Cybersecurity Summer Internship

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Computing
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Job ID: 106296
Job Code: Under Grad Student (705.1) / Grad Student R&D/Technical (705.2) / Recent Grad Intern Ex (712.0)
Date Posted: October 24 2019

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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 and now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and recent Bachelor's and Master's level graduates within one year to join the Cybersecurity Summer Internship (CSI) to work on topics related to cybersecurity that are broadly applicable and apply to the LLNL’s national security missions. CSI is a 12-week summer internship program that will allow the selected candidates to take their ideas, passions, and the skills they've acquired and apply them to projects in areas of National Importance. This position is in the Computing Directorate within the Scholar Program and is teamed with Global Security.

Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt)

- Students will work with scientists, engineers and technical staff members to provide technical and/or research support to projects in the area of cybersecurity and other related fields.
- Under close supervision, participate in research in assigned area.
- Gather and analyze cybersecurity 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).
- A minimum of one seminar or poster will be presented on the assignment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the Graduate and Recent Grad Level
- 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 scientist in scientific research and development projects.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.

At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt)

- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or other related fields.
- Effective programming skills in Python, C, or C++.
- Ability to apply basic principles of computer science to solve cybersecurity related problems.
- Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Demonstrated effective communication skills.
- Desire to participate in both individual and team efforts including possible LLNL CSI Cyber Competition(s).
- 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.
- Demonstrated exposure through coursework or relevant experience to some of the following topics:

-Network/Protocol Analysis
-Intrusion Detection
-Reverse Engineering
-Incident Response
-Malware Analysis
-Systems Programming

In Addition, at the Graduate and Recent Grad Level
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or a recent Bachelor’s or Master’s graduate within one year.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in scientific curriculum.
- Experience applying advanced computational science and/or mathematical principles to solve technical problems.

Desired Qualifications (optional)
- GPA of 3.0 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, this position involves U.S. Export Control; this work must be performed by a U.S. person (U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident, U.S. national, or U.S. protected individual (e.g., refugee, asylee)).

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 current unofficial 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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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.