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:
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, complete the following application steps:
Step 1 — Apply for the Student Job posting (ID 104193) on LLNL’s Careers site.
Step 2 — Complete and submit the MaCI Summer Student Applicants form.
Questions? Contact us at MaCI@llnl.gov.
The MaCI summer program serves to enrich the summer intern experience by creating more of a community around materials science and engineering, exposing the students to a broader range of activity across LLNL rather than just their own summer projects. It’s a valuable outreach program that will attract new talent to the field and the Lab.
— Chris Spadaccini, program organizer
The interdisciplinary environment of the lab enhanced my ability to learn about processes and equipment in a range of fields, which fueled creativity in my work and aided collaborations for future projects. I felt constantly mentored and encouraged to do my best work through my internship at the Lab.
— Catlyn Cook, materials scientist, mentor
My internship gave me a glimpse of the life of a professional research scientist. It gave me tremendous insight into the high standards of research LLNL partakes in as well as the technical communication skills, verbal and non-verbal, that are key to impactful R&D. The decades of experience my mentors and supervisors have in the field of research helped me put into perspective what a career in this field would look like—and how to succeed.
— Phil Depond, materials scientist, summer intern
Summer interns bring energy and excitement to projects and to the LLNL campus. They are eager to tackle challenging problems and often accomplish tremendous amount of work, contributing significantly to the projects they work on.
— Yong Han, materials scientist, mentor
The internship really showed me how to think about conducting my own research. It bridged the gap between learning in a classroom and actual lab work, which you don’t get at a lot of places.
— Matt Worthington, materials scientist, summer intern
“It was cool to see all the research that is going on in the Lab and how the projects relate.”
—Megan Freyman, summer intern
Megan Freyman and Rene Mercado, both graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz, joined 82 other students in the 2018 MaCI program.