Computer, Computational, and Statistic Sciences Graduate Intern

What You Will Do

Come join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security! The Computer, Computational and Statistical Sciences (CCS) Division is seeking graduate students looking for a challenging internship. As a CCS graduate student, we will provide you with a mentor, a challenging project, and an opportunity to present your work and progress to colleagues. The projects will vary depending on your skills and interests and the Laboratory's current needs. The CCS Graduate Student (GRA) Program offers paid summer and year-round internships for graduate students in a variety of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics projects. The GRA program provides mentoring, hands-on technical experience, and professional development opportunities through a normalized work plan complementing the student's chosen area of study. You will work closely with one of four groups within the CCS Division.
  • Computational Physics and Methods conducts research in numerical methods and algorithms, physical model development, and software engineering.
  • Information Sciences engages in a wide variety of basic and applied research activities that are directly applicable to core needs.
  • Statistical Sciences provides statistical reasoning and rigor to multidisciplinary scientific investigation and the development, application, and communication of cutting-edge statistical sciences research.
  • Applied Computer Science is to be the vanguard for scientific simulations at extreme scale through the co-design of applications, algorithms, and architectures.

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program in any Computer Science or Mathematics (or related) discipline.
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours (or full-time equivalent).
  • Must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

Desired Qualifications:
  • Computer programming (Python, C++, etc.) in support of scientific or engineering applications.
  • Application of advanced mathematical methods to develop models of physical phenomena.
  • Familiarity with cutting edge computational research in applications such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum computing.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) well in a professional scientific context; and Commitment to achieving results in a complex social and organizational setting.
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.
Note to Applicants:
  • A resume and current transcript, showing the above requirements, is required.
  • Applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter (2 pages or less) that addresses the job requirements of the position, if applicable the desired skills, and education eligibility.
  • Your letter or resume should provide contact information for 2-4 references who are familiar with your capabilities as related to this job.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.

Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 regard 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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