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Summer Student & Faculty Employment in Computing Sciences

Berkeley Lab, located in Berkeley, California, is a world leader in computing, biological, physical, materials, chemical, and energy sciences research. Every summer, the Computing Sciences Area hosts dozens of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty-student teams, to work with our scientists and engineers to address challenges in scientific computing and networking.

The Computing Sciences Summer Student Program is a 12-week paid summer program that offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience at Berkeley Lab.

The program is geared towards undergraduate 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 or computational science discipline.

Summer researchers work on projects in computational research, high-performance computing, and/or high-speed networking under the guidance of one or more staff members. In summers past, students at Berkeley Lab have worked in such project areas as the following:

  • 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 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- to 12-week period. The exact starting date is at the mutual convenience of the students and the needs of the program. There are several different ways to apply, and students are encouraged to apply via all eligible paths.

Learn how to become a summer researcher in Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab.