Government Funded Student Intern (WDTS) - Summer 2024

California, US
Feb 27, 2024
Posting live until
Apr 17, 2024

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$16.25 Hourly

Please note that the pay rate is set by the government program/agency.

Job Description

WDTS Program - Summer 2024 Term

Please note:

This listing is only for pre-selected Office of Science (SC) WDTS Students .

If you have not previously applied to the Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientist (WDTS) Program and been selected by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Lab Education Director (LED) please visit to learn more about the WDTS Program.

The mission of WDTS is to help ensure that Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nation have a sustained pipeline of highly skilled and diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers. This is accomplished partly by support of undergraduate internships and faculty programs.

The DOE and Office of Science encourages undergraduate students and for students who have received their Bachelor's degree and have not begun graduate studies to pursue STEM careers by providing research experiences at the DOE National Laboratories. Selected faculty and students perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs.

This includes the following programs:



  • Community College Internship (CCI)
  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)


In this role you will






  • Complete the full 10-16 week program (based on term).
  • Under close supervision, you will participate in research in assigned area.
  • Complete the entrance and exit surveys through the online system provided at the beginning and the end of the internship.
  • Make an oral or poster presentation on the outcome of their research activities.
  • Complete and submit a research project report.
  • Submit an abstract of their research in the required format.
  • Submit a one-page peer review of another intern’s talk or poster. (SULI interns only)
  • Attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities.
  • Students should expect to spend approximately 40 hours a week working on their research projects or participating in the provided professional development opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned








  • Notification of acceptance into one of the Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) programs.
  • Selection by LLNL LED


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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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.)

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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