2019 Computing Sciences Summer Student Program

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - San Francisco Bay Area, CA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $48,000 - $68,000 a year
Spend Your Summer Learning and Earning at One of the World's Leading Centers for Computational Science!

For students majoring in Computational Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and related science and engineering fields, Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences hosts a 10-12-week research summer program that provides students with the opportunity to gain research experience. Participants will work on projects in computational research, high performance computing, high speed networking or a collaboration of each, under the guidance of one or more staff members. Berkeley Lab, located in Berkeley, CA is a world leader in computing, biological, physical, materials, chemical, and energy sciences research. In summers past, students at Berkeley Lab have worked in such project areas as:
Building scalable multi-domain topology lookup service for network circuit setup
Developing visualization techniques for network monitoring data
Distributed lookup service
Exploring topics in named data networking
Machine learning techniques applied to network monitoring data
Mobile computing
Numerical algorithms for nanoscience
Optimizing OSCARS for a reduced memory footprint deployment
Parallel scientific code templates
Scientific computing tools
Software defined networking with overflow
Web-based clients for remove visualization

Projects are designed so that students will complete a major portion of the work during the 12-week period. This program is geared toward students between their junior and senior years who have completed core courses in Computer Science, Mathematics, and related areas of study or graduate students in any computer and computational science discipline. The exact starting date is at the mutual convenience of the students and the needs of the program.

2019 Projects:
NERSC Summer Student Projects - TBD

ESnet Summer Student Projects - TBD


Students must be enrolled in a full-time academic program at an accredited college or university. Proof of enrollment is required. Relocation assistance and compensation for room and board is at the students' expense.


The hourly wages up to $18.80 for undergraduate students and up to $36.84 for graduate students, depending upon years of education completed. Applicants are responsible for housing and travel expenses.

How to Apply

Students interested in the program must apply on line. Due to the high level of interest in our program, applications will be accepted only through the online application process.

Complete an online profile, and provide the following in an attached cover letter and resume/CV:
Your skills and relevant experience
Your interest in the program
Educational information (note: you must be enrolled into a full-time academic program at an accredited college or university)
List your references (name, contact information, relationship to you)
During the application process you will be asked to provide three areas of interest. This will help us to match you with the right opportunity.

You will be contacted only if you are being considered for selection for this program. We hope to hear from you soon!

NOTE: You may choose to apply to specific projects in which you're interested (list of available projects will be posted as they become available). This is not required to apply for the program.

If selected as a finalist, you will be invited to complete a separate job submission that includes reference, citizenship, and voluntary EEO information.

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