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Defense Technologies Hiring and Onboarding Student Intern

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an undergraduate student, graduate, or recent graduate to engage in practical experience to further their educational goals. You will provide administrative onboarding support to the Hiring & Onboarding Team within the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED). This role involves developing, implementing, and documenting sustainable onboarding processes for newly hired employees. In addition, this role will also contribute to building and maintaining web content for the division website for internal employees. This position is in DTED supporting the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate. 

Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate and Recent Grad Level (Non-Exempt):
- Work alongside the DTED Hiring & Onboarding Team to provide support to new employees and facilitate onboarding process development.

- Identify and drive efficiency in onboarding processes by making recommendations, developing process improvement strategies, and documenting results.
- Execute comprehensive communication strategy to strengthen new hire adjustment and engagement.
- Design written and multimedia publications ensuring language, style, and messaging are consistent with the division quality and branding.
- Collaborate with stakeholders to understand and implement solutions to cross-departmental onboarding needs.
- Assist administrative staff with various projects and activities.
- Develop, design, and build division webpages.
- One seminar may be presented on the assignment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the Graduate Level (Exempt):
- Under limited direction and supervision will support process in assigned area.
- Perform assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced support to staff.
- May present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.


Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Experience with website design and development.
- Experience writing and editing across various communication channels.
- Experience with program development strategies.

At the Undergraduate and Recent Grad Level (Non-Exempt):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or is a recent graduate within one year in Communications, Business, Web Design, or related field.
- Ability to apply basic administrative experience to understand related problems.
- Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills and work in a team.
- Experience providing administrative support in a fast-paced environment.

In Addition at the Graduate (Exempt):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in a graduate curriculum.
- Experience applying advanced business principles to solve complex problems.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Temporary Student Intern appointment.  This assignment is for a full-time position during the summer academic break; a co-op position, full-time during the academic semester/quarter, or a year-round part-time position during the academic year and full time during academic breaks.) Refer to the Scholar Program website at for additional student employment information. 

Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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