL that needs to be updated to Python.  To accomplish this, ES&H plans to use Jupyter Notebook to document table updates with simply Python scripts.  The student would be assigned specific data tables to work on in Jupyter Notebook and work with a developer and subject matter expert to build the next generation version of that table.  The goal would be to complete as many tables as possible during the internship.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Engineering.  It would be beneficial to have experience with programming, particularly with Python, and experience with Jupyter Notebook.

Disciplines: Environmental or Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Mitchell4 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Structural Engineering

Project Description:

Students will have the opportunity to gain experience with one or more topics, involving a variety of technologies, and have the opportunity to consider potential options utilizing different technologies or technical approaches.  LLNL’s nuclear facilities, radiological facilities, biological safety level (BSL) facilities, chemical facilities, and explosive facilities,  conduct exciting research and development (R&D), as well as ongoing operations, on a wide variety of topics.  Examples include the Plutonium Facility, Tritium Facility, Radiography Facility, and Waste Storage Facilities.  These are demanding and dynamic operations. Students could be exposed to the full range of facility operations and waste management processes; it is a great way to become exposed to the technical breadth of these activities.  Students may learn about nuclear facility operations, waste management, system engineering, safety analysis (e.g., documented safety analyses similar to FSARs, hazard analysis, consequence analysis/study of radiological releases), criticality safety, configuration management, and/or project management while being introduced to a wide variety of topics.  Students may be able to participate in other onsite activities, such as tours, diverse technical seminars and hands on criticality safety training. 

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Calculations, writing, analysis

Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Structural Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Baumgardner1 11/11/2021 1636606800000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business Administration, Business Management, Civil Engineering, Communications, Decision Making, Logistics, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, Project Management

Project Description:

  • Become familiar with NNSA office buildings in the National Capital Region and the NNSA organizations that occupy these buildings
  • Become familiar with Business Services processes
  • Map out processes and develop standard operating procedures, proposing ways to become more efficient/effective
  • Become familiar with space renovation projects in the National Capital Region
  • Provide project management or engineering support or quality management support to space renovation projects
  • Support logistical actions that assist NNSA organizations to carry out their critical national security missions
  • Become familiar with Business Services portal and provide/implement recommendations on how to be more customer friendly and provide better customer service
  • Assist with customer service analysis while organization piloting hybrid work environment

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Provide emergency management support to NNSA headquarters.  Provide logistical support and office space management to NNSA organizations in the National Capital Region.  Conduct quality management system assessments throughout the NNSA complex and provide quality management consultation.  Provide acquisition management support. Provide foreign and domestic travel policy support and consultation to the NNSA complex.

Description of the organization:

Business Services is a small and fun group that provides infrastructure support to NNSA headquarters and the rest of the complex so that they can carry out their critical national security missions.  We are challenged on a daily basis with everchanging scenarios to which we must determine the best path forward.  We work with all of the NNSA organizations in Headquarters, as well as the Field Offices. This is a great learning environment and something new comes up every day, so it is never boring.

Required Skillset for the Position

  • Good written and oral skills
  • Knowledge of website editing
  • Good understanding of great customer service
  • Desire to learn
  • Not hesitant to provide ideas and ask clarifying questions
  • Self starter
  • Strong analytical qualities

Disciplines: Business Administration, Business Management, Civil Engineering, Communications, Decision Making, Logistics, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Moone3 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Computer Sciences

Project Description:

The Office of Global Material Security has a number of internal process improvements for communication, project organization, tasking and other activities for which IT resources are needed.  We have projects for customization of software that are in various stages of implementation.  We are looking for someone with creative ideas who can work with end users to identify and define requirements for new software, review and advise on projects in process, and review deliverables from software developers.


Learning objectives will include creative application of IT development and project management principles to project objectives and stakeholder needs.

Activities may include interviews of end users and other stakeholders, review of plans, process mapping, and deliverable reviews.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of the Office of Global Material Security (GMS) is to prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear or radioactive material that could be used in an attack on the United States, its interests, or allies.

Description of the organization:

GMS protects the United States by partnering with other countries, agencies, and organizations to globally and domestically to build sustainable capacity to secure nuclear and radioactive material, and to interdict and investigate the trafficking of those materials.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of current commercial software and creative ideas of how to apply it to customer needs.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Chung1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Decision Making, Economics, Engineering Sciences, Finance, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, Public Policy

Project Description:

Intern will learn all aspects of the NNSA Budget Analyst role by shadowing and assisting the NA-MB-80 leadership.  They will experience the decision making, resource allocation, quick responses to congressional, OMB, or GAO requests for information and will be at the center of it all during the creation of another of the NNSA's annual 5-year budget requests (NNSA Program) as it is created and coordinated throughout the agency and prepared for OMB submission.  This is not an accounting position it is a position ensuring the financial resources are placed against the requirements to meet the President's Nuclear Security Strategy.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of the NNSA Office of Resource and Matrix is to provide direct support to the program and field offices to implement all aspects of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process and NA-MB budget responsibilities across all NNSA accounts. Directly Supports Weapons Activities (DP), Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN), and the NNSA Field Offices.

Description of the organization:

The mission of the NNSA Office of Resource and Matrix is to provide direct support to the program and field offices to implement all aspects of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process and NA-MB budget responsibilities across all NNSA accounts. Directly Supports Weapons Activities (DP), Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN), and the NNSA Field Offices.

Required Skillset for the Position

The intern needs to be a critical thinker that can communicate, analyze, with the ability to write.  While they may not be writing documents, their skillset will be utilized when proof-reading submitted documents, that is where the critical thinking, analysis, and writing ability will be needed.

Disciplines: Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Decision Making, Economics, Engineering Sciences, Finance, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, and Public Policy

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Richard2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Communications and Graphics Design, Emergency and Incident Management, English, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

Intern will track and enter data from domestic trainings, workshops, and scenario based policy discussions. Intern will have the opportunity to attend trainings with first responders, FBI, and DoD partners. Intern will learn about nuclear and radiological incidence response and the coordination required at various local, state, and federal levels.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Mission is to develop policy and provide targeted emergency preparedness capacity-building training, both in-person and virtually, to counter and respond to radiological and nuclear incidents, accidents, and terror threats worldwide. Our capacity building training and emergency response capabilities aim to efficiently prepare and respond in the event of an international radiological or nuclear incident or emergency, regardless of the cause, whether it be accidental or a malicious act.

Description of the organization:

Office is comprised of three pillars or primary functional areas, but there are cross cutting collaborative efforts among all three as well. These three areas are 1) policy and partnerships, 2) exercises and interdictions, and 3) preparedness and operations. Our office is located in the Forrestal building in Washington DC and has approx. 17 personnel. We work internationally and domestically, and work closely with partners at FBI, State Department, DTRA, IAEA, NATO, DoD, NRC, EPA, Arctic Council, G7 Global Partnership, as well as international partners and domestic state and local authorities and first responders.

Required Skillset for the Position

Data entry

Disciplines: Communications and Graphics Design, Emergency and Incident Management, English, Liberal Arts/General Studies, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Buckner2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Geosciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

Investigate improvements and efficiencies in the Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST). The Office of Nuclear Incident Response manages NEST, the DOE/NNSA multi-mission emergency response capability. NEST harnesses the Department’s scientific and technical expertise to contend with nuclear and radiological incidents and accidents of any size or category. NEST provides scientific and technical expertise in support of federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to enhance their ability to accomplish critical national security and public health and safety missions

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Office of Nuclear Incident Response manages the Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST), the DOE/NNSA multi-mission emergency response capability. NEST harnesses the Department’s scientific and technical expertise to contend with nuclear and radiological incidents and accidents of any size or category. NEST provides scientific and technical expertise in support of federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to enhance their ability to accomplish critical national security and public health and safety missions

Description of the organization:

The Consequence Management Program provides timely, scientifically/technically sound, operationally relevant and actionable decision support to authorities responsible for protection of the public, responders and the environment affected by a nuclear or radiological incident.

How we do it: we sustain a cadre of technical specialists who are trained, organized, and equipped to assess and interpret the environmental and medical consequences of a nuclear or radiological incident and advise key leaders, decision-makers and incident management personnel on effective strategies to manage/mitigate those consequences.

Required Skillset for the Position

Ability to work in a multi-agency collaborative environment. Adept use of Microsoft Office 365. Strong organizational and communication skills.

Disciplines: Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Geosciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Baca1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Mathematics and Statistics, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

For the first three months, the intern will shadow the Deputy Chief of Staff and Business Management team to learn about NA-50's operations and the BMS. For the remainder of their internship, they will work with Product Owners in each of our 10 sub-offices to implement and improve the BMS. For example, they might help identify existing process and systems that align with a plan-do-check-adjust cycle.

They will learn about the nuclear security enterprise and operations of a federal agency. They will network with executive leadership, subject matter experts, and colleagues. They will have the opportunity to participate in team building, training, and site visits.

The intern will gain experience with a range of technologies, including productivity tools (e.g., Microsoft Teams and WebEx), project management tools, and custom agency tools. They will interact with the NNSA’s Information Management office as well as the Management and Operations partner who provides our enterprise instance of Jira. Finally, they will learn how to ensure customer success and improve user experience.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations (NA-50) ensures the sustainability of the nuclear security enterprise. We enhance safety, modernize infrastructure, and promote environmentally sustainable and efficient operations.

Description of the organization:

Our leadership and staff are experts in the fields of nuclear safety, worker and health safety, infrastructure, program management, packaging and transportation, nuclear materials, and sustainability. They collaborate with representatives from national laboratories, plants, field offices, program offices, media, and Congress to advance the nuclear security enterprise. They are stationed in Washington, D.C.; Germantown, Maryland; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for a creative and adaptable individual who is a strong communicator and teammate. We want someone who takes initiative and identifies opportunity for innovation. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and especially encourage applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas: lean-agile methodology, quality analysis, project management, statistical analysis, and customer success. Preference will be given for applicants with Jira experience. 

An individual will succeed in this role if they can easily learn new technology, view constructive criticism as a learning opportunity, and strive to continuously improve.

Disciplines: Business, Mathematics and Statistics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Romero1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Engineering, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

The intern selected for this role will join the Office of Safety and work closely with the Deputy Director of the Office of Worker Safety and Health Services. In this role, the intern will support the Operating Experience Program. The Operating Experience Program captures and applies lessons learned from internal and external operating experiences to avoid repeat events, anticipate, and mitigate undesirable consequences, and replicate best practices. This is accomplished through defined responsibilities for operation of the system used to capture and disseminate operating experience to management and through establishment of expectations for managers to evaluate, apply, and share lessons relevant to their and similar operations.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations (NA-50) ensures the sustainability of the nuclear security enterprise. We enhance safety, modernize infrastructure, and promote environmentally sustainable and efficient operations.

Description of the organization:

Our leadership and staff are experts in the fields of nuclear safety, worker and health safety, infrastructure, program management, packaging and transportation, nuclear materials, and sustainability. They collaborate with representatives from national laboratories, plants, field offices, program offices, media, and Congress to advance the nuclear security enterprise. They are stationed in Washington, D.C.; Germantown, Maryland; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for a creative and adaptable individual who is a strong communicator, an excellent writer, and organized teammate.

Disciplines: Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Adams1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Engineering, International Relations, Physical Sciences, Physics, Political Science and Government Psychology, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Science Policy/Science and Society

Project Description:

The ORS Domestic intern will work to protect, remove, and reduce reliance on radioactive sources used for vital medical, research, and commercial purposes domestically. ORS works across the nation to carry out this vital mission.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Office of Global Materials Security (GMS) falls under the umbrella of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation within the larger NNSA complex.

Description of the organization:

GMS's Office of Radiological Security (ORS/NA-212) enhances global security by preventing high activity radioactive materials from use in acts of terrorism.

Required Skillset for the Position

ORS is looking for interns at the undergraduate or above level with excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous knowledge of the NNSA complex is useful, but not required. Interns are able to learn about ORS and NNSA on the job. We strive to provide experience with national and governmental stakeholders, interagency communication, and project management.

Disciplines: Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Engineering, International Relations, Physical Sciences, Physics, Political Science and Government Psychology, Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Science Policy/Science and Society

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

ORNL-Slattery1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Physics of Fluids, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Project Description:

ORNL has developed a computational fluid dynamics code which is applicable to the simulation of a variety of multiphysics phenomena. Many of these phenomena include turbulent flow and therefore require turbulence models to correctly simulate reality. The successful applicant will work with the code developers to understand the high level structure of the code and will then set up and perform multiple simulations using the code with new turbulence models. Correctness of results, including convergence, computational performance/scalability, and sensitivities to turbulence model parameters will be assessed and documented. At the conclusion of the internship, the successful applicant will have gained a high level understanding of the workings of a large-scale computational fluid dynamics code, as well as techniques for turbulence modeling.

Hosting Site:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

We support the multiple NNSA missions, include nuclear nonproliferation.  We have a special focus on the modeling and simulation of enrichment technologies. Areas of technical core competencies include computational fluid dynamics, plasma physics, structural dynamics, rotor dynamics, and electromagnetic fields.

Description of the organization:

The Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division conduct basic and applied research in support of multiple NNSA missions.

Required Skillset for the Position

Coursework in the areas of numerical methods, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
Experience with a Linux or Linux-like computing environment is a plus.
Experience with simulation codes such as Ansys, Comsol, Abaqus is a plus.
Experience with C++ programming is a plus.

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Physics of Fluids, and Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Saint-Lot2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business, Economics

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

The Project Controller Intern provides detailed analysis and reporting using an established system of controls on complex, high rigor, R&D projects for the Department of Energy and other customers. This role assumes primary responsibility for analysis, developing, and reporting associated with various project controls job duties, such as project baseline, work package agreements, cost control, cost estimation, earned value management (EVM), projections, variance analysis, schedules, project/program/portfolio integration or technical project reviews.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

PROJECT & PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

We empower Sandia with an integrated, intuitive, and standards-based capability for exceptional project execution and product delivery.
Our Project and Product Management center will develop and deploy an integrated Labs-level capability to enable a more disciplined, standards-based, and scalable approach for delivering projects, programs, and products.

Description of the organization:

For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

The excitement and importance of our work; an exemplary work environment; partnerships with academia, industry, and government; and our record of historic contributions help us attract exceptional staff. Our employees are recognized by their professional peers for their outstanding contributions.

Although most of Sandia's employees work at Sandia's headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, or at its second principal laboratory in Livermore, California, others are working at various sites in the U.S. and abroad to deliver innovative and reliable solutions in a changing world.

Required Skillset for the Position

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Provide detailed analysis and reporting of project status using project management tools such as Primavera P6 or MS Project.
  • Work with the project technical leads to execute project management activities including project plan development, project monitoring and control, and integrated change control.
  • Team with technical staff, project leads and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the scope of project controls (work breakdown structure, schedule, and budget/cost). 
  • Research, assemble, and evaluate project information or data and recommend sound, practical solutions to project related issues.
  • Facilitate internal team communications and meetings.
  • Update the schedule status as required, produces reports, and tracks variances and recommends corrective action.
  • Analyze, prepare, validate, and maintain cost estimates, detailed baseline budgets, work package agreements, and monthly cost variance reports.
  • Help administer change control to schedule and budgets, ensuring that all changes are documented via the appropriate change control process.

Disciplines: Business, and Economics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Magann2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Operations Research

Project Description:

Process systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses chemical process design and optimization and has numerous high-value applications. A major challenge in this field is the complexity of the associated optimization problems, which can be high dimensional, nonlinear, and involve a mixture of discrete and continuous optimization variables.

Quantum computers are emerging as a new computational resource with the potential to be useful in optimization. In particular, the quantum approximate optimization algorithm (QAOA) is currently receiving significant attention as a potential method for generating high-quality, approximate solutions to discrete optimization problems using near-term quantum computers.

This theoretical/computational research project will in involve exploring, developing, and analyzing new frameworks for solving discrete and/or mixed integer optimization problems that utilize quantum computing resources. Potential focus areas include: applications of QAOA and other quantum techniques towards discrete optimization problems with process systems engineering applications, and quantum-classical decompositions of mixed integer problems.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories is one of three National Nuclear Security Administration research and development laboratories in the United States. Our primary mission is to develop, engineer, and test the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons and high technology. Other missions include research and development in energy and environmental programs, as well as the surety of critical national infrastructures. In addition, Sandia is home to a wide variety of research including computational biology, mathematics, materials science, alternative energy, psychology, MEMS, and cognitive science initiatives.

Description of the organization:

The Center for Computing Research (CCR) at Sandia creates technology and solutions for many of our nation's most demanding national security challenges. The Center's portfolio spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state‑of‑the‑art applications. Our work includes computer system architecture (both hardware and software); enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems; and research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support materials.

Required Skillset for the Position

This position could be filled by a STEM student who has a background in optimization. The candidate should have completed coursework on linear algebra and on optimization, including for discrete optimization problems. An ideal candidate will be a student with a background in process optimization and/or control, familiarity with mixed-integer nonlinear programming methods, and experience using MATLAB and LaTeX. Candidates should be interested in learning about quantum computing, but prior background in quantum mechanics or quantum computing is not necessary for this position.

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Operations Research

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Boggs2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business, Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Physics, Project Management

Project Description:

Global Chemical and Biological Security program (GCBS) at Sandia National Laboratories supports the USG with bioscience facility design and operations projects. Under the supervision of the mentor, the successful applicant will assist in project management for a complex international laboratory building project. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be part of a complex project that requires integration of science, engineering, and good business practices.


Learning Objectives
• Be able to implement effective business practices to enhance quality control and enable facility design document review and comment tracking by multiple USG and international stakeholders. These practices include document management actions to track version control, archive management and accessibility of project documents
• Be able to effectively communicate and assist the Project Lead to coordinate multiple stakeholders including meeting invites, tracking action items, information flow and due dates.
• Be able to maintain a project management schedule.
• Gain an appreciation of project risk perceptions from multiple stakeholders including USG, subject matter experts, and international partners.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Global Chemical and Biological Security (GCBS) Program at Sandia National Laboratories mission is safe and secure ensuring integration of biological mission with biological safety and security risk management with effective and sustainable international laboratory design in resource constrained international regions. Our diverse team of biologists, chemists, international political scientists, epidemiologists, virologists, veterinarians, biosafety officers, security professionals, and engineers work around the world to reduce the risks posed by chemical and biological materials and technologies. GCBS supports U.S. National Security objectives for non-proliferation, cooperative threat reduction, and global health security.

Description of the organization:

As part of the Center for Global Security & Cooperation, the Global Chemical and biological Secrity (GCBS), is dedicated to exceptional service in the national interest, participating in global technical engagements on behalf of the U.S. Government, non-governmental organizations, and international health and security entities. We focus on solving technical problems, pursuing cooperative programmatic approaches with our partners, and achieving internationally sustainable results. We create and share new knowledge, tools, and approaches to empower our partners to safely detect, handle, and control dangerous chemical and biological agents anywhere in the world. Our team has decades of combined experience in biorisk management, chemical risk management, health security, systems analysis, response and preparedness, coordination, and veterinary medicine. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to develop innovative solutions to the growing challenges in chemical and biological security worldwide. As part of the larger Sandia National Laboratories, we partner when needed with experts in modeling and simulation, programming, laboratory science, and other disciplines to address complex problems.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in related business field with a science/engineering interest or minor.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required, including prior experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

Disciplines: Business, Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Physics, and Project Management

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Ma2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Computer Sciences, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Mathematics and Statistics

Project Description:

The amount of data produced by sensors, social and digital media, and Internet of Things (IoTs) are rapidly increasing each day.  Decision makers often need to sift through a sea of Big Data to utilize information from a variety of sources in order to determine a course of action.  This can be a very difficult and time-consuming task.  For each data source encountered, the information can be redundant, conflicting, and/or incomplete.  For near-real-time application, there is insufficient time for a human to interpret all the information from different sources.  Actionable intelligence is the next level of Big Data Analysis where data can be quickly turn into insights to support decision making.  In this project, the applicant will be working to develop and implement real-time data fusion algorithms that can be used for real-time application.  The real-time data fusion algorithm will integrate information from disparate data sources (text, signal, image, video) to improve the overall quality of decision.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

We work with other government agencies, industry, and academic institutions to accomplish our missions in the following strategic areas: Nuclear Weapons, National Security Program, Energy, and Global Security.

Description of the organization:

Sandia National Laboratories is a Federal Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC).  For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.  Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS).  NTESS operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

Required Skillset for the Position

Background in Computer Vision, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Statistics, Graph Theory, Linear algebra.  Computer Languages: C/C++, Matlab, Python, Java

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, and Mathematics and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Zenker1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Science, Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer Systems Analysis, Computer Vision, Human Language Processing), Theoretical Foundations Computer Science

Project Description:

Seeking one to two Summer interns who can support a range of work including improving Sandia's Knowledge Engineering & Analytics Service, Digital Workplace Transformation investment project, Research Data Management Infrastructure investment project and Document Management Service – EIMS FileNet team support.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia as one of DOE's FFRDC is one of the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation.

Description of the organization:

Enterprise IT Services including Application Development, data analysis, Infrastructure and End Point Computing.

Required Skillset for the Position

Software development (JavaScript, Java)  Project management would be helpful, but is not required.

Disciplines: Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Science, Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer Systems Analysis, Computer Vision, Human Language Processing), and Theoretical Foundations Computer Science

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-McCoy2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Engineering

Project Description:

Different types of batteries are available for low power sensors and data recorders used in airborne applications.
These batteries are exposed to a variety of temperatures spanning 100 degrees.  This study will examine several battery chemistries used
for airborne applications and experimentally verify their behavior with actual flight sensors.  This work includes:

• Environmental experiments on several battery chemistries
• Characterize battery performance at different temperatures, electrical loads and sensor configurations
• Data systems and sensors are extremely low power
• Generate experimental plans, record data, generate plots and document experiments

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Exploratory Systems Technologies Department develops, analyzes, and deploys knowledge and materiel solutions supporting the Nation. 

Mission domains include but are not limited to, homeland security, nuclear weapons, treaty compliance, and response actions. 

Department staff develop stand alone or integrated systems emphasizing mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and electrical engineering expertise coupled with technology relevant information technology. 
Occupying the dynamic range of expertise from basic science to operational application,  current work ranges from threat evaluation, to fundamental chemistry, to pilot systems development, testing, evaluation and demonstration, to full scale fielding, training, and operations. 

Spiral development is integral at all stages of testing and data analysis further enabling agility, and improvement or adaptation to unknown future needs.

Description of the organization:

The Exploratory Systems Technologies Department is a group of engineers and scientists responsible for developing, analyzing, and deploying a variety of technologies in support of Homeland Security, nuclear weapons, and Department of Defense.  The goal of the department is to support Sandia programs to increase the security of the nation by developing and deploying systems and technologies. The emphasis of work within the department is on the development of systems utilizing our skills in mechanical, electrical, nuclear, and electrical engineering and chemistry with strong support from expertise drawn from within the department and across the Laboratory.  The scope of the department’s work includes evaluation of potential threats, customer requirements, and potential systems architectures; development of mechanical and electrical systems concepts; prototyping; testing; analysis of data; delivery and fielding of hardware systems; and post-delivery support as required.

Required Skillset for the Position

Some familiarity with oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, and Interest in instrumentation.  Appropriate for Electrical Engineering, physics students and other STEM programs.

 

Disciplines: Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, and Environmental Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Grace2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

In the second quantum revolution, control of quantum systems is a crucial area of theoretical and experimental research, which is connected to work integrating concepts and methods of quantum optimal control into the fields of quantum computation and quantum information. This theoretical and computational research project involves designing time-dependent controls at the "hardware level" for noisy quantum devices via numerical simulations. Potential focus areas include: 1. design of physical controls implementing the circuits and gates for quantum algorithms; 2. operation and state control for noisy/open quantum systems; and 3. the development of relevant numerical approximations and methods for more efficient control protocols.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia National Laboratories is one of three National Nuclear Security Administration research and development laboratories. Our primary mission is to develop, engineer, and test the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons and high technology. Other missions include research and development in energy and environmental programs, as well as the surety of critical national infrastructures. In addition, Sandia is home to a wide variety of research including computational biology, mathematics, materials science, alternative energy, psychology, MEMS, and cognitive science initiatives.

Description of the organization:

My center anticipates and reduces national security risks through developing and applying cross-domain computational and analytical capabilities. We contribute to all Sandia's missions to advance our capabilities for today and tomorrow's Nuclear Deterrence needs. Our work spans foundational research to development to application with deployment and engineering missions shaping our expertise. The Center stewards capabilities in engineering sciences, codes, models, data analytics, computing, information, and mathematical sciences, and agile component and systems design, and cyber and intelligence science.

Required Skillset for the Position

This position is suitable for an advanced undergraduate or graduate STEM student with an interest in quantum computing and control, and has completed courses in linear algebra and quantum mechanics. An ideal candidate will have experience with with Matlab or Python for scientific computing, and perhaps LaTeX.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Miles1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Aerospace and Aeronautical, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering

Project Description:

The successful candidate will design and procure components for various experimental set-ups, in the process developing/refining skills for both mechanical and thermal stress analysis as needed. There will also be opportunities for fabrication, installation, and testing of the components created.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of Sandia/California's Applied Combustion Research Department is to develop the science base needed by industry to build and optimize a new generation of advanced, high-efficiency, clean combustion-based engines that use both conventional and renewable fuels.

Description of the organization:

We are a part of Sandia's Combustion Research Facility (CRF), where ~100 scientists, engineers, and technologists conduct basic and applied research to improve our nation's ability to use and control combustion processes efficiently and cleanly. The CRF offers a challenging and stimulating work environment that addresses today's most critical energy and environmental issues, as well as opportunities for personal, professional, and technical growth.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Familiarity with CAD software (Solidworks, Creo or similar)
• Basic coursework in mechanical design and stress analysis
• Well-developed hands-on skills
• Interest in pursuing a career in science or engineering

Disciplines: Aerospace and Aeronautical, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Reynolds2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Analysis, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Probability/Statistics, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering, Solid State Physics

Project Description:

The Pressure-dependent Electrical Properties project (PV) will explore the electrical characteristics, under direct current (DC), of several devices when exposed to various pressures. Specifically, this project will extract the pressure coefficient of voltage for Zener DC voltage standards and the pressure coefficient of resistance for high-precision DC resistors.

Applicants will learn how the basic characteristics of electromagnetism, at DC, are measured with the lowest levels of uncertainty achievable to date. Applicants will learn the basic principles of metrology, the science of measurement. Applicants will discover how quantum mechanics plays an underlying role in the concept of traceability and realization of the SI units through measurement. Applicants will develop a deeper understanding of statistics and probability as they are applied to real world projects.

The goals of this project are to develop a test methodology using an existing pressure chamber and equipment, development of appropriate prediction models to extract coefficients, and validate/adjust model predictions over a range of units. Applicants will achieve these goals by assisting staff in reconstructing test chamber and equipment. Applicants will create and validate a test methodology for extraction of pressure coefficients by performing experiments on units to measure and analyze unit electrical properties. After validation of test methodology, applicants will perform experiments for data extraction and develop a continuous prediction model of unit electrical characteristics based on discrete measurement points. Lastly, applicants will develop a method of validation for the model and determine its validity over a range of similar units.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of the Primary Standards Laboratory - DC Project is to provide the highest level calibrations for the NSE Complex and partner sites. Additionally, the mission of the Primary Standards Lab as a whole is to perform research and development activities to increase its measurement capabilities and integrity. As part of this mission, many projects are undertaken that explore the physical limitations of measurements through exploration of quantum mechanical phenomenon and other physical properties.

Description of the organization:

The Primary Standards Lab - DC Project is comprised of a 4-5 metrologists, an engineer, and a project lead. This group performs the direct current and low frequency measurements of calibration standards and equipment. The DC Project also leads the research and development efforts for the Primary Standards Lab's direct current and low frequency metrology.

Required Skillset for the Position

Applicants should be familiar with the basic principles of electromagnetism, statistical analysis, probability, and technical problem solving. Applicants should also be comfortable using Excel or any other statistical data analysis software.

Disciplines: Analysis, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Probability/Statistics, Scientific Computing/Informatics Software Engineering, and Solid State Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

Y12-Easterling2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant Oak Ridge, TN Industrial Hygiene

Project Description:

The Y-12 National Security Complex is recruiting for summer 2022 internship opportunities in Business Analytics, Safety, or Industrial Hygiene. The Internship Program is a 10-12 week program that offers challenging assignments, projects, and career development workshops to enhance your professional growth.

Examine where Business Analytics may serve as a continuous improvement process in Safety & Industrial Hygiene.
 
Activities may include:

    Review 2 recent injury trending reports and use the reports as a launch off point for this internship.  Irons/Filler (1/2008 – 5/2015 data) and Novac (CY2013 – 2016 data)
    Evaluate injury and illness data from calendar years 2015 - 2020 (approximately 250 injuries per year)
    Trend data using statistical tools to provide a novel perspective 
    Conduct a deep dive in FY20 lost time incidents (recent increase in injuries)
    Evaluate pro’s and con’s for preparing control charts for each injury type (first aid, recordable-injury only, DART, Lost-time). Prepare control charts for each injury type
    Evaluate effectiveness of recommendation(s) implemented in the Novac report (timing of safety pauses)
    Intern will be mentored by a Y-12 Safety and Industrial Hygiene senior staff member
    Evaluate and recommend other ES&H areas/programs use of Business Analytics

 Deliverables may include:

    Document the activities conducted, findings, and recommendations in a report
    Prepare a 1-hour presentation and deliver it to VP-Mission Assurance and other managers

Hosting Site:

Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Y-12 National Security Complex has three primary national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats, and fueling the U.S. Nuclear Navy are key activities at this historic site.

The Pantex Pantex is the nation’s primary site for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. Our production technicians have the training and skills to support requirements for inspection, retrofit, and surveillance of our stockpile.

Description of the organization:

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas is two of six
production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

To be considered for the Intern position, applicants must be working toward or have completed a master program in Business Analytics, Safety, or Industrial Hygiene degree.

Disciplines: Industrial Hygiene

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

Y12-Easterling3 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant Oak Ridge, TN Animal and Plant Health Physics, Environmental Health, Nuclear Engineering, Radiation Protection Systems Engineering

Project Description:

As an intern in the Radiation Protection department at either the Y-12 National Security Complex or the Pantex Plant, would allow you to be involved with a wide range of introductory tasks related to the science of Radiation Protection. The primary emphasis will be related to either external dosimetry or radiation protection instrument calibration or general health physics applications, depending upon the student's interests and background. Regardless of project focus, the student will be introduced to a wide variety of topics in order to achieve a broad overview of the field: internal dosimetry (interpreting bioassay data, running dose calculation codes, evaluating quality control data and processes), external dosimetry (dosimeter processing and analysis) and radiation protection instrumentation, as well as introduction to National and International Standards and DOE Regulations related to the field of Radiation Protection.

Hosting Site:

Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Y-12 National Security Complex has three primary national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats, and fueling the U.S. Nuclear Navy are key activities at this historic site.

The Pantex Pantex is the nation’s primary site for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. Our production technicians have the training and skills to support requirements for inspection, retrofit, and surveillance of our stockpile.

Description of the organization:

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas is two of six
production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

To be considered for the Radiological Health (Dosimetry) Intern position, applicants must be working toward or have completed a degree in Radiation Protection Technology/Health Physics or Science/Engineering with an emphasis in Radiation Protection or Nuclear Engineering.

Disciplines: Animal and Plant Health Physics, Environmental Health, Nuclear Engineering, and Radiation Protection Systems Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

LLNL-Baylis4 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computer Sciences, Material Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for undergraduate and graduate level students to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. These are training opportunities to gain experience. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of Chemical and Isotopic Signatures, Computational Nuclear Physics; Experimental Nuclear, Stockpile and Environmental Radiochemistry; Experimental Nuclear Physics; Forensic Science & Assessments; High Energy Accelerator Physics; Nuclear Security Physics; Nuclear Theory and Modeling; Rare Event Detection; and Safeguards, Non-Proliferation and Response. These positions are in the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division.

In this role you will:
• Learn from engineers, scientists, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of computational chemistry and physics, radiochemistry, nuclear and high energy accelerated physics, nuclear theory and modeling, nuclear forensics, or other related fields.
• Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
• Present/communicate results to research group.
• Perform technical assignments of an advanced degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects.
• Attend relevant seminars.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in physics, material sciences, computer science or a related field.
• Experience applying advanced engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
• Ability to conduct research and present and communicate concepts and ideas including research project(s), document work and give a technical talk/presentation.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
• Academic achievement in a scientific or engineering curriculum.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Material Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis6 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Electrical engineering, Material science, Mechanical engineering, Optical engineering

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for graduate level students to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering, material science, bioengineering, data science, bio-engineering or other related fields. These positions are within the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

In this role you will
• Learn from engineers, scientists, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering, material science, or other related fields.
• Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
• Performing technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and providing advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects.
• Presenting and communicating results to research group.
• Attending relevant seminars.
• Performing other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering, material science, or other related fields.
• Experience applying advanced engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
• Demonstrated academic achievement in a scientific curriculum.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas including research project(s), document work and give a technical talk/presentation.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Familiarity with tools associated to your field of study.

Disciplines: Electrical engineering, Material science, Mechanical engineering, and Optical engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis7 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Materials Sciences

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for graduate students to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals in the Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Summer Institute. You will research projects in the development and application of methods in computational materials science, computational chemistry, and other related areas of computational science. These positions are in Materials Science Division.

In this role you will
• Participate alongside Lab scientists performing computational simulation data analysis.
• Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
• Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and providing advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects.
• Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry, materials sciences, computational chemistry, or related field.
• Demonstrated academic achievement in material science, computer science or a related field.
• Experience applying basic scientific principles to solve technical problems and knowledge of PC and/or Macintosh computers to translate and report scientific data.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Broad knowledge of material and/or computer science.

Disciplines: Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, and Materials Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Mitchell5 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physical Sciences

Project Description:

Our goal is to develop robust and efficient methods for development, production, and integration of nanofibers for a broad range of applications. The student will learn and participate in activities related to the processing of ceramic nanofibers. Activities may include development of feedstock formulations, electrospinning optimization, structural characterization, forming, thermal processing, process scaling, device integration/prototype development, and performance testing.  In addition to ceramic nanofibers, a second project is research at the intersection of biology and materials science, specifically on biocompatible materials processing using “bio-electrospinning.” Students may research topics in materials such as electrospun fibers and polymer properties. They will work with a small group of scientists to develop and/or characterize materials designed to stabilize biological media for division supported applications such as novel sensors and filters.

Students may be able to participate in other onsite activities, such as tours and diverse technical seminars.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Varies depending on assignments.

Desired but not required: Wet chemistry laboratory experience, polymer chemistry, polymer synthesis, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, materials characterization experience (e.g. rheology, spectroscopy, mechanical and transport property characterization, etc.)

Disciplines: Engineering, Nanotechnology, and Physical Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Bennett1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Environmental or Engineering

Project Description:

Students will have the opportunity to gain experience with how water is disinfected, how water treatment systems operate, toxic byproducts that can result from water treatment, and how water quality is sampled with regard to low concentration toxic compounds.  Students will gain exposure to systems used for treating water, relevant issues, and have the opportunity to model how water treatment systems perform and when they need to be replaced.  LLNL has become a permitted drinking water provider for the two facilities in Livermore and as Site 300.  The Site 300 drinking water treatment system employs chlorine for disinfection.  However, chlorine applied to water with elevated organic carbon produces disinfection byproducts referred to at trihalomethanes (THMs).  THM are toxic at low concentrations and therefore heavily regulated with a maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 80 ppb.  LLNL’s drinking water treatment system employs granular activated carbon (GAC) to remove organic carbon through surface sorption to minimized THM formation.  It is not well understood when the GAC filters will require replacement.  To assess this the project will work with laboratory scientists to develop and apply analytical methods for measuring organic carbon in drinking water.  This method will be applied to samples collected from the Site 300 drinking water system.  In addition, this project will continue work applying the convection dispersion equation (CDE) model to flow through GAC filters.  Combining the hydrologic water flow with surface complexation models will allow estimated of GAC filtration efficacy.  This will be applied to model total organic carbon break-through from the GAC filters.  This will be the point at which filter replacement is necessary. If time allows after developing the simple model, a sensitivity analysis could be performed to assess typical ranges of potential outcomes and the relative importance of each model variable.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Engineering

Disciplines: Environmental or Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-yacus1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Decision Making, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, Social Sciences

Project Description:

-Become familiar with the NNSA Order on Quality Management System Assessments and the criteria evaluated during these assessments
-Become familiar with the format used to conduct Quality Management System Assessments
-Assist with the preparation and conduct of Quality Management System Assessments, the analysis of data collected, and the development of the post-assessment report
-Become familiar with the NNSA Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Standard Operating Procedures
-Assist with developing SOPs in consultation with NNSA headquarters organization
-Become familiar with Management System Descriptions and preferred NNSA format
-Assist NNSA organizations to develop/update their Management System Description documents
-Become familiar with the Quality Management website portal and assist with updating the website and maintaining its information

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Provide emergency management support to NNSA headquarters.  Provide logistical support and office space management to NNSA organizations in the National Capital Region.  Conduct quality management system assessments throughout the NNSA complex and provide quality management consultation.  Provide acquisition management support. Provide foreign and domestic travel policy support and consultation to the NNSA complex.

Description of the organization:

Business Services is a small and fun group that provides infrastructure support to NNSA headquarters and the rest of the complex so that they can carry out their critical national security missions.  We are challenged on a daily basis with everchanging scenarios to which we must determine the best path forward.  We work with all of the NNSA organizations in Headquarters, as well as the Field Offices. This is a great learning environment and something new comes up every day, so it is never boring.

Required Skillset for the Position

-Good written and oral communication skills
-Desire to learn
-Ability to readily ask questions and offer ideas
-Ability to collaborate with all levels of staff
-Sound analytical thinking
-Good organizational skills

Disciplines: Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Decision Making, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, and Social Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Moone4 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Analysis, Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, Public Policy

Project Description:

Global Material Security's current grant with the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD) is ending and we are looking for a student to assist us in developing a grants package that can be sent to the NNSA Chief of Staff for approval. The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization. Membership of CRCPD consists radiation professionals from the radiation control programs of the fifty states, Indian tribes, Puerto Rico, federal agencies, academia, and other affiliate members. CRCPD's mission is "to promote consistency in addressing and resolving radiation protection issues, to encourage high standards of quality in radiation protection programs, and to provide leadership in radiation safety and education." CRCPD’s primary goal is to ensure that radiation exposure to individuals is kept to the lowest practical level, while not restricting its beneficial uses. CRCPD’s Source Collection and Threat Reduction (SCATR) Program is specifically dedicated to identifying, registering, and arranging disposition of discrete radioactive materials that have a commercial disposal option. The SCATR Program reduces the threat of the misuse of radioactive material that could be diverted through negligence, non-compliance with license requirements, loss, or theft.

Learning objectives will include developing an understanding of the federal grants process, reviewing current grants for an understanding of the statement of objectives, and research and analysis to determine upcoming projects that should be included in the new grant.

Activities may include developing interview questions and conducting interviews of various end users/program officials and other stakeholders to determine objectives for the CRCPD grant for the full period of performance, and identifying deliverables and reporting requirements for the new grant.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of the Office of Global Material Security (GMS) is to prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear or radioactive material that could be used in an attack on the United States, its interests, or allies.

Description of the organization:

GMS protects the United States by partnering with other countries, agencies, and organizations to globally and domestically to build sustainable capacity to secure nuclear and radioactive material, and to interdict and investigate the trafficking of those materials.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for someone with a background and/or interest in any combination of the following: public policy,  planning and evaluating needs, business management, project management, and written and oral communications.

Disciplines: Analysis, Business Administration, Business Management, Communications, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, and Public Policy

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Richard3 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Communications and Graphics Design, Education, Law, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Public Affairs, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

The US regularly participates in Convention Exercises with the IAEA - the International Atomic Energy Agency. The conventions we exercise are the Notification Convention and the Assistance Convention. Exercises are held to test the operational arrangements of the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (Notification) and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (Assistance) are called Convention Exercises, or ConvEx for short. Their goal is to evaluate and further improve the international framework for emergency preparedness and response. ConvEx exercises are designed to make essential skills and knowledge available to staff at the IAEA and its Member States, thereby ensuring an effective response to an emergency. They also give all participants practical experience and help them understand the emergency preparedness and response procedures. The US participates in these exercises to maintain preparedness posture and to refine protocols and procedures in case of a real world event. Our office collaborates with State Dept., NRC, EPA, and others as needed during the exercise.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Mission is to develop policy and provide targeted emergency preparedness capacity-building training, both in-person and virtually, to counter and respond to radiological and nuclear incidents, accidents, and terror threats worldwide. Our capacity building training and emergency response capabilities aim to efficiently prepare and respond in the event of an international radiological or nuclear incident or emergency, regardless of the cause, whether it be accidental or a malicious act.

Description of the organization:

Office is comprised of three pillars or primary functional areas, but there are cross cutting collaborative efforts among all three as well. These three areas are 1) policy and partnerships, 2) exercises and interdictions, and 3) preparedness and operations. Our office is located in the Forrestal building in Washington DC and has approx. 17 personnel. We work internationally and domestically, and work closely with partners at FBI, State Department, DTRA, IAEA, NATO, DoD, NRC, EPA, Arctic Council, G7 Global Partnership, as well as international partners and domestic state and local authorities and first responders.

Required Skillset for the Position

Critical thinking and analysis, ability to identify lessons learned and best practices, knowledge of communications in times of crisis and emergency preparedness and response. Foreign affairs skills a plus.

Disciplines: Communications and Graphics Design, Education, Law, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Public Affairs, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Chester1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Social and Behavioral Sciences

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

The intern selected for this role will join the Office of Nuclear Materials Integration in Germantown. They will support the inventory of nuclear materials in the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS) is a one-of-a-kind system and is the database of record for nuclear material information. The database serves many purposes, a main one being the concrete action that the United States is taking to fulfill its non-proliferation commitments with international governance bodies, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as well as directly with other countries. Therefore, it is critical for NMMSS to document its origins, history, and changes, while we can, as many experts throughout DOE and National Regulatory Commission (a co-owner of NMMSS) are leaving the workforce. The intern will research the historic, political, and sociological context around the nuclear material projects, inventories, and transactions that are recorded in the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS), Nuclear Material Inventory Assessment (NMIA), Nuclear Materials Forecasts and Allotments (NMFARs) and Nuclear Materials Management Plans (NMMPs). Research results will be collected, organized, and recorded using knowledge management and preservation best practices.

In this dynamic role, the intern will learn about the nuclear security enterprise and knowledge management of a federal agency. They will network with subject matter experts. They will have the opportunity to participate in team building, training, and site visits. The intern will practice their written and oral communication skills in a variety of mediums. They will gain experience working with a range of technologies.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations (NA-50) ensures the sustainability of the nuclear security enterprise. We enhance safety, modernize infrastructure, and promote environmentally sustainable and efficient operations.

Description of the organization:

Our leadership and staff are experts in the fields of nuclear safety, worker and health safety, infrastructure, program management, packaging and transportation, nuclear materials, and sustainability. They collaborate with representatives from national laboratories, plants, field offices, program offices, media, and Congress to advance the nuclear security enterprise. They are stationed in Washington, D.C.; Germantown, Maryland; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for a creative and adaptable individual who is a strong communicator and teammate. Preference will be given to applicants with experience conducting research, collecting data from credible resources such as academic journals, government resources, interviews, and historical records; using use mathematical, statistical, and analytical models to find patterns; knowledge of knowledge management/preservation best practices. Political, public affairs, or legal skills. Research, fact-checking, and validation skills to ensure valid data sources and verify accuracy.
 
An individual will succeed in this role if they can easily learn new technology, view constructive criticism as a learning opportunity, and strive to continuously improve.

Disciplines: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

ORNL-Bement1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Vision, Engineering, Human Language Processing), Informatics Software Engineering, Physics, Physics of Fluids, Probability/Statistics, Scientific Computing

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

ORNL has developed a computational fluid dynamics code which is applicable for certain enrichment technologies. There are both 3 dimensional (3D) and 2 dimensional (2D) versions of this code.  The 2D code requires a drag model and associated parameters. There are many forms that this model could take, and the objective of this project is to use a machine learning approach to develop and train this drag model based on data obtained from multiple 3D simulations. The ultimate goal is developing a physics-informed model that allows the 2D simulation to approach the accuracy of the 3D simulation, but at a significantly reduced computational cost. The successful applicant will gain a high-level understanding of the workings of a large-scale computational fluid dynamics code, as well as how to implement different drag models in this code in a modular manner.

Hosting Site:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

We support the multiple NNSA missions, include nuclear nonproliferation.  We have a special focus on the modeling and simulation of enrichment technologies. Areas of technical core competencies include computational fluid dynamics, plasma physics, structural dynamics, rotor dynamics, and electromagnetic fields.

Description of the organization:

The Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division conduct basic and applied research in support of multiple NNSA missions.

Required Skillset for the Position

Coursework or experience in applied machine learning
Coursework in the areas of fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
Experience with a Linux or Linux-like computing environment is a plus.
Experience with simulation codes such as Ansys, Comsol, Abaqus is a plus.
Experience with C++ programming is a plus.

Disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Vision, Engineering, Human Language Processing), Informatics Software Engineering, Physics, Physics of Fluids, Probability/Statistics, and Scientific Computing

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-McIntosh1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business, Civil Engineering, Economics, Information Science and Technology

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

The Project Controller Intern provides detailed analysis and reporting using an established system of controls on complex, high rigor, R&D projects for the Department of Energy and other customers. This role assumes primary responsibility for analysis, developing, and reporting associated with various project controls job duties, such as project baseline, work package agreements, cost control, cost estimation, earned value management (EVM), projections, variance analysis, schedules, project/program/portfolio integration or technical project reviews and ensuring that these responsibilities are executed in accordance with Sandia’s EVMS Capability.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

PROJECT & PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

We empower Sandia with an integrated, intuitive, and standards-based capability for exceptional project execution and product delivery.

Our Project and Product Management center will develop and deploy an integrated Labs-level capability to enable a more disciplined, standards-based, and scalable approach for delivering projects, programs, and products.

Description of the organization:

For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

The excitement and importance of our work; an exemplary work environment; partnerships with academia, industry, and government; and our record of historic contributions help us attract exceptional staff. Our employees are recognized by their professional peers for their outstanding contributions.

Although most of Sandia's employees work at Sandia's headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, or at its second principal laboratory in Livermore, California, others are working at various sites in the U.S. and abroad to deliver innovative and reliable solutions in a changing world.

Required Skillset for the Position

On any given day, you may be called on to:
• Partner with projects to help them implement and utilize Earned Value Management (EVM)
• Steward Sandia's Corporate EVM Capability (Policy, Process, Tools, and Training)
• Partner with projects all across Sandia, IT organizations, and external customers and oversight agencies to ensure Sandia has a consistent yet scalable EVM Capability that adds value to the projects and meet internal and external requirements. 
• Support the development and implementation of Sandia's EVM Governance and Surveillance strategy
• Ensure EVM tools are working correctly, including helping projects understand how data moves through the system and validating that tools are working, integrating, and producing data correctly
• Identify, plan, and execute activities and requirements to achieve and maintain DOE EVMS Certification (DOE O 413.3B)

Disciplines: Business, Civil Engineering, Economics, and Information Science and Technology

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Boggs3 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Sciences, Computer Vision, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, Human Language Processing)

Project Description:

Global Chemical and Biological Security program (GCBS) at Sandia National Laboratories supports the USG with bioscience facility design and operations projects. Under the supervision of the mentor, the successful applicant will undertake a software development project to support laboratory design to enable stakeholder’s review 3-dimensional graphics of the designs. Graphic user interface and visualization of CAD files that illustrate the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing behind the walls will enable maintenance and operations staff to review laboratory design more effectively. Virtual walkthroughs of laboratory space with relevant equipment will enable end-users to more effectively visualize the space and allow for testing of protocols and standard operating procedures before design is complete. Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality toolsets can be applied to enable solutions.


Learning Objectives:
• Be able to effectively communicate with different disciplines to enable development of graphics user interface and program design.
• Be able to develop Microsoft Hololens and or android platforms user interface.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Global Chemical and Biological Security (GCBS) Program at Sandia National Laboratories mission is safe and secure ensuring integration of biological mission with biological safety and security risk management with effective and sustainable international laboratory design in resource constrained international regions. Our diverse team of biologists, chemists, international political scientists, epidemiologists, virologists, veterinarians, biosafety officers, security professionals, and engineers work around the world to reduce the risks posed by chemical and biological materials and technologies. GCBS supports U.S. National Security objectives for non-proliferation, cooperative threat reduction, and global health security.

Description of the organization:

As part of the Center for Global Security & Cooperation, the Global Chemical and biological Secrity (GCBS), is dedicated to exceptional service in the national interest, participating in global technical engagements on behalf of the U.S. Government, non-governmental organizations, and international health and security entities. We focus on solving technical problems, pursuing cooperative programmatic approaches with our partners, and achieving internationally sustainable results. We create and share new knowledge, tools, and approaches to empower our partners to safely detect, handle, and control dangerous chemical and biological agents anywhere in the world. Our team has decades of combined experience in biorisk management, chemical risk management, health security, systems analysis, response and preparedness, coordination, and veterinary medicine. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to develop innovative solutions to the growing challenges in chemical and biological security worldwide. As part of the larger Sandia National Laboratories, we partner when needed with experts in modeling and simulation, programming, laboratory science, and other disciplines to address complex problems.

Required Skillset for the Position

Experience with Microsoft HoloLens v1 and v2, Android platforms and Unity

Disciplines: Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Sciences, Computer Vision, Graphics/Visualization Human Computer Interaction, and Human Language Processing)

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Huff1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Computer Science - Languages and Systems

Project Description:

Enterprise Integrated Pipeline Capability, Feedback web service development, and UX Services application. Data Pipeline project.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia as one of DOE's FFRDC is one of the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation

Description of the organization:

Enterprise IT Services including Application Development, data analysis, Infrastructure and End Point Computing.

Required Skillset for the Position

Some familiarity in JavaScript, CSS, Angular, Python, C#, .NET Core, Web API, MVC, SQL

Disciplines: Computer Science - Languages and Systems

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-McCoy3 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences

Project Description:

Equipment used in laboratories, manufacturing, testing, aerospace, automotive settings often use the LabVIEW
Programming Environment.  This project will involve programming several environmental chambers and other test
Equipment which will enhance the ability for this lab to test hardware used in airborne applications.  This work includes:

• Program environmental chamber for simulating aircraft flight profiles
• Program data recorders and chamber control for Lab experiments
• GUI for lab users of several chambers
• GUI for configuration and control of airborne sensors
• Create user manuals and documentation

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Exploratory Systems Technologies Department develops, analyzes, and deploys knowledge and materiel solutions supporting the Nation. 

Mission domains include but are not limited to, homeland security, nuclear weapons, treaty compliance, and response actions. 

Department staff develop stand alone or integrated systems emphasizing mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and electrical engineering expertise coupled with technology relevant information technology. 
Occupying the dynamic range of expertise from basic science to operational application,  current work ranges from threat evaluation, to fundamental chemistry, to pilot systems development, testing, evaluation and demonstration, to full scale fielding, training, and operations. 

Spiral development is integral at all stages of testing and data analysis further enabling agility, and improvement or adaptation to unknown future needs.

Description of the organization:

The Exploratory Systems Technologies Department is a group of engineers and scientists responsible for developing, analyzing, and deploying a variety of technologies in support of Homeland Security, nuclear weapons, and Department of Defense.  The goal of the department is to support Sandia programs to increase the security of the nation by developing and deploying systems and technologies. The emphasis of work within the department is on the development of systems utilizing our skills in mechanical, electrical, nuclear, and electrical engineering and chemistry with strong support from expertise drawn from within the department and across the Laboratory.  The scope of the department’s work includes evaluation of potential threats, customer requirements, and potential systems architectures; development of mechanical and electrical systems concepts; prototyping; testing; analysis of data; delivery and fielding of hardware systems; and post-delivery support as required.

Required Skillset for the Position

Basic knowledge of LabView programming or other programming languages.  Willingness to learn LabVIEW programming, Interest in instrumentation and programming hardware.  Appropriate for Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, physics students and other STEM programs

Disciplines: Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer/Systems Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Engineering Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Miles2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering

Project Description:

The successful candidate will assist laboratory personnel in conducting experiments using both optical and conventional diagnostic techniques and in processing experimental data. There will also be opportunities for customization of data processing software and scripts in common engineering programming environments.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of Sandia/California's Applied Combustion Research Department is to develop the science base needed by industry to build and optimize a new generation of advanced, high-efficiency, clean combustion-based engines that use both conventional and renewable fuels.

Description of the organization:

We are a part of Sandia's Combustion Research Facility (CRF), where ~100 scientists, engineers, and technologists conduct basic and applied research to improve our nation's ability to use and control combustion processes efficiently and cleanly. The CRF offers a challenging and stimulating work environment that addresses today's most critical energy and environmental issues, as well as opportunities for personal, professional, and technical growth.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Strong interest in modern engine technology, instrumentation, and diagnostics
• Basic coursework in experimental methods and design
• Programming experience (MATLAB, Python, C++, Labview or similar)
• Experience with optics and ray tracing software
• Well-developed hands-on skills
• Interest in pursuing a career in science or engineering

Disciplines: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

Y12-Easterling4 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant Oak Ridge, TN Animal and Plant Health Physics, Environmental Health, Nuclear Engineering, Radiation Protection Systems Engineering

Project Description:

As an intern in the Radiation Protection department you will be involved with a wide range of introductory tasks related to the science of Radiation Protection. The primary emphasis will be related to either external dosimetry or radiation protection instrument calibration or general health physics applications, depending upon the student's interests and background. Regardless of project focus, the student will be introduced to a wide variety of topics in order to achieve a broad overview of the field: internal dosimetry (interpreting bioassay data, running dose calculation codes, evaluating quality control data and processes), external dosimetry (dosimeter processing and analysis) and radiation protection instrumentation, as well as introduction to National and International Standards and DOE Regulations related to the field of Radiation Protection.

Hosting Site:

Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Y-12 National Security Complex has three primary national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats, and fueling the U.S. Nuclear Navy are key activities at this historic site.

The Pantex Pantex is the nation’s primary site for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. Our production technicians have the training and skills to support requirements for inspection, retrofit, and surveillance of our stockpile.

Description of the organization:

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas is two of six
production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

Applicants must be working toward or have completed a degree in Radiation Protection Technology/Health Physics or Science/Engineering with an emphasis in Radiation Protection or Nuclear Engineering.

Disciplines: Animal and Plant Health Physics, Environmental Health, Nuclear Engineering, and Radiation Protection Systems Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

Y12-Bell2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant Oak Ridge, TN Computer Sciences, Computer and Systems Engineering

Project Description:

Cyber Forensics Analyst Intern is responsible for analyzing digital evidence to investigate internal and external computer security incidents and derive useful information in support of system/network vulnerability mitigation.  This role also may include performing digital forensics activities in support of ethics and internal audit investigations. 

Cyber Defense Analyst Intern uses data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze events that occur within CNS’s networks for the purposes of mitigating threats.

The Cyber Security Control Assessor Intern will utilize various network tools for continuous monitoring of Information Technology (IT) assets. Performs continuous monitoring of Information Technology (IT) assets and develops risk assessments and the proper mitigations.

Hosting Site:

Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Y-12 National Security Complex has three primary national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats, and fueling the U.S. Nuclear Navy are key activities at this historic site.

The Pantex Pantex is the nation’s primary site for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. Our production technicians have the training and skills to support requirements for inspection, retrofit, and surveillance of our stockpile.

Description of the organization:

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas is two of six
production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

Working towards a bachelor's degree in engineering/computer/mathematics/information technology discipline.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, and Computer and Systems Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis8 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computer science, Material sciences, Physics

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for undergraduate students to support/engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. Opportunities include completing research and working on various projects within atmospheric science, climate and carbon cycle research, seismology, hydrology, geoscience, environmental science, accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS), and nuclear energy research.

More information about research focus areas, and publications can be found at: https://pls.llnl.gov/research-and-development/atmospheric-earth-and-energy-science.

In this role you will:
• Learn from engineers, scientists, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of atmospheric science, climate and carbon cycle research, seismology, hydrology, geoscience, environmental science, accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS), and nuclear energy research, or other related fields.
• Under close supervision, participate in research in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
• Present/communicate results to research group.
• Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, material sciences, computer science, or a related field.
• Ability to apply basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
• Ability to participate in research and present and communicate concepts and ideas including research project(s), document work and give a technical talk/presentation.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Disciplines: Computer science, Material sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis9 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Engineering, Material science, Physics

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for students to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, bioengineering, optical engineering, data science, or other related fields. Projects will support experimental and computational efforts related to various aspects of advanced and additive manufacturing, including, but not limited to, microfluidics, microencapsulation, stereolithography, direct ink write, selective laser melting, electrophoretic deposition, bioprinting, and thin film fabrication. These positions are within the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate, and support the Center for Engineered Materials and Manufacturing.

In this role you will
• Learn from engineers, scientists, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, optical engineering, materials science and engineering, bioengineering, data science, or other related fields.
• Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
• Present and communicate results to the research group.
• Attend relevant seminars.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, physics, material science or a related field.
• Ability to apply basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas including research project(s), document work and give a technical talk/presentation.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Disciplines: Engineering, Material science, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Jakutowicz1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

Several opportunities exist. For two short term examples (Explosives Safety Office and Laser Safety Office), see below. Students may be able to participate in other LLNL activities, such as diverse technical seminars and gain a broader appreciation for research at LLNL.

Explosives Safety Office
Modernizing explosive safety controls.  The student would be working with the Explosives Safety Experts at the Explosives Safety Office to visit locations where explosives and stored and worked, learning about the role of explosives at the lab, and ensure these key safety documents are still valid.  Students would be exposed to the full range of explosives operations, manufacturing, testing, detonation; it is a great way to become exposed to the technical breadth of these activities. LLNL conducts a wide variety of explosives research. Before explosives work can be conducted at any facility, an Explosives Safety Site Plan has to be developed. These documents ensure facilities and operations contained therein are capable of supporting explosives work and protecting the surrounding in the event of an accident. Given that the lab is already seventy years old, we want to ensure that those first site plans from long ago provide the level of protection that we would expect today. The student would perform the following support for this project:
• Research the applicable regulatory framework for civilian uses of explosives and gain an appreciation for relevant military regulations
• Verify assumptions used for the process
• Develop an independent assessment for the explosive safety site plan
• Report and reconcile any differences

Laser Safety Office
Walkdown diverse research labs across a national lab to expand a data warehouse of hazardous devices.  LLNL conducts a wide variety of research, much of which includes the use of powerful lasers and other non-ionizing radiation generating devices. While these devices are required to perform important work, they can also be dangerous. Students will help the Laser Safety Officers at the Laser Safety Office to characterize and catalogue these hazardous devices so that we can ensure the right controls are applied when they are being used. The equipment comes from diverse manufacturers and custom-built research instruments, in many different shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of documentation. Students will  learn about the different kinds of equipment used at a national laboratory, gain a better understanding of how research is performed using unique and custom-built devices, and help validate the information required to identify and catalogue this zoo of equipment. There is already an analogue for this data warehouse, which means that the bulk of the programming is complete, however, small modifications may be required based on the direction the team thinks would be best.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Vary depending on assignment.

Explosives Safety Office desired skills: Programming, Regulatory Research, Document Formatting

Laser Safety Office desired skills:  Programming, Device Characterization, Researching Specifications, Data Architectur

Disciplines: Engineering, Nanotechnology, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Mitchell6 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Environmental or Engineering

Project Description:

Students will have the opportunity to gain experience with how radiological screening is performed, particularly for soils, learn about radioactive isotopes of concern and relevant measurement techniques, gain exposure to how to conduct public health analyses (ANSI 13.12, RESRAD, etc.), and have the opportunity to consider potential options for conducting radiological screening of soils.  Students may also learn how to prepare maps of potential areas of concern.  Recently the US Department of Energy has produced a memorandum allowing the application of ANSI 13.12 standard for radiological screening of property for release to the public.  This decision includes the disposal of soils excavated during projects at DOE facilities.  In order to apply this industry standard appropriately, LLNL needs to develop a technical basis document describing the potential radioactive isotope of concern, summarize historical data available, describe how the ANSI 13.12 standard will be applied, compare the approach to other public health analyses like RESRAD, and clarify how LLNL will implement this process.  This project provide support to environmental scientists at LLNL to establish applicability criteria and implementation guidance.  The effort will include benchmarking how other National Laboratories are implementing this process and documenting lessons learned.  If time allows, this effort may also support preparation of maps identifying areas at the Livermore site where specific isotopic analysis of soils may be necessary.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Engineering

Disciplines: Environmental or Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Moone5 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Analysis, Business Administration, Communications, Computer Sciences, International Business, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, Public Policy

Project Description:

The Office of Global Material Security has three suboffices for which it supports all contracts, grants, and interagency agreements to accomplish the mission. We currently have approximately 60 active contracts with an increase to our contracting, grants, and interagency agreements workload increasing significantly in FY22. We are looking for someone to assist us with establishing a creative process using information technology tools to forecast upcoming government requirements that align with the approved budget.

Learning objectives will include learning about federal contracts, interagency agreements, and grants with international and domestic partners, creative application of IT tools, and practical application of project management principles.

Activities may include interviewing stakeholders to identify when program needs are identified, developing a process for program officials to identify new needs using IT tools, and presenting/training internal stakeholders on how to follow the process and use the tools identified to forecast upcoming program needs in a timely manner.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of the Office of Global Material Security (GMS) is to prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear or radioactive material that could be used in an attack on the United States, its interests, or allies.

Description of the organization:

GMS protects the United States by partnering with other countries, agencies, and organizations to globally and domestically to build sustainable capacity to secure nuclear and radioactive material, and to interdict and investigate the trafficking of those materials.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for someone interested in process analysis, international business, and public policy. The person needs to be self motivated and skilled in communications.

Disciplines: Analysis, Business Administration, Communications, Computer Sciences, International Business, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, and Public Policy

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Chester2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Computer Sciences

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations (NA-50) ensures the sustainability of the nuclear security enterprise. We enhance safety, modernize infrastructure, and promote environmentally sustainable and efficient operations. Our leadership and staff are stationed in Washington, D.C.; Germantown, Maryland; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. They collaborate with representatives from national laboratories, plants, field offices, program offices, media, and Congress.

The intern selected for this role will join the Office of Nuclear Materials Integration in Germantown. This project is to research opportunities gleaned by rebuilding the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS), Nuclear Material Inventory Assessment (NMIA), Nuclear Materials Forecasts and Allotments (NMFARs) and Nuclear Materials Management Plans (NMMPs) databases creating linkages between these individual systems that permit dynamic material modeling and information validation. Currently our databases, while modern by government standards, do not use new technologies that are benefitting the private sector and other government agencies. Project includes research, cost-benefit analysis, development of models, software proposals, and database system prototypes.

In this dynamic role, the intern will learn about the nuclear security enterprise and knowledge management of a federal agency. They will network with subject matter experts. They will have the opportunity to participate in team building, training, and site visits. The intern will practice their written and oral communication skills in a variety of mediums. They will gain experience working with a range of technologies.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations (NA-50) ensures the sustainability of the nuclear security enterprise. We enhance safety, modernize infrastructure, and promote environmentally sustainable and efficient operations.

Description of the organization:

Our leadership and staff are experts in the fields of nuclear safety, worker and health safety, infrastructure, program management, packaging and transportation, nuclear materials, and sustainability. They collaborate with representatives from national laboratories, plants, field offices, program offices, media, and Congress to advance the nuclear security enterprise. They are stationed in Washington, D.C.; Germantown, Maryland; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for a creative and adaptable individual who is a strong communicator and teammate. Preference will be given to applicants with 2 plus years of experience in Data Architecture, SQL development, and DevOps environment and in large scale Enterprise environments.


An individual will succeed in this role if they can easily learn new technology, view constructive criticism as a learning opportunity, and strive to continuously improve.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Kupay1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business, Economics

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

The Project Controller Intern provides detailed analysis and reporting using an established system of controls on complex, high rigor, R&D projects for the Department of Energy and other customers. This role assumes primary responsibility for analysis, developing, and reporting associated with various project controls job duties, such as project baseline, work package agreements, cost control, cost estimation, earned value management (EVM), projections, variance analysis, schedules, project/program/portfolio integration or technical project reviews.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

PROJECT & PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

We empower Sandia with an integrated, intuitive, and standards-based capability for exceptional project execution and product delivery.

Our Project and Product Management center will develop and deploy an integrated Labs-level capability to enable a more disciplined, standards-based, and scalable approach for delivering projects, programs, and products.

Description of the organization:

For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

The excitement and importance of our work; an exemplary work environment; partnerships with academia, industry, and government; and our record of historic contributions help us attract exceptional staff. Our employees are recognized by their professional peers for their outstanding contributions.

Although most of Sandia's employees work at Sandia's headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, or at its second principal laboratory in Livermore, California, others are working at various sites in the U.S. and abroad to deliver innovative and reliable solutions in a changing world.

Required Skillset for the Position

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Provide detailed analysis and reporting of project status using project management tools such as Primavera P6 or MS Project.
  • Work with the project technical leads to execute project management activities including project plan development, project monitoring and control, and integrated change control.
  • Team with technical staff, project leads and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the scope of project controls (work breakdown structure, schedule, and budget/cost). 
  • Research, assemble, and evaluate project information or data and recommend sound, practical solutions to project related issues.
  • Facilitate internal team communications and meetings.
  • Update the schedule status as required, produces reports, and tracks variances and recommends corrective action.
  • Analyze, prepare, validate, and maintain cost estimates, detailed baseline budgets, work package agreements, and monthly cost variance reports.
  • Help administer change control to schedule and budgets, ensuring that all changes are documented via the appropriate change control process.

Disciplines: Business, and Economics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Huff2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Graphics/Visualization, Human Computer Interaction

Project Description:

UX Data Visualizations work and UX research and design consulting work.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia as one of DOE's FFRDC is one of the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation

Description of the organization:

Enterprise IT Services including Application Development, data analysis, Infrastructure and End Point Computing.

Required Skillset for the Position

Familiarity with user-centered design processes such as interviewing, prototyping, and usability testing.

 

Disciplines: Graphics/Visualization, and Human Computer Interaction

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

Y12-Bell1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant Oak Ridge, TN Computer Sciences, Computer and Systems Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics

Project Description:

Take on the challenges of improving our national security and creating a revolution in manufacturing. Join the CNS team in the transformation of a premier National Security Complex into the workplace of the future. CNS offers a unique work environment, highly-specialized workforce and one-of-a-kind technologies. With initiatives emerging constantly, you will never have a shortage of roles and challenges to take on.

This intern will work with Cyber Security Professionals responsible for the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) of Federal information systems, as well as the development of accreditation and other required cybersecurity documentation for new and existing systems. Additionally, this intern will utilize various network tools for continuous monitoring of Information Technology (IT) assets. 
 
* Assessment and Authorization (A&A) of Federal information systems
* Development of accreditation and other required cyber security documentation for new and existing information systems
* Perform continuous monitoring of Information Technology (IT) assets

Hosting Site:

Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Y-12 National Security Complex has three primary national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats, and fueling the U.S. Nuclear Navy are key activities at this historic site.

The Pantex Pantex is the nation’s primary site for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. Our production technicians have the training and skills to support requirements for inspection, retrofit, and surveillance of our stockpile.

Description of the organization:

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas is two of six
production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

Working towards a bachelor's degree in engineering/computer/mathematics/information technology discipline.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Computer and Systems Engineering, and Mathematics and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

Y12-Jackson1 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant Oak Ridge, TN Engineering

Project Description:

The Y-12 National Security Complex and the Pantex Plant are currently recruiting for summer 2022 internship opportunities in Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Fire Protection, Mechanical, Nuclear, and other Engineering Disciplines) and Science (Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and other Science Disciplines). 

The Internship Program offers challenging assignments, projects and career development workshops to enhance your professional growth.

Hosting Site:

Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Y-12 National Security Complex has three primary national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats, and fueling the U.S. Nuclear Navy are key activities at this historic site.

The Pantex Pantex is the nation’s primary site for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. Our production technicians have the training and skills to support requirements for inspection, retrofit, and surveillance of our stockpile.

Description of the organization:

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas is two of six
production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

To be considered for the Engineering Intern position, you must be working toward or have completed a degree in Engineering.

Disciplines: Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis10 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computational Sciences, Computer Science, Cyber Defense, Mathematics, Numerical Methods

Project Description:

These opportunities are for graduate level students to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. The selected interns will participate in the computer software field and provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of computational science, cyber defense, computer science, numerical methods, mathematics, or other related fields.

In this role you will:
• Learn from scientists, engineers, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of computational science, numerical methods, mathematics, or other related fields.
• Support documentation, testing, creation or modification of Laboratory software, hardware, or computer operating systems.
• Under limited direction and supervision, will conduct research in assigned area.
• Perform technical assignments of basic degree of complexity and provide technical support to scientists in scientific research and development projects.
• Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree.
• Ability to apply computational science and/or mathematical principles to solve technical problems.
• Demonstrated academic achievement in scientific curriculum.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Experience applying advanced computational science and/or mathematical principles to solve technical problems.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work in a team environment.

Disciplines: Computational Sciences, Computer Science, Cyber Defense, Mathematics, and Numerical Methods

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis11 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computational Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Project Description:

Computational Engineering Division (CED) has multiple openings for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Interns. Students will engage in practical research to further their educational goals. Opportunities include technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of Computational Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or other related fields.

In this role you will
• Working with engineers, scientists and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of computational engineering, or other related fields.
• Gathering and analyzing data or information in support of scientific research.
• Under limited direction and supervision, will conduct research in assigned area.
• Performing technical assignments of basic degree of complexity and providing technical support to scientists in scientific research and development projects.
• Presenting work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
• Performing other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.
• Demonstrated academic achievement in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field.
• Ability to apply computational science and/or mathematical principles to solve technical problems.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Familiarity with one or more of the following technical computing packages common in your discipline area: Matlab, TensorFlow, R, Python, OpenCV, or finite element simulation tools.

Disciplines: Computational Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Mitchell7 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geosciences, Nanotechnology, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

LLNL conducts exciting research and development (R&D), as well as ongoing operations, on a wide variety of topics.  Research and Development (R&D) Engineers can help with several research endeavors and/or application/work experiences to grow their skill sets. These may be onsite experiences or remotely conducted modeling. Students may be able to participate in other onsite activities, such as tours and diverse technical seminars.

Students may focus on one of a number of topics, e.g., additive manufacturing, modeling, environment, safety, and health (ES&H), and infrastructure resiliency. LLNL has access to unique world-class experimental and computational resources.  Mentors will guide students and facilitate the understanding of discipline-specific work in relevant areas.  Further details on topics may include:   hybridization of power systems, renewable energy sources, energy storage, energy conversion, modeling and simulation of power grids, nuclear safety R&D, and safety analysis including natural phenomena hazards (NPH) and man-made hazards’ potential impact to infrastructure, seismology, development of preventative and mitigation measures, radiochemistry, bioassay, in vivo assay, in vitro assay, radiation detection, etc. This may also include related opportunities in earth and atmospheric sciences. Skills learned may help in analyzing climate impacts on infrastructure resilience, including changes in temperature and in extreme weather events.

Student can also help improve infrastructure resiliency, nuclear safety, and/or additive manufacturing while developing a proficiency in modeling and analysis software (e.g., multiphysics, finite element analysis such as COMSOL, and discrete element method [DEM] analysis).  Analytical modeling introduces students to concepts and issues in specific research topics and can help guide subsequent hands-on research. The technical topics in this proposal leverage these COMSOL and DEM projects. These are growth areas which could help students advance their research, academic careers, and analytical/modeling capabilities, as well as prepare them for careers at NNSA national laboratories upon graduation. Potential student projects using finite element analysis and simulation software (e.g., COMSOL) and/or DEM include:  
1. Additive manufacturing of ceramics and metals capable of surviving high temperatures and harsh environments (e.g., ceramic heat exchangers for concentrated solar power plants and next-generation nuclear reactors; ceramic HEPA filters, effluent, and CO2 scrubbers; and ultra-high temperature ceramics [UHTCs]) can improve infrastructure resiliency and nuclear safety, as well as minimize releases of hazardous materials.
2. Additive manufacturing of polymers (e.g., scintillators, thermoluminescent materials) can improve nuclear safety and increase understanding of doses after a nuclear accident.
3. Additive manufacturing of innovative, magnetically attached radiation shielding (MARS) can reduce dose to maintenance personnel (e.g., during maintenance outages in nuclear reactors). 
4. Magnetostrictive materials for advanced manufacturing of actuators and sensors to improve stability, reliability, and resiliency of the electrical grid while reducing the risk of wildfires.
5. Understanding of laser-induced thermal response in materials during laser heating can help improve resiliency of infrastructure.
6. Treatment of pollutants (e.g., per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances [PFAS]) can help improve existing manufacturing infrastructure to reduce pollution.
7. Next-generation construction technologies to expedite construction, reduce costs, improve sustainability, improve safety, and improve energy infrastructure resiliency.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Varies depending on assignment.

Disciplines: Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geosciences, Nanotechnology, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Mitchell8 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Architectural Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science/Materials Engineering

Project Description:

Students can become involved with Emerging Additive Manufacturing Opportunities by Finite Element Analysis Modeling. This is an opportunity to gain exposure to one or more topics. Student can help improve infrastructure resiliency, nuclear safety, and/or additive manufacturing while developing a proficiency in modeling and analysis software (e.g., multiphysics, finite element analysis such as COMSOL, and discrete element method [DEM] analysis). Analytical modeling introduces students to concepts and issues in specific research topics and can help guide subsequent hands-on research. The technical topics in this proposal leverage these COMSOL and DEM projects. These are growth areas which could help students advance their research, academic careers, and analytical/modeling capabilities. Potential student projects using finite element analysis and simulation software (e.g., COMSOL) and/or DEM include:
1. Additive manufacturing of ceramics and metals capable of surviving high temperatures and harsh environments (e.g., ceramic heat exchangers for concentrated solar power plants and next-generation nuclear reactors; ceramic HEPA filters, effluent, and CO2 scrubbers; and ultra-high temperature ceramics [UHTCs]) can improve infrastructure resiliency and nuclear safety, as well as minimize releases of hazardous materials.
2. Additive manufacturing of polymers (e.g., scintillators, thermoluminescent materials) can improve nuclear safety and increase understanding of doses after a nuclear accident.
3. Additive manufacturing of innovative, magnetically attached radiation shielding (MARS) can reduce dose to maintenance personnel (e.g., during maintenance outages in nuclear reactors).
4. Magnetostrictive materials for advanced manufacturing of actuators and sensors to improve stability, reliability, and resiliency of the electrical grid while reducing the risk of wildfires.
5. Understanding of laser-induced thermal response in materials during laser heating can help improve resiliency of infrastructure.
6. Treatment of pollutants (e.g., per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances [PFAS]) can help improve existing manufacturing infrastructure to reduce pollution.
7. Next-generation construction technologies to expedite construction, reduce costs, improve sustainability, improve safety, and improve energy infrastructure resiliency.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

Engineering.  Introductory experience with finite element analysis, e.g., ANSYS FLUENT or COMSOL (e.g., as part of an engineering class)

Disciplines: Architectural Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials Science/Materials Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Altamirano1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Description:

The intern selected for this role will join the Office of Infrastructure Planning and Analysis (NA-521) and support the Real Estate team in Albuquerque. They will work specifically on process improvements and internal training. They will help create processes based on current projects, updated Federal requirements and lessons learned. As the offices continues to create innovative methods of acquiring real property, they need support developing and communicating the process to all stakeholders. They will also support the development of internal Realty Specialist training. They will work to identify the current gaps in training with the real estate team and research current federal requirements as necessary. They will also be mentored by the Learning and Development team. 

In this dynamic role, the intern will learn about the nuclear security enterprise and real property operations of a federal agency. They will network with subject matter experts. They will have the opportunity to participate in team building, training, and site visits. The intern will practice their written and oral communication skills in a variety of mediums. They will gain experience working with a range of technologies, including productivity tools (e.g., Microsoft Teams and WebEx), eLearning and Learning Management System tools, human resources tools, and custom agency solutions. Finally, they will learn how to ensure customer success and improve user experience.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations (NA-50) ensures the sustainability of the nuclear security enterprise. We enhance safety, modernize infrastructure, and promote environmentally sustainable and efficient operations.

Description of the organization:

Our leadership and staff are experts in the fields of nuclear safety, worker and health safety, infrastructure, program management, packaging and transportation, nuclear materials, and sustainability. They collaborate with representatives from national laboratories, plants, field offices, program offices, media, and Congress to advance the nuclear security enterprise. They are stationed in Washington, D.C.; Germantown, Maryland; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Required Skillset for the Position

We are looking for a creative and adaptable individual who is a strong communicator and teammate. We want someone who takes initiative and identifies opportunity for innovation. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and especially encourage applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas prefer someone with experience in one or more of the following areas: real estate, instructional design, communications, or business processes and procedures.  

An individual will succeed in this role if they can easily learn new technology, view constructive criticism as a learning opportunity, and strive to continuously improve.

Disciplines: Business, Communications and Graphics Design, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Kupay2 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Business, Economics

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

The Project Controller Intern provides detailed analysis and reporting using an established system of controls on complex, high rigor, R&D projects for the Department of Energy and other customers. This role assumes primary responsibility for analysis, developing, and reporting associated with various project controls job duties, such as project baseline, work package agreements, cost control, cost estimation, earned value management (EVM), projections, variance analysis, schedules, project/program/portfolio integration or technical project reviews.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

PROJECT & PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

We empower Sandia with an integrated, intuitive, and standards-based capability for exceptional project execution and product delivery.

Our Project and Product Management center will develop and deploy an integrated Labs-level capability to enable a more disciplined, standards-based, and scalable approach for delivering projects, programs, and products.

Description of the organization:

For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

The excitement and importance of our work; an exemplary work environment; partnerships with academia, industry, and government; and our record of historic contributions help us attract exceptional staff. Our employees are recognized by their professional peers for their outstanding contributions.

Although most of Sandia's employees work at Sandia's headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, or at its second principal laboratory in Livermore, California, others are working at various sites in the U.S. and abroad to deliver innovative and reliable solutions in a changing world.

Required Skillset for the Position

On any given day, you may be called on to:

    Provide detailed analysis and reporting of project status using project management tools such as Primavera P6 or MS Project.
    Work with the project technical leads to execute project management activities including project plan development, project monitoring and control, and integrated change control.
    Team with technical staff, project leads and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the scope of project controls (work breakdown structure, schedule, and budget/cost). 
    Research, assemble, and evaluate project information or data and recommend sound, practical solutions to project related issues.
    Facilitate internal team communications and meetings.
    Update the schedule status as required, produces reports, and tracks variances and recommends corrective action.
    Analyze, prepare, validate, and maintain cost estimates, detailed baseline budgets, work package agreements, and monthly cost variance reports.
    Help administer change control to schedule and budgets, ensuring that all changes are documented via the appropriate change control process.

Disciplines: Business, and Economics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Plake1 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Databases, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Information Security/Assurance Information, Networks/Communications, Operating Systems/Middleware

Project Description:

PeopleSoft is Sandia's tool for HR services.  This project will include the Maintenance and Operations of PeopleSoft, securing the system, and stabilizing the system

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Sandia as one of DOE's FFRDC is one of the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation

Description of the organization:

Enterprise IT Services including Application Development, data analysis, Infrastructure and End Point Computing.

Required Skillset for the Position

Knowledge of HR systems or processes.  Familiarity with Information Assurance and/or infrastructure architecture.

Disciplines: Databases, Information Retrieval/Web Search, Information Security/Assurance Information, Networks/Communications, and Operating Systems/Middleware

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

Y12-Jackson2 12/14/2021 1639458000000 Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant Oak Ridge, TN Engineering

Project Description:

The Y-12 National Security Complex is currently recruiting for summer 2022 internship opportunities in Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Fire Protection, Mechanical, Nuclear, and other Engineering Disciplines) and Science (Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and other Science Disciplines).  The Internship Program is a 10-12 week program that offers challenging assignments, projects and career development workshops to enhance your professional growth.  You will also earn a competitive salary based on your discipline and academic class status.

Hosting Site:

Y-12 National Security Complex & Pantex Plant

Internship location: Oak Ridge, TN

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Y-12 National Security Complex has three primary national security missions that protect our country and our allies around the world. Maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, reducing global threats, and fueling the U.S. Nuclear Navy are key activities at this historic site.

The Pantex Pantex is the nation’s primary site for assembly and disassembly of nuclear weapons. Our production technicians have the training and skills to support requirements for inspection, retrofit, and surveillance of our stockpile.

Description of the organization:

The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas is two of six
production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Required Skillset for the Position

To be considered for the Engineering Intern position, you must be working toward or have completed a degree in Engineering.

Disciplines: Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis13 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computational Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Numerical Methods

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for graduate level students to perform discipline-focused research needed to help further predictive science enabled by effective extreme scale computing. Our goal is to develop and demonstrate technologies and methodologies to support effective extreme computing in the context of science/engineering applications. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of computational science, computer science, numerical methods, mathematics, or other related fields.

In this role you will:
• Students will be mentored by Scientists and Engineers doing research in the assigned area.
• Under minimal supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
• Make an oral or poster presentation on the outcome of their research activities.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other related fields.
• Demonstrated academic achievement in scientific curriculum.
• Experience applying advanced computational science and/or mathematical principles to solve technical problems.

Disciplines: Computational Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Numerical Methods

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis12 12/15/2021 1639544400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computational engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Optical engineering

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for students to engage in practical research, design, and analysis experience to further their educational goals. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering, computational engineering, or other related fields.  This support may include (but is not limited to) optics processing, design engineering, data mining and analysis, motion control systems, optomechanical systems, electromechanical systems and mechatronics, or a various diagnostic systems (including x-ray, optical, and neutron).
These internships are in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations Division in support of the National Ignition Facility & Photon Sciences Directorate.

In this role you will:
• Learn from engineers, scientists, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research, design, and/or analytical support to projects in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering, computational engineering, or other related fields.
• Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
• Attend relevant seminars and prepare a poster for the annual Summer Poster Symposium.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, physics, optics, computer science, or a related field.
• Ability to apply basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
• Communication skills necessary to communicate research project(s), document work and give a technical talk/presentation.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work  a team environment.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Disciplines: Computational engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, and Optical engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis14 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for our Livermore Computing DevOps Team (DO IT). Undergraduate level students will be given the opportunity to engage in practical software development life cycle, modern DevOps tools, and Agile methodologies to kickstart a bright future career. The selected interns will work with our Cloud Solution Architects in a small group setting to focus on a high visible project in our High Performance Computing (HPC) Facility.

In this role you will:
• Join solution architects, system administrators, and technical staff members to provide technical support to projects in the areas of web development, application programming interface (API), and database performing tuning.
• Under close supervision, interns will participate in research in assigned area.
• Participate in the requirements definition, analysis, design, implementation, debugging, testing, and optimization of computer program in Docker containers.
• Attend daily Scrum and other DO IT related meetings and workshops.
• Perform other tasks as assigned.

 

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Computer Engineering, or other related fields.
• Effective programming skills in a high-level language such as Java, C++, Python, NodeJS.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas in a team environment.
• Desire to improve skills in public presentation of software/project results by giving presentations and participating in the LLNL student poster symposium or Summer Slam.
• Experience approaching difficult problems with enthusiasm and creativity.

Disciplines: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Machine Learning, and Mathematics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

LLNL-Baylis15 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Mathematics

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for students to participate in projects related to cybersecurity that align with LLNL’s national security missions. Internships are designed to provide selected candidates an opportunity to apply the skills they have acquired to projects in areas of national importance. The program will include opportunities to participate in Capture the Flag (CTF)-style challenges, network with fellow interns and lab employees, and learn more about work going on at LLNL. The positions will be in the Energy and Homeland Security Program (E Program) within the Global Security Directorate.

In this role you will
• Join scientists, engineers, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and other related fields.
• Support creation or modification, testing, and documentation of Laboratory software, hardware, or computer operating systems.
• Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data and information in support of scientific research.
• Participate in research planning and evaluation discussions.
• Attend relevant seminars and training classes (at least one per week).
• Present work in at least one seminar or poster.
• Perform other tasks as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or other related fields.
• Effective programming skills in C/C++, Java, or Python.
• Demonstrated exposure through coursework or relevant experience to some of the following topics: Network/Protocol Analysis; Intrusion Detection; Cryptography; Reverse Engineering; Incident Response; Malware Analysis; Systems Programming; Matlab/Simulink.
• Ability to apply basic principles of computer science to solve cybersecurity problems.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Demonstrated academic achievement in scientific curriculum.
• Experience applying advanced computational science and/or mathematical principles to solve technical problems.

Disciplines: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, and Mathematics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis16 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for undergraduate students 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 internship is in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate.

In this role you will:
• Develop and/or employ high performance scientific software to complete novel research tasks.
• Participate with mentors under close supervision on assigned projects.
• Present a required oral presentation of each project at the end of the summer.
• Present your work at a poster session.
• Perform other tasks as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field.
• Must be able to apply 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.
• Coding experience (e.g., Python, C++) desirable.

Disciplines: Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis17 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Engineering

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for graduate level students to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. You will have the chance to support engineering projects involving research, conceptual design, analysis, or technology development. If you are energetic and enthusiastic with knowledge and interest in at least one of these skill areas: modeling and simulation, mechanical, electrical, systems, materials, manufacturing, or test engineering this internship could be a good match for you. These internships are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED) supporting the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate.

In this role you will
• Participate with a mentor in your field of study while finding solutions to real world problems.
• Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
• Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to engineers in research and development projects.
• Document and communicate results of technical data generated.
• Share engineering information and promoting open dialogue.
• Attend relevant seminars.
• Perform other tasks as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a graduate student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree in engineering, or a related field.
• A track record of outstanding academic performance.
• Experience applying advanced engineering principles to solve technical problems.
• Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment.
• Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
• Must have excellent leadership, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work independently with minimal direction, however able to work in team and collaborative environment as well.
• Technical project experience, internships, leadership experience is desirable.

Disciplines: Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis18 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computer Science, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Mathematics

Project Description:

Our openings are for undergraduate level students to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. The selected interns will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of computational science, cyber defense, computer science, numerical methods, mathematics, or other related fields.

In this role you will
• Join scientists, engineers, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of computational science, numerical methods, mathematics, or other related fields.
• Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data and information in support of scientific research.
• Participate in research planning and evaluation discussion.
• Attend relevant on-site seminars (at least one per week).
• Perform other tasks as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, or other related fields.
• Ability to apply basic computational science and/or mathematical principles to solve technical problems.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work in a team environment.

Disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Mathematics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

LLNL-Baylis19 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computer Science, Engineering, Physics

Project Description:

The National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate has multiple openings for a continuing undergraduate in the engineering, physics, and computer science fields. Successful candidates will gain practical research experience to further educational goals, while providing technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computational engineering, nuclear and chemical engineering, or other related fields. NSED provides engineering solutions to the challenges facing our nation in national defense, homeland security, energy and environment, and fundamental physics.

In this role you will:
• Join engineers, scientists and technical mentors to perform technical and/or research assignments in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computational engineering, nuclear and chemical engineering, or other related fields.
• Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
• Utilize standard software packages common in your discipline to complete common tasks.
• Attend relevant seminars and facility tours.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be a college or university student in good academic standing enrolled in an accredited institution pursuing an associates or bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science or a related field.
• A sustained record of outstanding academic performance.
• Ability to work full time for ten to twelve weeks during the summer months.
• Ability to apply basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.Communication skills necessary to communicate research project(s), document work and give a technical talk/presentation.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Familiarity with tools associated to your field of study.

Disciplines: Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

LLNL-Baylis20 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Engineering, Physics

Project Description:

The National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate has multiple openings for students to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. You will provide research opportunities in a large array of fields such as lasers, laser-plasma physics, electro-optics, software development, and optical, x-ray and nuclear instrument development and testing. For more information, please visit https://lasers.llnl.gov/education/summer-scholar. References may be required.

In this role you will:
• Participate alongside scientists doing work and research at onsite laser and nuclear facilities in the areas of advanced laser development, laser plasma interactions, hydrodynamics, material science, radiation physics and various advanced diagnostic systems.
• Under close supervision, will conduct research (experimental, theoretical or modeling) in assigned area.
• Gather and analyze data or information in support of scientific research.
• Communicate research results: document work, present and discuss findings.
• Attend relevant seminars and prepare a poster for the Student Intern Poster Symposium.
• Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects.
• Perform other tasks as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be pursuing a graduate degree in engineering, physics, or a related field.
• Demonstrated exposure through coursework or relevant experience with tools associated to your field of study. For experimental work this can include data reduction and manipulation, image processing, computer-aided drafting, or similar; for theoretical/computational work this includes numerical methods and scientific programming languages (Python, MATLAB, etc.).
• A sustained record of outstanding academic performance.
• Ability to apply basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Disciplines: Engineering, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis21 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Engineering

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for graduate level students to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. You will provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of numerical methods, machine learning, computational physics, or other related fields. These positions are within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate.

In this role you will:
• Join scientists, engineers, and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the areas of numerical methods, machine learning, computational physics, or other related fields.
• Support documentation, testing, creation or modification of Laboratory software, hardware, or Computer operating systems.
• Conduct research in assigned area under limited direction and supervision.
• Perform technical assignments of basic degree of complexity and provide technical support to scientists in scientific research and development projects.
• Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
• Perform other tasks as assigned.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be pursuing an degree in Engineering or other related field.
• A track record of outstanding academic performance.
• Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment.
• Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
• Must have excellent leadership, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
• Technical project experience, internships, leadership experience is desirable.

Disciplines: Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

LLNL-Baylis22 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Chemistry, Computational chemistry, Materials sciences

Project Description:

We have multiple openings for undergraduate students to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. Opportunities include conducting research in the following scientific fields: organic/inorganic synthesis, analytical, computational, materials characterization, actinide materials, optical materials science; electrochemistry; materials chemistry and physics; computational chemistry and materials science; nanoscale materials synthesis and characterization and metallurgy. These positions are in the Materials Science Division.

In this role you will
• Working with scientists on projects involving hands-on work in a laboratory, computation or data analysis.
• Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
• Gathering and analyzing the data or information in support of scientific research.
• Presenting work through presentations.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

• Must be pursuing a undergraduate or graduate degree in chemistry, materials sciences, computational chemistry, or a related field.
• Demonstrated academic achievement in chemistry, materials sciences, computational chemistry, or related field.
• Experience applying basic scientific principles to solve technical problems.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills.
• Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
• Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Broad knowledge of chemistry and caterials.

Disciplines: Chemistry, Computational chemistry, and Materials sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Cillessen1 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Vision, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Human Language Processing)

Project Description:

In this project we are working on integrating metrology into various advanced manufacturing techniques. These include additive metal and ceramic printing, laser ablation, direct write and robospray technologies. The overall goal is to use the in-situ and posteriori metrology data to establish process controls in order to manufacture parts to required quality specifications.These include meeting dimensional tolerances, part planarity and cirularity contraints in addition to requirements on material properties. The metrology techniques therefore span the gamut involving both in-situ measurements and post-production measurements.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

Description of the organization:

We are the R&D department in the design agency for Neutron Generators. We are involved in pushing the boundaries of advanced manufacturing, in-situ monitoring and developing process controls for manufacturing processes. These involve subtractive and additive manufacturing technologies and advanced AI coupled metrology technologies.

Required Skillset for the Position

The best candidate for this position will have a materials and manufacturing process background, with an interest in manufacturing techniques for high-precision, high reliability components. The ideal candidate will also have experience with both in-situ and post-production metrology techniques and interested in their application to process control. Experience with machine learning/artificial intelligence techniques is a huge plus.

Disciplines: Artificial Intelligence (including Robotics, Computer Vision, Material Science Engineering, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and and Human Language Processing)

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Moehling1 12/20/2021 1639976400000 Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Biochemistry, Biology (General), Cellular and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Microbiology, Virology

Project Description:

The student will work closely with a postdoc researcher to develop and optimize molecular assays to detect a variety of infectious diseases (viruses, bacteria, parasites). The intern will determine the analytical sensitivity and specificity of these assays in a variety of clinical samples. The assays designed during the internship could eventually be combined with portable detection tools for rapid, field-based detection of pathogens.

Learning Objectives:
1. Better understand nucleic acid amplification techniques
2. Become proficient in experimental design
3. Gain confidence in data analysis
4. Improve scientific communication skills
5. Become familiar with Sandia and how biology plays a role in national security

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

Required Skillset for the Position

- Ability to follow detailed protocols
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Familiarity with data analysis and presentation of results
- Laboratory experience in areas of biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or related (lab courses are acceptable)
- Experience using micropipettes

Disciplines: Biochemistry, Biology (General), Cellular and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Microbiology, and Virology

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

NNSA-Ellis1 12/22/2021 1640149200000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business Administration, Foreign Language, History, International Business, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Management, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, Public Affairs, Public Policy

Project Description:

The program office you would directly support is the Office of Global Material Security (GMS) Front Office. The GMS Front Office is responsible for reviewing and directing strategic plans, policies, and initiatives that impact GMS priorities and objectives, overseeing the development, review, and implementation of the GMS budget, human resources, and contracting; coordinating responses to requests from Congress, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Front Office (among others); ensuring all outward-facing GMS products have been cleared by senior leadership prior to submission; facilitating GMS projects with international multilateral organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, and supporting a collaborative environment across the programs. Internship duties will include supporting project and program management; note-taking, crafting meeting summaries; helping manage program materials and trackers; participating in meetings, trainings, and workshops; assisting with triage, tasking, and closing of GMS tasks; assisting with requirements development and justification for various grants and interagency agreements with international and interagency organizations; and supporting special projects related to GMS initiatives with multilateral organizations.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The mission of Office of Global Material Security (GMS, or NA-21) is to work with partners worldwide to build sustainable capacity to secure nuclear and radioactive materials, and to interdict and investigate the trafficking of those materials.

Description of the organization:

GMS accomplishes it mission through three program offices: the Office of International Nuclear Security, the Office of Radiological Security, and the Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence.

Required Skillset for the Position

Required skill set includes attention to detail, demonstrated oral and written communication skills, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Knowledge and interest in nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security policy, and the federal budgeting process are pluses.

Disciplines: Business Administration, Foreign Language, History, International Business, Liberal Arts/General Studies, Management, Political Science and Government Psychology, Project Management, Public Affairs, and Public Policy

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

NNSA-Suriano1 12/22/2021 1640149200000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Physics

Project Description:

Learn about Defense Programs and the role NA-11 plays.  Apply skills to aid in the execution of the broad RDT&E portfolio, and better understand the capabilities within the NNSA lab, plants, and sites.  The projects will leverage the member's skills into honing and seeing how applied R&D aids in the care of the nation's nuclear deterrent.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Provide the underpinning research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) necessary to assess and certify the nuclear stockpile without resumption of underground nuclear testing, and to explore future options to transform the stockpile.  This is done through fostering an environment of innovation aimed at improving the stockpile and serving as a proving ground for new ideas; applying RDT&E capabilities to enable a more modern and efficient production complex; and investing in the next generation to lead the nuclear security enterprise by equipping them with the knowledge, judgement, and state-of-the-art scientific scientific and computing capabilities to achieve the mission.

Description of the organization:

NA-11 is composed of the Office of Experimental Sciences (NA-113), the Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing (NA-114), and the Office of Engineering and Technology Maturation (NA-115).  Together NA-11 assessess and certifies the current stockpile, ensures support to the deployed stockpile, provides for stockpile and production modernization, and invests in mid- to long-term cutting edge facilities (experimental and computational) to resolve unsolved issues of fundamental science to better reduce uncertainty and increase margins of our stockpile systems.

Required Skillset for the Position

Open mind, basic technical underpinning, inquisitive mind, office productivity skills, and communication.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

SNL-Kennedy1 01/11/2022 1641877200000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer and Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Project Description:

Our department is involved in various efforts that go from circuit design, software development, and hardware design/layout.  For this reason, we can customize the project to specifically match an intern’s interests and skill set.  To be more specific, interns in our department can be involved in any of the following areas: 
Circuit Design
•Help design a custom circuit
•Improve on an existing design

Software Development
•Develop hardware firmware
•Developing a small program to meet a specified need using Python or C
•Develop a GUI using C#

Hardware Design/ Layout
•Design and fabricate custom board
•Test and troubleshoot custom board 

RF/EM Electronics
•Design RF electronic for custom communication and sensor systems
•Electromagnetic modeling of waive propagation through materials

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Applied Strategic Technologies conducts research, development, and engineering for the US Government. The group is involved in applying technologies to strategic problems impacting national security.

Description of the organization:

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.
As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.
A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.
In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.
The excitement and importance of our work; an exemplary work environment; partnerships with academia, industry, and government; and our record of historic contributions help us attract exceptional staff. Our employees are recognized by their professional peers for their outstanding contributions.

Required Skillset for the Position

The ideal candidate for this internship will possess the following:
•Graduate degree in the following areas: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber or Embedded Systems. 
•Experience developing software using C, C# or Python
•Desire to learn new skills
•Positive attitude and willingness to work in a team environment

Disciplines: Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer and Systems Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Ries1 01/11/2022 1641877200000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer Science - Theoretical Foundations Computer Science (General), Mathematics (General), Operations Research, Probability and Statistics, Scientific Computing and Informatics Software Engineering

Project Description:

Advanced Inverse Modeling is a project develops new statistical inverse prediction models for functional, shape, and imaging data. In order to make these new models available for easy use, we need to combine our codebase into a neat R package. We hope our intern will take the lead in creating an R package that combines R code and  wraps it together neatly. We also hope the intern will be creative and ambitious and include additional features such as diagnostic plots and other user friendly visualizations.  Most of the current codebase is in R, but there is some code that is done using Matlab. Writing a python version of the package would also be desired.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Our unique responsibilities in the nuclear weapons (NW) program create a foundation from which we leverage capabilities, enabling us to solve complex national security problems.

As a multidisciplinary national laboratory and federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), Sandia accomplishes tasks that are integral to the mission and operation of our sponsoring agencies by anticipating and resolving emerging national security challenges innovating and discovering new technologies to strengthen the nation’s technological superiority creating value through products and services that solve important national security challenges informing the national debate where technology policy is critical to preserving security and freedom throughout our world

Description of the organization:

For more than 70 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center ( FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.

A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

In keeping with our vision to be the nation's premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation, we recruit the best and the brightest, equip them with world-class research tools and facilities, and provide opportunities to collaborate with technical experts from many different scientific disciplines.

The excitement and importance of our work; an exemplary work environment; partnerships with academia, industry, and government; and our record of historic contributions help us attract exceptional staff. Our employees are recognized by their professional peers for their outstanding contributions.

Although most of Sandia's employees work at Sandia's headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, or at its second principal laboratory in Livermore, California, others are working at various sites in the U.S. and abroad to deliver innovative and reliable solutions in a changing world.

Required Skillset for the Position

Required qualifications:
Strong programming skills in R.
Coursework in statistics (regression modeling, mathematical statistics, etc.)

Desired qualifications:
Programming experience in python and Matlab.

Disciplines: Computer Science - Languages and Systems, Computer Science - Theoretical Foundations Computer Science (General), Mathematics (General), Operations Research, Probability and Statistics, and Scientific Computing and Informatics Software Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

LANL-Graham1 01/11/2022 1641877200000 Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics

Project Description:

Candidate will utilize industry software tools such as SketchUp to enhance 3D imaging in Building Automation industry software. Project also includes data analytics through virtual metering for energy usage to support sustainability and commissioning goals. A background in Electrical Engineering with computer programming a plus.

Hosting Site:

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Internship location: Los Alamos, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Building Automation and Sustainability completion

Description of the organization:

Building Automation Systems

Required Skillset for the Position

Background in Electrical Engineering

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics and Statistics

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate

LLNL-White1 01/11/2022 1641877200000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA Computer, Information and Data Sciences

Project Description:

Support LLNL's Cybersecurity work for NNSA's Office of Radiological Security (ORS).  Depending on the candidates skills and interests, potential tasks could include:
- Enhance 3D model of hypothetical radioactive material facility (Gula Regional Hospital) to increase functionality and usability in training cybersecurity at sites and among ORS subject matter experts
- Assist with cybersecurity testing and vulnerability assessments of ORS-deployed systems.  Contribute to assessment reports.
- Contribute to technical reports on cybersecurity topics as determined by ORS.
- Contribute to position papers on ORS cybersecurity topics.
- Contribute to the development and deployment of training on ORS cybersecurity topics for domestic/international partners and ORS staff.
- Explore and contribute to the development of computer- and internet-based training platforms to increase cybersecurity training and outreach efforts.

Hosting Site:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Internship location: Livermore, CA

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Science and Technology on a Mission - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security by developing and applying world-class science, technology and engineering that:
• Enhances the nation’s defense.
• Reduces the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• Responds with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Mission Areas
• Biosecurity
• Counterterrorism
• Defense
• Energy
• Intelligence
• Nonproliferation
• Science
• Weapons

Learn More: https://www.llnl.gov/

Description of the organization:

Since its origins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has pushed the limits of science, technology, and research in an effort to better understand the world and protect the people in it—but we do so much more than that. To this day, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and explore, backed by the minds of thousands of talented researchers, operations staff, and creative professionals. We are a globally-recognized leader in bioengineering, high-performance computing, environmental research, nuclear science, and more. And none of this research would be possible without our employees across different fields, from skilled labor to engineering. No matter what you do here, you can help change the world.

Mission Areas
Biosecurity - A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
Counterterrorism - Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
Defense - Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
Energy - Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
Intelligence - Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
Nonproliferation - A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
Science - Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
Weapons - Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Required Skillset for the Position

- Be enrolled in a cybersecurity, computer science, computer engineering or information/network management program, or equivalent.
- Have a strong interest in cybersecurity with a desire for a cybersecurity career.
- Have an interest in the policy side of the protection of radioactive materials.
- Ability to collaborate with cybersecurity experts and ORS staff to share relevant knowledge, opinions, recommendations.
- Ability to effectively manage concurrent technical tasks with competing priorities, along with the demonstrated Ability to approach difficult problems with enthusiasm and creativity and to change focus when necessary.
- Ability to meet project deadlines.
- Verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to ORS management and staff.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with international and domestic partners, other government agencies, HQ staff, and multi-lab teams and Ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Disciplines: Computer, and Information and Data Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Armijo1 01/11/2022 1641877200000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Aerospace and Aeronautical, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering

Project Description:

The student will conduct computational fluid dynamics (CFD), with possible finite element analysis - FEA to support the development of one of several CSP projects involving: 1. Pumped Thermal Energy Storage (PTES), 2. Advanced molten salt valve for CSP and Nuclear Energy, or 3. Thermodynamic/heat transfer modelling of a solar-thermal desalination system.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Our mission is to use science and technology, innovative research, and global engagement to counter threats, reduce dangers, and respond to disasters. Our particular group is focused on addressing energy needs and adoption of concentrating solar power (CSP) as well as with other renewable energy technologies. We also are committed to supporting advanaced aerospace R&D through our experimental validation and research of advanced materials and systems for re-entry and hypersonic vehicles.

Description of the organization:

The National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) at Sandia National Laboratories is a state-of-the-art facility centered around R&D for concentrating solar thermal technologies for employment in a variety of energy, defense, basic science and industrial applications.

Required Skillset for the Position

- Interest in Solar Energy and Renewable Energy
- Classes taken in heat transfer/thermodynamics or equivalent
- Some background with CFD, FEA or Both
- Chemistry and physics academic courses completed
- Some coding background

Disciplines: Aerospace and Aeronautical, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Short Term – Full-time during summer 2022

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Laubscher1 01/11/2022 1641877200000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Computer Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Material Science Engineering, Physics

Project Description:

The project has a duel purpose. The development of a novel flux sensor and the accompanying calibration facility upgrade and development. The sensor development branch of the project includes partnering with a commercial entity to lead the design and the manufacturing of the novel sensor based on the existing technology of the company. The NSTTF and Sandia (our group) will assist in the on-sun testing of the prototype sensors at high flux intensities. The high flux capability at the NSTTF is typically much higher than what commercial flux manufacturers have access to.

The calibration facility upgrade and development is also a parallel branch of this project. An existing and functional calibration facility that is used for flux sensor calibrations is in need of an upgrade to reach higher levels of certification.

The student intern position entails attending project meetings, leading hands-on test and experiments, data analysis and reporting. The student will get exposure to solving a real world problem in collaboration with a commercial project partner, which covers many aspects of product development, market related customer discovery studies and after market sales support for this specific product.

The calibration portion would also entail customer discovery and outreach to industry stakeholders for identifying the need for calibration is flux sensor users. The upgrade of the calibration facility is to obtain a traceable calibration status and upgrades that is in compliance with the ISO-17025 standard. The end goal of the calibration facility would be to have a new capability developed at the NSTTF that can be made available to the CSP commercial and R&D communities and to the flux sensor user community. Part of the calibration facility upgrade would be training requirements of the personnel, operating procedures that is audited by an external governing body etc.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Advancing of next generation solar thermal energy technologies for commercial power generation. From the major concentrating solar power technologies, parabolic trough, tower and parabolic dish designs are investigated. The main point of research is the next generation designs for the tower technology. Concepts like power generation, energy collection and energy storage are the broad topics that are covered. A massive emphasis is on increasing the temperatures to increase the power cycle efficiency and ultimately driving down the cost of electricity to the end user. The low cost utility scale energy storage capability of solar thermal energy makes this one of a few renewable energy technologies that can deliver base load power to a local utility.

Description of the organization:

The organization consist of an engineering team, material scientist and technicians. The engineering team work in collaboration with the technicians to run multiple experiments.  The experimental testing range from on-sun testing in various facilities to electrically powered high flux testing. The engineering team work in collaboration with computer scientists and modelling engineers to create and validate simulation results and modelling with experimental results.

Required Skillset for the Position

The student need to be able to work in an autonomous fashion with guidance and consulting provided on an as needed basis. The student need to have some basic knowledge in the field of science and engineering to be able to design experiments, do critical review of a design of experiments and to assist and lead hands-on experimental testing, data analysis and presentation of results to the project team and other stakeholders. The student need to be well organized and have good computer skills.

Disciplines: Computer Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Material Science Engineering, and Physics

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Laubscher2 01/11/2022 1641877200000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Chemical Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Geophysical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining and Minerals Engineering

Project Description:

The Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 (SETO 2020) funding program supports projects that will improve the affordability, reliability, and value of solar technologies on the U.S. grid and tackle emerging challenges in the solar industry. This program funds projects that advance early-stage photovoltaic (PV), concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP), and systems integration technologies, and reduce the non-hardware costs associated with installing solar energy systems.

More project details are available on the official website from DoE: https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/seto-2020-integrated-testbed.

The role of Sandia National Laboratories is supporting the system design and this project is specifically focusing on the thermal energy storage design and development to advance the TRL level of the thermal storage. The design should take into account the commercial solution for thermal energy storage.

This project will provide the student with the exposure of involvement in a real world pilot power plant, based on next generation CSP technologies. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career professional to obtain valuable experience in the renewable energy sector that is a fast growing field.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Advancing of next generation solar thermal energy technologies for commercial power generation. From the major concentrating solar power technologies, parabolic trough, tower and parabolic dish designs are investigated. The main point of research is the next generation designs for the tower technology. Concepts like power generation, energy collection and energy storage are the broad topics that are covered. A massive emphasis is on increasing the temperatures to increase the power cycle efficiency and ultimately driving down the cost of electricity to the end user. The low cost utility scale energy storage capability of solar thermal energy makes this one of a few renewable energy technologies that can deliver base load power to a local utility.

Description of the organization:

The organization consist of an engineering team, material scientist and technicians. The engineering team work in collaboration with the technicians to run multiple experiments.  The experimental testing range from on-sun testing in various facilities to electrically powered high flux testing. The engineering team work in collaboration with computer scientists and modelling engineers to create and validate simulation results and modelling with experimental results.

Required Skillset for the Position

Basic knowledge in the fields of mechanical and process engineering  would be required. Understanding of the basic principles of thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and high temperature systems  would be the main required specialized skills. The student need to be proficient in using standard computer software suites and also have some CAD (computer aided drawing) and simulation experience. Any form of mechanical and thermal design experience would be beneficial.

Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Geophysical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mining and Minerals Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

SNL-Laubscher3 01/11/2022 1641877200000 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, NM Chemical Engineering, Computer and Systems Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Geophysical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining and Minerals Engineering

Project Description:

The objectives of the Gen 3 Particle Pilot Plant (G3P3) project are to design, construct, and operate a multi-MW-thermal falling particle receiver system that can operate for thousands of hours, provide six hours of energy storage, and heat a working fluid (e.g., sCO2 or air) to ≥ 700°C while demonstrating the ability to meet SunShot cost and performance goals.

G3P3 development is taking place at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility, the only test facility of its type in the United States. Our team consists of the Georgia Institute of Technology, King Saud University, Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (CSIRO, U. Adelaide, Australian National University), CNRS-PROMES, German Aerospace Center, EPRI, Bridgers & Paxton, Bohannan Huston, Inc., SolarDynamics, Carbo Ceramics, Solex Thermal Science, Vacuum Process Engineering, FLSmidth, Materials Handling Equipment, Allied Mineral Products, Matrix PDM Engineering, and Saudi Electricity Company.

Hosting Site:

Sandia National Laboratories

Internship location: Albuquerque, NM

Description of the mission of office/facility:

Advancing of next generation solar thermal energy technologies for commercial power generation. From the major concentrating solar power technologies, parabolic trough, tower and parabolic dish designs are investigated. The main point of research is the next generation designs for the tower technology. Concepts like power generation, energy collection and energy storage are the broad topics that are covered. A massive emphasis is on increasing the temperatures to increase the power cycle efficiency and ultimately driving down the cost of electricity to the end user. The low cost utility scale energy storage capability of solar thermal energy makes this one of a few renewable energy technologies that can deliver base load power to a local utility.

Description of the organization:

The organization consist of an engineering team, material scientist and technicians. The engineering team work in collaboration with the technicians to run multiple experiments.  The experimental testing range from on-sun testing in various facilities to electrically powered high flux testing. The engineering team work in collaboration with computer scientists and modelling engineers to create and validate simulation results and modelling with experimental results.

Required Skillset for the Position

General design, problem solving and experimental test experience is required. Any experience with the mechanical design of high temperature systems would be beneficial. General proficiency in standard computer software suites is required. Experience or familiarity with CAD (computer aided design) and structural modelling software would be beneficial.

Basic knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics would be beneficial for this project tasks.

Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Computer and Systems Engineering, Energy, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Sciences, Geophysical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mining and Minerals Engineering

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

nnsa-cuartas1 01/18/2022 1642482000000 National Nuclear Security Administration Washington, DC Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Computer Sciences, Earth and Geosciences, Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nanotechnology, Other Physical Sciences

A security clearance is a requirement for this project

Project Description:

The NNSA Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP), funded via NA-113 (within the NA-11 Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation) and managed by NA-MB-40, has a need for a long-term Program Analyst (full-time (FT) for the summer and part-time/FT for the year).  This individual will support the NNSA Federal Program Manager/Director (FPM) with their management of the MSIPP and related activities, including grants to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), NNSA laboratory and plant programs, and the MSIPP intern program.

In this position, the Program Analyst will be responsible for assisting the NNSA FPM and/or their Federal staff with a broad range of programmatic planning and support services.  These services will include, but not be limited to the following:

• routine communications and outreach amongst Program participants and within NNSA;
• identifying opportunities for improving existing business processes;
• supporting the MSIPP evaluation process and maintaining appropriate metrics and consortia reporting; and
• strategic planning and execution to include planning for future funding calls, and assistance with affiliated grant program activities.

The Program Analyst will also support the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) competitive process to include assistance with FOA development, merit review logistics and documentation.  The MSIPP also has an annual technical meeting that will require support as well as travel to consortium level events throughout the year.  The position will also support MSIPP’s intern program which brings in students each summer.  This will include supporting the selection and evaluation process, training program, developing survey and data collection tools and the annual intern evaluation.

The primary focus of the MSIPP “is to build sustainable pipeline between DOE/NNSA’s sites/labs and MSIs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines and bring a heightened awareness of NNSA and its plants and laboratories to MSIs with a common interest in STEM research fields.”  Currently the MSIPP program collaborates with, and manages a grant program, for which the following are eligible to apply:  Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and non-profit institutions servicing HBCUs, HSIs and TCUs.

Preference is for an individual with relevant experience in program management and support, grant program administration (Federal or State), and STEM initiatives.  Additional relevant experience includes data and process management.  The individual should be innovative, a self-starter, possess the ability to work in a highly dynamic environment, and effectively interact with a broad range of Federal and senior leadership.

This is a long-term intern position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Washington, D.C.; however, currently teleworking.

Occasional travel is required.

Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Hosting Site:

National Nuclear Security Administration

Internship location: Washington, DC

Description of the mission of office/facility:

The Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) is designed to build a sustainable pipeline between the Department of Energy's (DOE) sites/labs and minority-serving institutions in STEM disciplines, and bring a heightened awareness of NNSA plants and laboratories to institutions with a common interest in STEM research fields.

Description of the organization:

Currently, The agile MSIPP team is composed of an Acting director, a Program Manger, two contractors, and a forthcoming grants officer.  Our director manages a ~$50 million budget to support 24 consortium-based federal grant awardee teams consisting of participants from select institutions. These teams bring together institutions that share interests in STEM research areas and who can utilize the facilities and technology available at DOE/NNSA’s labs and sites. we also, administer the Minority Serving Intership Program.

Required Skillset for the Position

You will participate in the following activities:
•  Assisting the MSIPP Program Director with day-to-day activities in program management/administrative activities.  This is not an administrative position; however, as this is a small Program Office, Federal and Contractor staff, and Interns are responsible for providing the necessary services to support the Program operational needs.
•  Supporting the MSIPP Intern Program
•   Researching and investigating new or improved business process and systems engineering practices for application to the Program.
•   Performing a variety of complex, programmatic and technical support services involving data analysis, process analysis, program plan and policy development, and strategy development.
•  Providing program management support in the preparation, coordination, evaluation, review and analysis of program execution plans and tracking, monitoring, and reporting of program-specific milestones.
•   Providing program management support for the MSIPP grant competition process and awards.
•   Maintaining data tracking systems (e.g., Excel/databases) for appropriately monitoring and tracking grant program applications, awardees, etc.
•   Maintaining attention to detail in a multi-project work environment, with potential frequent interruptions, with competing needs requiring clear understanding of prioritization.
•   Providing regular updates to FPM leadership as required.
•   Ability to work in a team environment; interacting with a range of federal and contractor staff.
•   Supporting the MSIPP and the Educational Partnerships Consortium with analyzing data calls, conducting research, developing and analyzing evaluation framework, and assisting on actions that come from the results of data call.
Skills/Experience Requirements
• Desired experience in a program execution, business process analysis and/or systems engineering including demonstrated experience researching and analyzing complex information with recent experience in direct support of the nuclear security enterprise (NSE)
• Familiarity with business process engineering and/or systems-of-systems analysis and integration
• Demonstrated background in requirements management processes and procedures
• Demonstrated performance with the Microsoft Office suite with particular emphasis on word processing, presentations, and spreadsheet applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel), smartsheets, Dashboards, sharepoint, and data analytics
• Background using systems engineering tools and associated products
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in developing briefings for senior and executive management required

Disciplines: Business, Communications and Graphics Design, Computer Sciences, Earth and Geosciences, Engineering, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nanotechnology, and Other Physical Sciences

Duration of Project:

  • Long Term – Full-time in summer, full-time or part-time during the academic year

Desired education level(s):

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Student (including PhD)

Interns will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with the Hosting Site, ORAU/ORISE, NNSA or DOE. No commitment with regard to later employment is implied or should be inferred.