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 for summer 2024 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, engineering, applied genomics, biotechnology, and photon science. 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. The internship provides a stipend whether in-person or virtual for living expenses (ie. travel, housing, meals, ground transportation) for all intern recipients.

Application Information:

Who is eligible?

  • If you are a graduate student at Georgetown University and will be matriculated over the summer of 2024, you are eligible to apply for this 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 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 2024?

Two informational sessions will be held. The first will be on January 16th at 5 pm EST. The second is on January 18th at 11am EST.

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

January 16, 5pm session – here.

January 18, 11am session –  here.

Information Session Slides are available here.

We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2024 on January 19, 2024 with final applications due by January 31, 2024.

To submit your expression of interest, please complete this form for eligibility and research area interest. 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 January 31, 2024.

What happens next?

Applications will be reviewed and internship interviews will begin in February 2024 based on availability. Students will be notified of internship matches by the end of March if not sooner.  From April 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