ROTC Student Intern

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Strategic Human Resources Mgmt
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 104345
Job Code: Under Grad Student (705.1) / Grad Student R&D/Technical (705.2) / Recent Grad Intern Ex (712.0)
Date Posted: October 12 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) undergraduate and graduate level students and newly commissioned officers who are recent bachelors or masters level graduates within one year the opportunity to strengthen the relationship with the United States military and enhance the tie between the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy-Defense Programs (DOE-DP), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

ROTC interns work on projects in LLNL programs focusing on national security issues such as: fusion ignition and laser technology research at the National Ignition Facility, advanced manufacturing and materials technologies in support of our stockpile stewardship program, high-performance computing to enable scientific discovery and Laboratory missions, non-proliferation and arms control, and intelligence assessment. Specific projects will be determined following discussions with selected students and supervising researchers.

Interested individuals are to include their military branch of service, rank and clearance level (if any) when applying for this internship.

Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):

- Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
- Assist in conducting and documenting experiments.
- Collection and analysis of data.
- Documentation and presentation of results.
- Attend Military Academic Research Associate (MARA) Program lectures and assigned workshops.
- Participate in annual summer student poster symposium.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.

In Addition at the Graduate and Recent Grad Level (Exempt):                                             
- Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
- Performs technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects. Will use more advanced techniques.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.

At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):    
- Active ROTC member to an academic institution.                                                                           
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, engineering, computer science, political science, biology or a related field.
- Ability to apply basic skills in engineering, scientific, or physics 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.                
In Addition at the Graduate and Recent Grad Level (Exempt):                                            
- Must be a recent graduate (within one year).                                                                                
- Demonstrated academic achievement in physics, engineering, computer science or a related field.
- Experience applying basic skills in engineering, scientific, or physics principles to solve technical problems.
- Knowledge of computer science programs/software may be required or preferred.

Desired Qualifications                                                                                                                   
- GPA of 3.0 or above.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  None.


Note:   This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment.  This assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break; a co-op position, full-time during the academic semester/quarter, or a year-round part-time position during the academic year and full time during academic breaks.) Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional student employment information. 
Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), 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 Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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