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NERSC Summer Internships

NERSC hosts a number of paid student interns every summer in a range of science and computing domains. Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area (CSA) Summer Program also offers a number of NERSC-sponsored summer hires. Refer to the list of 2023 projects for examples of typical research opportunities available and qualifications preferred or required.


Applicants must be U.S.-based students actively enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs. Desired technical qualifications are determined by NERSC mentors and vary from project to project.


For all summer positions, including those at NERSC, the hourly wages are up to $21.16 for undergraduate students and up to $38.40 for graduate students, depending upon years of education completed. Applicants are responsible for housing and travel expenses. We are unable to provide additional support for housing.

How to Apply

The 2023 program concluded in August. Applications are not yet open for 2024. We typically begin taking applications in January for the following summer. Openings will be posted on this page.