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Los Alamos National Laboratory supports robust student internship programs. Each summer, we host more than 1,800 student and post-graduate interns. We also have a strong and ongoing postdoc program. These programs offer you an opportunity to work with the smartest people on the planet in an inclusive environment that is rich in intellectual vitality and opportunities for growth. You’ll be taking part in challenging work that advances science and serves the national interest.

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    High School Internships

    The High School Internship Program provides qualified northern New Mexico high school seniors the opportunity to develop skills and gain work experience while receiving exposure to a variety of career fields. Internships are available in both STEM and other career fields such as business or operations support.

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    Undergraduate Internships

    The Undergraduate Student Internship Program is a year-round internship program that provides domestic and international students with relevant research experience while they are pursuing an undergraduate degree. It is designed to complement your education with work experience related to your chosen field of study and offers opportunities in both technical and professional fields.

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    Graduate Internships

    The Graduate Research Assistant Program is a year-round internship program that provides domestic and international students with relevant research experience while they pursue a graduate degree. This educational program is designed to complement your education with work experience related to your chosen field of study. In some cases, you can arrange to conduct masters or doctoral thesis research at the Lab. We offer appointments in both technical and professional fields.

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    Postdoc Programs

    The Postdoctoral (Postdoc) Research program offers the opportunity for you to perform research in a robust scientific R&D environment, present and publish research, advance knowledge in basic and applied science, and strengthen national scientific and technical capabilities. To be considered for a postdoc appointment, a candidate must be nominated and sponsored by a member of the Laboratory’s technical staff. Selection for postdoc appointments is competitive and determined by your academic qualifications and research excellence.

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We also offer access to a wealth of other programs for students:

Learn more about our programs for students and postdocs.

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