Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research BLUR internship program - Summer 2018
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
January 31, 2018
Bay Area, California
Workforce Development & Education - BLUR Internship Program
Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research
This Berkeley Lab program places students from two and four year institutions in paid internships in science, engineering, technical areas and public administration. Participants work with scientists, engineers, technicians and STEM professionals on projects related to the Lab's research program. Applications solicited annually for three separate intern terms. Internships are 10 weeks during the Summer term, or 16 weeks during the Fall and Spring terms.
Undergraduate students in two or four year institutions majoring in science or engineering.
Post Baccalaureates can participate up to a year after graduation.
Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
Must be a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident at the time of applying.
Must have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all completed courses taken as a matriculated student at the applicant's current (or recently graduated) institution and at any undergraduate institutions attended as a postsecondary student during the 5 years preceding the start of the current enrollment. (This does not include college or university courses taken while solely a high school student).
Must have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent at the time of applying.
Proof of an earned High School diploma or passing all five GED tests required to achieve a Certificate of General Educational Development should be provided on the applicant's undergraduate transcripts.
Applicants are limited to participation in the BLUR program to no more than two internships.
Applicants can apply to the BLUR program a maximum of three times.
Participants must have medical insurance during their time at the Lab.
$500/week stipend (10 week program) for a total of $5,000
$3,000 housing supplement
Travel supplement if the permanent address is at least 50 miles from the Lab
Key Dates for Summer Session:
Application Date: January 29 to March 30, 2018
Offer Dates: April 5 to April 30, 2018
Program Dates: June 4 to August 10, 2018
Complete the full ten or sixteen week program.
Complete exit and entrance surveys.
Submit a complete copy of a research paper and a poster.
Submit an abstract of their research in the required format.
Attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities.
Complete all LBNL safety and procedural requirements.
Documents to Upload:
Transcript (see requirements below)
Please note that recommendation letters are not required at this time
Transcripts - Requirements
Eligibility requires submission of the transcript from an applicant's current or recently-graduated undergraduate institution. This must be the most recent transcript available at the time of application.
Eligibility also requires that the applicant submit undergraduate transcripts from all other undergraduate academic institutions attended as a matriculated postsecondary student during the 5 years preceding the start of the current enrollment.
Transcripts must be uploaded as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files into the application system, and must be clearly legible, must be labeled with your name and the name of the university/college, and must clearly show all courses, all course grades, and a cumulative GPA. The application system provides an easy to use upload feature. Do not mail or email transcripts directly to DOE - they will not be considered.
Acceptable transcripts may either be (i) a hard-copy transcript issued to you suitably scanned and saved for uploading as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file, and/or (ii) an unofficial transcript provided electronically to you directly from your university/college either via a website or email suitably saved for uploading as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file.
Submitted transcripts must have all Social Security numbers and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system. Any applications found to contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in the form of Social Security numbers and/or dates of birth will be deemed non-compliant and will not be released to host laboratories or facilities for review or consideration.
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: 84505
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.
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