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Summer Student Program

Spend Your Summers Earning and Learning at Berkeley Lab

For students majoring in Computational Science, Computer Science, Mathematics and related science and engineering fields, Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences hosts a 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 the following:

  • Secure peer-to-peer information sharing
  • Analysis and solution of network and system-related software problems
  • Web-based clients for remote visualization
  • Numerical algorithms for nanoscience
  • Parallel scientific code templates
  • System administration and programming graphical user interface for generating authorization policy for an information sharing system
  • Scientific computing tools

Projects are designed so that students will complete a major portion of the work during the 10-12-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.

We will be accepting applications effective October 1, 2013 at http://go.lbl.gov/2014-csstudent

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. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Complete an online profile, and please provide the following information:

  • Your skills and relevant experience
  • Your interest in the program
  • Educational information
  • References (name, contact information, relationship to you)

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. This is not required to apply for the program.


About Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization provides the computing and networking resources and expertise critical to advancing the Department of Energy's research missions: developing new energy sources, improving energy efficiency, developing new materials and increasing our understanding of ourselves, our world and our universe. ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at 40 DOE research sites to each other and to experimental facilities and supercomputing centers around the country. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) powers the discoveries of 5,500 scientists at national laboratories and universities, including those at Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD). CRD conducts research and development in mathematical modeling and simulation, algorithm design, data storage, management and analysis, computer system architecture and high-performance software implementation.