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Targeting Neurotoxins

Summer Internship Opportunities

If you are an outstanding graduate or upper division undergraduate student and want to get paid to spend your summer doing hands-on, cutting-edge science in the following subjects, please consider a summer at LLNL. Internships generally run 8-10 weeks. While at the LLNL, interns are encouraged to attend seminars on various research topics of interest by experts at LLNL. At the end of their term, students will present their research at a poster session. Feel free to search our site to become familiar with the ongoing research in PLS.

Starting in early 2014, job postings for 2014 summer internships will be available in the following areas (apply for one):


Students are paid a competitive salary, and travel expenses will be reimbursed based on Laboratory guidelines. For the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, undergraduate student temporary employees are paid from $14 to $20 per hour and graduate student temporary employees from $4100 to $4900 per month. The exact amount is based on school years completed.


Students must be enrolled full-time at the time of application and continuing their education in the fall after the internship. Selection will be made on the basis of the applicant's academic record, aptitude, research interests, and the recommendations of instructors. Strong preference will be given to students with truly exceptional academic records and potential for making outstanding contributions to applied science. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Experiments with laser diodes
Experiments with laser diodes

Living Accommodations and Arrangements

Living accommodations and arrangements are the responsibility of the intern. The LLNL
Housing Office provides listings of short- and long-term rental accommodations.

Program Staff

If you have further questions, please contact the Student Coordinator.

Kris Kulp, Director of Student Programs
Janet Emerson, Student Coordinator, emerson2@llnl.gov
Camille Vandermeer, Administrator