Student Programs

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The Defense Science and Technology Internship (DSTI) prepares graduate and undergraduate students for experimental, theoretical, and computational research in many disciplines, such as:

  • Astrophysics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Turbulence
  • Plasma physics
  • Inertial confinement physics
  • Radiation/particle transport

We have multiple opportunities for student interns to join a dynamic research environment. Participating students are assigned a research mentor and a project that coincides with the student’s research interests. The interns have the opportunity to interact with staff scientists, give oral presentations, and learn about other interesting research at LLNL. Internships are available for three-month time frames during the summer.

Interns use state-of-the-art simulation codes and have access to world-class facilities including lasers, pulse power machines, and massively parallel supercomputers. The DSTI program includes a summer lecture series and other technical and social activities.

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Undergraduate DSTI Opportunities

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Computing Graduate DSTI

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Graduate DSTI Opportunities

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Additional Student Opportunities at LLNL

Many summer job openings are posted through one of the Laboratory's scientific discipline organizations such as Computation, Engineering, and Physical and Life Sciences, with assignments directly contributing to the fundamental research needed for our national security mission.

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