Lawrence Livermore National Lab Fellowship for Biomedical Graduate Students (Medical Center)

The Georgetown University – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (GU-LLNL) Fellowship, administered by Georgetown University Medical Center, provides funding to biomedical graduate students (MS and PhD) and post-docs who participate in internship opportunities at LLNL. We have created this fellowship in order to encourage and further deepen our relationship, in fulfillment of our longstanding Memorandum of Understanding with LLNL.  Located in the San Francisco Bay area and with a scientific staff of more than 5,000, LLNL is a global leader in many scientific fields including high performance computing, advanced manufacturing, applied genomics, host-pathogen biology, micro and nano bio-technology, bio-photonics, pharmacology and toxicology, WMD non-proliferation, and others.  The sheer size provides a depth, and the scientific diversity a breadth at Lawrence Livermore that together create a unique opportunity for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research for our students not easily found elsewhere.

The fellowship is open to students demonstrating academic excellence. Funding, based on merit and acceptance to an opportunity at LLNL, is available for travel, housing, meals, ground transportation, and stipends. The amount of funding awarded to each individual is dependent upon the duration of the internship and the number of fellowships awarded ($400 – $625 per week, not to exceed $7,500 total). The amount of funding provided is not contingent upon an individual’s personal financial situation or potential assistance from family.  The fellowship funding is in addition to any payment from LLNL. Depending on your placement at LLNL, you may receive a student salary or a daily stipend. Due to COVID-19, all internships in the summer of 2020 will be done remotely. Stipends will be reduced to $3,000, paid upon completion of the internship in August.

Opportunities at LLNL are available year-round for various lengths of time and can often be planned uniquely for individual situations and schedules. Several graduate programs at GUMC already have built-in internship opportunities that could easily fit into pre-existing programs at LLNL. Programs with obvious synergies with ongoing research at LLNL include, but are not limited to: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy; Biohazardous Threat Agents; Biostatistics; Biotechnology; Cell Biology; Clinical & Translational Research; Health Informatics & Data Analytics; Health Physics & Radiation Protection; Neuroscience; Microbiology & Immunology; Pharmacology; Systems Medicine. We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2020 on December 3, 2019.

Please note: Foreign nationals from Department of Energy designated “sensitive countries” are not eligible.

Information about research directorates at LLNL that may have opportunities can be found here.

Currently listed opportunities for students can be found here, as well as information about doing an internship at the lab. These are publicly listed internships and are not the only internships available. We will assist you in finding a specific opportunity based on your academic area and interests. (Please note that there may not be an open opportunity for every student interested and qualified.)

Missed the information sessions? You can watch a recorded session below.

Information Session (recorded)

Information Session Slides

For more information about the program, contact Peter Luger at

To submit your expression of interest, please complete this form. (Applications for Summer 2020 will be accepted December 3, 2019 – January 31, 2020)

Applications will be reviewed and internship interviews will be scheduled January 13, 2020 – February 29, 2020 and internship matches will be made throughout March.