Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI)

DSSI class of 2022 portrait collage

Interning with the DSSI program provided extensive opportunities to work on answering real-world research questions collaboratively with peers and mentors. The summer was full of courses, seminars, game nights, and intern events which gave me the opportunity to learn about various research areas and techniques, LLNL employees, and other interns across the Lab!

—Rose Wilfong, DSSI class of 2022

What is the Data Science Summer Institute?

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is offering data science graduate students and advanced undergraduate students like you the opportunity to join the Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI). Our interns get to work on real problems that really matter to our country.

This is a flexible summer internship program that runs for 12 weeks. As a DSSI intern, you'll apply your ideas, passion, and the skills you've acquired in machine learning, statistics, and high-performance computing to projects in areas of national importance.

The Lab's next generation of science and engineering advancements are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, and energy and environmental security. Our summer program brings in a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in machine learning, applied mathematics, computer science, statistics, or related fields to work with some of the best minds in data science, tackling some of the world's largest problems.

Ready for the next step?

Visit the projects and mentors page to learn more about students' real-world data science challenges and the mentors they work with. Visit our applications page to read FAQ about the program, apply to the job posting, or contact us for more information.