Undergraduate Student

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!
Job Title Undergraduate Student
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name WRS-DO/Weapons Research Services Division
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What You Will Do

The Weapons Research Services (WRS) division is seeking undergraduate level students who are looking for a challenging internship for the current academic year and/or summer. All selected candidates will be provided with a mentor, a challenging project for their appointment, and an opportunity to present their project work and progress to colleagues.  The student projects we have to offer will vary depending on the skills and interests of the candidate and our current needs.


This work is on a small teams with broad responsibilities including:

·         Assisting archivists and the LANL historian, supporting research requests, indexing initiatives, assisting with records moves, and conducting data entry.

·         Provide data visualization of various information geared toward identifying outliers, trends, patterns, etc. to assist management in key decision making.

·         A variety of IT assignments in addition to software development. These tasks may include requirements analysis, software design, software installation, testing, maintenance and writing documentation. For this work an understanding of at least one programming language such as Java, .NET, JavaScript, Python, SQL, Perl, or similar is recommended.

·         Administering software developer resources, such as Atlassian tools, gitlab, and jenkins, assisting with Linux system administration duties, and documenting procedural information and data analysis techniques.

·         Providing support to various cyber security initiatives.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

·         All viable candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 for consideration, and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours in the semester prior to the internship.

·         A resume, cover letter and current transcript, showing the GPA and course work requirements, are required.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse professional population.

·         Ability to handle sensitive information, using sound and independent judgment.



Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas (or equivalent):

                Secure Information Services areas:

·         Data Visualization

·         History

·         Library Science

Secure Networks and Assurance areas:

·         Computer Engineering

·         Cyber Security

·         Data Analytics

·         Information Technology

·         Machine Learning

·         Software Engineering

Weapons Mission Technology areas:

·         Business Computer Systems

·         Computer Science

·         Computer Engineering

·         Management Information Systems


Notes to Applicants:

To receive full consideration, candidates must be pursuing one of the noted undergraduate degrees (or a substantially equivalent degree).

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.


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.


The Weapons Research Services (WRS) division strengthens the research, development, and knowledge management conducted in the weapons program through knowledge preservation and dissemination, application support and development, and cyber risk mitigation. WRS is comprised of three groups: Secure Information Services (SIS), Weapons Mission Technology (WMT) and Secure Networks and Assurance (SNA).


The WRS Secure Information Services (WRS-SIS) group provides a wide range of services to support the weapons program, to include management of the National Security Research Center, Document Configuration Management, digitization services, and historian specialty.


The WRS Weapons Mission Technology (WRS-WMT) group provides technical support for key weapons mission software tools (e.g. PDMLink and associated packages, Weapons Physics Online Vault, and a variety of other software tools requested by our customers to support capabilities tracking, and integrated information searching).


The WRS Secure Networks and Assurance (WRS-SNA) group combines related disciplines in IT operations, network security and software engineering to encourage a security-focused DevOps culture within the weapons program.


Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.


Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.



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