Center for Global Security Research Student Intern

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Location
    Livermore, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Jul 27

Position description

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.


The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) was established at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 1996 to bring together experts from the science, technology, and policy communities to address pressing national security challenges. For over 20 years, CGSR has engaged diverse perspectives on topics important to national security, deterrence, diplomacy, dual-use technology, arms control, nonproliferation, peacekeeping, cyber defense and energy security.


CGSR’s research objectives include:

  • Exploring the dynamics of potential 21st century strategic conflicts, (i.e., those with a potential nuclear aspect) and to formulate ideas about how to achieve U.S. deterrence and other objectives in such conflicts.

  • Exploring the sources and characteristics of strategic competition in the emerging security environment and to formulate organizing concepts to enhance the competitive position of the United States and its allies and partners over the long term.

  • Identify whether and how technically-based approaches can address new challenges to national and international security.

  • Catalyze broader national and international thinking about the requirements of effective deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability in a changed and changing security environment.

  • Assist in the development of new generations of experts motivated by a clear view of the changed and changing security environment.

We have openings for undergraduate students, to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. You may conduct research to support United States (US) policy and decision makers in developing strategies for national and international security.  Relevant fields of research include nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, and international relations.


Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Gather and analyze the data or information in support of ongoing research.
- Communicate research project(s), document work, and have technical knowledge based on the level of education.

- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Bio-engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, Physical Science, Political Science, or International Relations.
- Ability to apply basic and scientific 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.              


Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  None.

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