Undergraduate Earth and Environmental Sciences Student

Updated: 12 months ago
Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!
Job Title Undergraduate Earth and Environmental Sciences Student
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name EES-17/Geophysics

What You Will Do

The Geophysics Group (EES-17) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking outstanding candidates who are actively pursuing an undergraduate degree for a research internship position.  We are looking for candidates with experience in geology, geophysics, physics, or related STEM field with signal analysis experience.  The research associate will work as part of a small team working on various aspects of these fields helping with data collection, analysis, and representation for diverse projects in treaty monitoring research.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in signal analysis (time and frequency domain)

  • Experience with computer programming to support data analysis and interpretation

  • Familiarity with seismology: sources, propagation, and instrumentation

  • Excellent communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience analyzing mine-blast seismic signals

Education Required: Eligibility limited to students who have completed high school and are admitted or active in an undergraduate program.


Students must enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in an accredited college or university degree program related to geology, geophysics, physics, or related STEM field.


Eligibility is limited to students who initially have and maintain a cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA.


Notes to Applicants:

The applicants should upload their CV, one-page cover letter and current transcripts via the LANL online application system.

Additional Details:


No Clearance:  Position does not require a security clearance.  Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.


For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.


Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations.  The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work


Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.  LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Geophysics (EES-17) supports national security by providing technical expertise in a diverse number of areas including the identification of seismoacoustic sources. The group is comprised of three teams: Modeling and Simulation, Seismo-Acoustic, and Sensors and Signatures. We have extensive expertise in seismic and acoustic monitoring as well as numerical modeling of tectonic processes across a wide spectrum of scales from the near-field (ground shock from explosives) to the far-field (reservoir- and plate-scale stress fields). In addition, we study the nonlinear properties of Earth materials, model the mechanics of rock fracture, and use seismology to evaluate the interaction of porous rocks and fluids.

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