The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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This is a paid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.  


Position Type: Internship - paid

Location: Livermore, CA

Sector: Government

Start Date: Fall

Wage or benefits: Salaries are based on student academic level

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, international relations and related fields.

Application Deadline: Rolling

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Brief Description of the organization:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The 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 more than 20 years, CGSR has engaged diverse perspectives on topics important to national security, deterrence, diplomacy, dual-use technology, arms control, nonproliferation, peacekeeping, cyber defense and energy security.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Interns will engage in practical research experience to support United States policy and decision makers in developing strategies for national and international security. Undergraduate interns will gather and analyze data or information in support of ongoing research, as well as communicate research project(s), document work, and utilize technical knowledge based on the level of education. Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in the aforementioned fields, be able to apply basic and scientific approaches to problem-solving (plan, analyze and execute), demonstrate effective communication skills, possess excellent communication skills, have experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

How to apply: Go to the website listed above and click on the button that says ‘apply for this job’. 

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