Nuclear Safeguards Policy Internships

Held in the summer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Students selected will receive a $6,000 stipend for basic expenses (e.g. accommodation, meals, and incidentals).


  • Attending a one-week intensive course on international safeguards policy and information analysis
  • Drafting and presenting an original research paper on an international safeguards policy topic
  • Receiving individual mentoring by Lawrence Livermore staff
  • Interacting with staff working in various technical fields
  • Participating in regular video teleconferences with professionals within the DOE laboratory complex

Eligibility and Selection

Applicants must:

  • Be a currently enrolled graduate student -or- a young professional in the nuclear nonproliferation field
  • Demonstrate how a deeper understanding of international safeguards policy will aid their professional pursuits
  • Be a U.S. citizen

To Apply

  1. Complete the application forms (Word DOC format or PDF format)
  2. Submit an academic transcript
  3. Send a current resumé
  4. Provide one letter of recommendation
  5. Write a 500-word statement of purpose, with nonproliferation experience and relevance of the internship to professional goals
  6. Send all to the Internship Contact

Contact Information

Edith Bursac
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940, USA
Tel. +1 (831) 647-6531
Fax +1 (831) 647-3519