Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

MaCI offers a unique summer internship experience for undergraduate and graduate students. For 10–12 weeks, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities like the Nanoscale Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory, the Jupiter Laser Facility, the Energetic Materials Center, the Center for Engineered Materials and Manufacturing, and the National Ignition Facility. During the summer, interns:

  • Work with mentors on real projects that directly impact LLNL’s national security mission.
  • Gain hands-on experience in materials synthesis, materials characterization, materials processing, analytical chemistry, actinide materials science, optical materials science, electrochemistry, materials engineering, materials chemistry, and physics.
  • Attend valuable seminars and connect with other students across LLNL.
  • Present findings at the Student Poster Symposium.

The internship program will provide you with real-world, applied experience solving important problems within our stimulating work environment. Through the program, you become part of the LLNL family. At LLNL, you’ll be working in one of the world’s major hubs for innovation—the Silicon Valley—and be exposed to all that the Bay Area has to offer.

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For full consideration, apply for the appropriate job posting on LLNL’s Careers site:

  • Undergraduate students: Job ID 107659
  • Graduate students and recent graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree: Job ID 107660

Application deadline: February 28, 2021

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“It was cool to see all the research that is going on in the Lab and how the projects relate.”
—Megan Freyman, summer intern

Revitalized MaCI internship wraps up successful summer

Megan Freyman and Rene Mercado, both graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz, joined 82 other students in the 2018 MaCI program.