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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. Refer to our list of 2024 summer research projects for research opportunities available, qualifications preferred or required, and the NERSC mentors in charge of the projects.


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 direct hires through Berkeley Lab, undergraduate students’ hourly wages range from up to $23.42 and up to $45.38 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

There are a number of pathways and programs to pursue summer research at Berkeley Lab. However, most of NERSC’s summer interns are hired directly by the Lab. You must be employed through one of these programs and be accepted by the project’s mentor(s) to do research at NERSC.