Laser and Experimental Systems Engineering Undergraduate Summer Scholars

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 107645
Job Code: Under Grad Student (705.1)
Date Posted: November 06 2020

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for continuing undergraduate scholars 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 positions are in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations Division in support of the National Ignition Facility & Photon Sciences Directorate.  These positions may be in Livermore or remote, depending on federal and local health and safety guidelines in the summer of 2021.
Essential Duties
- Summer scholars will work with 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.
- Must be a continuing college or university scholar in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate 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 in a team environment.
- Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications
- GPA of 3.5 or above.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  None required.

However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)


Note:   This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment.  This assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break.  Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional student employment information. 

Salaries are based on student academic level. 

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.