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Updated: Jan 21, 2014

Summer Internships in International Nuclear Safeguards Policy

Paid Summer Internships with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in support of the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration's Next Generation Safeguards Initiative, are pleased to announce the availability of up to six paid summer internships at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California.

Eligible students for this outstanding, competitive internship opportunity should demonstrate an interest in:

  • pursuing a professional career in nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear safeguards;
  • acquiring practical experience on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards and security policy issues as they are addressed at US national laboratories;
  • contributing to the capability of the national laboratories to perform and complete tasks and analyses related to nuclear safeguards.


Participants must attend a one-week intensive course on international safeguards policy and information analysis scheduled to be held at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, June 2-6, 2014.

  • Interns will draft and present an original research paper on an international safeguards policy topic.
  • Interns will receive individual mentoring by LLNL staff.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to interact with LLNL staff working in various technical fields related to international safeguards and nonproliferation
  • Interns will participate in regular video teleconferences with interns and professionals from other sites within the DOE laboratory complex to continue furthering their education in international safeguards policies, procedures, and technologies.

Students selected for internships will be provided with a $6,000 stipend paid in two monthly installments to cover basic expenses (e.g. accommodation, meals, and incidentals).

Internship Dates and Duration

Ten-week internships will be scheduled during the period from June 9 to August 15, 2014.

Eligibility and Selection

  • Applicants must be a currently enrolled graduate student or a young professional in the nuclear nonproliferation field. We are especially interested in applicants who demonstrate how a deeper understanding of international safeguards policy will aid their professional pursuits.
  • To be eligible for LLNL internships, applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Qualified applicants will be interviewed by a selection panel shortly after the application deadline.
  • Final selection is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment investigation.

Application Procedure

Application forms for internships and the one-week intensive course on international nuclear safeguards are available on the CNS website [in Word format or PDF format] and should be accompanied by:

  • an academic transcript
  • a current resumé
  • one letter of recommendation
  • a 500-word statement of purpose.
    The statement should explain past experience in nonproliferation and the relevance of the internship and/or course to professional goals.

Interested students are encouraged to submit their applications to Edith Bursac by 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2014. Successful applicants for the course and/or internships will be notified in early April 2014.

For further information please contact:

Edith Bursac | Bio
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940, USA

Tel. +1 (831) 647-6531;
Fax +1 (831) 647-3519


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