Los Alamos National Laboratory Future Female Leaders in Engineering (FFLIE) Program Undergraduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The FFLIE Program seeks to inspire women to achieve their full potential as engineers and future leaders and to support and celebrate their achievements and successes.

FFLIE is a three-year internship program for female undergraduate engineering majors from any engineering discipline, who are interested in pursuing an engineering Master’s degree and a career at LANL.

Here’s what the program entails:

  • During Summer 2018, you will be assigned to a Los Alamos National Laboratory technical organization for an 8-week internship, working on R&D; engineering projects. You will also participate in FFLIE Program activities, such as technical tours and brown bag lunches with female technical leaders, along with other FFLIE Program participants.

  • During the 2018/2019 academic year, you will return to your academic institution and complete your Bachelor’s degree.

  • During Summer 2019, you will come back to Los Alamos for another 8-week internship with your technical organization, and participate in technical project work and FFLIE Program activities.

  • In the following 2 years, you will pursue an engineering Master’s degree. LANL will cover tuition expenses and provide financial support for up to 2 years while you are in graduate school.

  • Returning to Los Alamos during Summer 2020 is optional, depending upon the structure of your Master’s program.

  • You will be expected to work for LANL for a minimum of two years after graduate school if permanent employment is offered.* Some graduate school options have greater employment commitments.

  • It is our intent to offer you a full-time regular position as an R&D; Engineer 1 after you complete your Master’s program. While this is our current plan, there is no guarantee of employment and both the student and regular positions may be discontinued at any time.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Interest in a career at LANL

  • Completion of 100 credit hours toward a relevant undergraduate engineering program prior to start of the program

  • 3.5 GPA


Undergraduate coursework in a relevant engineering discipline, i.e., Mechanical, Nuclear, Aerospace, Structural, Electrical, etc.

Notes to Applicants:

When to Apply:

Applications are accepted, and selections made, on a rolling basis, but don’t delay – openings fill quickly!

Required Application Materials*:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Official Transcripts

  • Up to 3 Letters of Recommendation†, at least 1 of which must be from an Engineering Professor.

All required materials must be submitted for your application to be considered. Contact Heidi Hahn, Hahn@lanl.gov or Barbara Lynn, bal@lanl.gov for more information.

† It is helpful, though not required, if one of the letters of recommendation comes from a Laboratory Technical Manager or mentor who is interested in having you in their organization.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

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Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Leyba, Deborah Lee (Debbie)

Organization Name: ADE/Engineering & Engineering Sciences

Email: dleyba@lanl.gov

Job Title: Future Female Leaders in Engineering (FFLIE) Program Undergraduate Student

Appointment Type: UGS

Req ID: IRC66097