Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Collaborations with Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

LLNL has a variety of opportunities for college internships and postdoctoral research appointments in the signal & image sciences.

College Internships

College internship assignments through the Student Internship Program pertaining to the signal and image sciences are typically available during the summer academic break, although co-op and year-round internships may also be offered.

The Lawrence Scholar Program selects top Ph.D. students in science and engineering to conduct research of interest to the Laboratory while completing their thesis.

Additional internship opportunities are available, sponsored by outside agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Military.

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Postdoctoral Research Appointments

The postdoc program at LLNL provides opportunities to conduct world-class research in an exciting, diverse, and ofter interdisciplinary environment. Researchers in the signal and image sciences are able to leverage the broad technical expertise of the Laboratory to uncover new applications.

According to a 2008 international poll conducted by The Scientist magazine, LLNL is ranked in the Top 25 national institutes as one of the best places to work for postdocs.

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Career Opportunities

Join us and help advance the signal and image sciences in the service of the national interest.

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In the Spotlight —
Erik Zhang

Erik Zhang recently graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis. He will be pursuing his Ph.D. in Signal and Image Processing from UC San Diego.

Erik worked at the National Ignition Facility within LLNL. He researched and created feature-finding algorithms for NIF optics inspections. He also worked on improving the current software for analyzing optic sites found on the main laser of NIF.

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Student Photo

LLNL is a great place to spend a summer. The work is the forefront of science so it is guaranteed to be interesting and challenging. Not only that, the people are top notch. Everyone at the lab is very experienced in their respective fields and always willing to offer assistance and guidance. In addition, LLNL has a large number of interns so you’re also bound to make new friends with similar interests in science.

Erik Zhang, Summer Intern