Procurement Operations Support Student Intern-Recent Grad

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Students & Faculty
Organization:  Business
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 106936
Job Code: Recent Grad Intern Ex (712.0)
Date Posted: March 12 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 an opening for a Procurement Operations Support Student intern in the Supply Chain Management Department. You will be responsible for a variety of tasks in support of the operations of the department, including policy, Purchasing Card (P-card) program oversight, business system support, and allowable cost determinations. You may perform compliance reviews, analyze policies and procedures and determine final costs on certain subcontracts.  You may also attend and participate in Contract Review Boards and Staff Meetings; observe other functions that are part of the LLNS supply chain such as Business Services, Supply and Distribution and Accounts Payable.  You will have the opportunity to interact with Department Management, Contract Analysts, and Accounts Payable personnel.

As a SCM Intern will have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of lectures, seminars and activities available in the Laboratory’s Summer Intern Program along with the 500 to 600 undergraduate and graduate students who come from all over the world to intern at the Laboratory and work with its world-class scientific facilities and staff.

The Supply Chain Management Department is a key organization responsible for purchasing high-quality and complex supplies and services in support of LLNL’s mission in a cost-effective and timely manner, allowing for effective competition and quality while meeting socioeconomic compliance requirements and applicable DOE regulations identified in our Prime Contract with the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Essential Duties
-Perform review for selected subcontracts, of financial data and assist with final allowable costs and amount due to subcontractors.  Document results of review of the subcontracts in accordance with the Cost/Price Analyst Desk Guide.
-Perform an analysis of policies and procedures key to the purchasing system (such as the Controlled Items/Services List) making recommendations for streamlining
-May create an inventory of the available LLNS Purchasing System (LINCS) reports, data fields, and use of the reports.  Evaluate data and provide any recommendations for improvement.
-May work with members of the Supplier Management Office to improve supplier data in the Central Supplier File.
-Provide support to the P-card program in the area of updating training requirements,
-Review reports from a variety of systems (LINCS, ACL, VISA, Amazon Business).  Categorize available data and evaluate information and make recommendations on business analytics that can be used on the data to evaluate appropriateness of purchases
-Perform other duties as assigned.
- Under limited direction and supervision will work on tasks within the assigned area.
- Performs assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provides advanced assistance to assigned projects.

- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or a recent bachelors or master’s level graduate within one year in Business Administration or other related field.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in Business Administration or other related field.
- Ability to apply basic and business approaches to problem-solving (plan, analyze and execute).
- 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.
- Experience analyzing and applying problem solving to business issues.

Desired Skills
-Extensive experience with PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
-Familiarity with Business Analytic tools.

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 (Choose one or more of the following: 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. 


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.