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:
Summer students will work on projects within the Computational Research Division (CRD) or the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NESRC).
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.
2020 CRD Summer Students will support projects within one of the division's four departments:
Applied Mathematics Department
Develops advanced mathematical models and efficient computational algorithms for solving a broad range of scientific and engineering problems. Focus areas include accelerator physics, astrophysics, climate, combustion, and seismic imaging.
Computational Science Department (CLS)
Performs innovative research that enhances high-performance computational science application codes used in scientific discovery including; data management and analytics for biosciences, development of high-performance computing software for chemistry and material science, and more.
Computer Science Department (CS)
Performs innovative research that enhances high performance computational science application codes including; advanced programming systems, parallel languages, computer architecture, advanced operating systems and runtimes, benchmarking and performance modeling, performance optimization, and advanced algorithm development.
Data Science and Technology Department (DST)
Activities range from basic and applied research to the deployment of software tools and systems. Projects span a diverse set of activities, ranging from data management; data movement; statistical, topological, and geometric analysis; computer vision; visualization; user-interface design; usability; and end-to-end data-intensive system architecture.
2020 NERSC Summer Student Projects Areas Include:
Automating Performance Analysis
Power management in high-performance computing (HPC)
OpenMP on accelerators
Performance analysis for next-generation HPC architectures
Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning
Comparison of several GPU frameworks in Python
Deep Learning benchmarking and infrastructure
Deep Learning for protein understanding and design
Enhancing Jupyter Capabilities at NERSC
Spatial and temporal super-resolution for climate science
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 $19.94 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 online. 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 89592
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.