Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos, NM

3 months ago


Job Title

Graduate Student Internship

Job Location


Job Overview

Come join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security! The Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is an educational program that provides students with relevant research experience while pursuing a graduate degree. Students are able to work with professionals in a variety of career fields while using state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and instrumentation. LANL offers competitive compensation and values the contributions of all team members. Be a part of our very important national security mission by joining the Laboratory today!




  • Work with professionals in a variety of career fields
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and instrumentation
  • Contribute to national security missions


Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 6 credit hours (or equivalent) of course work the quarter before hire and enroll in and complete at least 6 credit hours per quarter while working as a graduate intern
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 over the course of the program
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and uphold a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing
  • Ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing, for a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to obtain a DOE "Q" security clearance, typically requiring US citizenship

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with characterization and analytical techniques for polymers (such as DSC, TGA, DMA, FTIR, and NMR) and/or optical materials
  • Strong computer skills including experience with database management and/or simulations
  • Familiarity with synthesis and processing techniques for polymeric and/or optical materials

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Economics6%

  • Biology4%

  • Psychology4%

  • Political Science And Government4%

  • Management Science3%

  • 385 other majors76%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Deloitte
  • US Congress
  • US Department Of State
  • Microsoft
  • PwC
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Los Alamos, NM | $2,989/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,184

  • Miscellaneous$822

  • Food$435

  • Utilities$276

  • Transportation$272


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