Georgetown University-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (GU-LLNL) Internship

The Georgetown University – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (GU-LLNL) Internship is intended to provide an outstanding research experience for graduate students who wish to expand their skills at one of the premiere national laboratories in the nation. These 10-12 week internships will take place in summer 2023 and may be virtual or in-person, depending on the needs of the individual lab and the public health situation at that time.

Located in the San Francisco Bay area and with a scientific staff of more than 8,000, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a global leader in many scientific fields including high performance computing, advanced manufacturing, applied genomics, host-pathogen biology, micro- and nano-biotechnology, biophotonics, pharmacology and toxicology, WMD non-proliferation, and others. Due to its size and breadth of research areas, LLNL provides a unique opportunity for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research for our students not easily found elsewhere.

The internship is open to graduate students at the Medical Center demonstrating academic excellence. Funding is available for living expenses (ie. travel, housing, meals, ground transportation) for in-person opportunities and the internship provides a stipend whether in-person or virtual. The amount of funding provided is not contingent upon an individual’s personal financial situation or potential assistance from family.

Application Information:

Who is eligible?

  • If you are a graduate student at Georgetown University and will be matriculated over the summer of 2023, you are eligible to apply for a LLNL internship.  Thus, if you are in a 10-month program that began in the fall and you will graduate in May, you will not be able to participate.
  • International students are eligible to participate with some exceptions. If you are an international student here on a student visa, please contact the Office of Global Services as soon as possible so that they can help you determine your eligibility. 
  • If you opt to participate in a virtual internship, you must reside in the United States for the duration of that virtual internship.
  • Internships are competitive and opportunities are limited even for qualified individuals.

If you are unsure whether a GU-LLNL internship is for you, please note that a number of graduate programs at GUMC align well with research programs at LLNL.          For example:

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; and Systems Medicine.

For information about research areas at LLNL, click here.

For other internship opportunities at LLNL outside the scope of the specific GU-LLNL internship, click here.

How do you apply for the GU-LLNL Internship Summer 2023?

Two informational sessions will be held. The first will be on November 16th at 5:30pm EST. The second is on November 17th at 11am EST.

Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record the informational sessions for those who were unable to attend.  However, we are happy to provide a copy of the powerpoint presentation that was shown and to answer any questions you might have.  Please email Mary Beth Fargo at to request a copy.

We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2023 on November 17, 2022 with final applications due by November 30, 2022.

To submit your expression of interest, please complete this form. Your answers to these questions will help us to both confirm your eligibility and to appropriately place you in an internship. Additionally, you will need to attach a copy of your CV and a Cover Letter (guidelines for which are provided in the form). Finally, our office will contact the person you identify for a letter of recommendation. Please apply early enough to allow this entire process to be completed by the final deadline of November 30, 2022.

What happens next?

Applications will be reviewed and internship interviews will begin in early January 2023 based on availability. Students will be notified of internship matches by early March if not sooner.  From March through May, successful students will go through the administrative process at LLNL and will sign up in the GU financial system to receive stipend payments.

For more information about the program, contact Mary Beth Fargo at