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High Performance Computing Capabilities

High Performance Computing (HPC) supports the Laboratory mission by managing world-class supercomputing centers, including specifying, operating, and assisting in the use of both open and secure high performance computing, storage, and emerging data-intensive information science production systems for multiple programs.


  • High Performance Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Facility Infrastructure and Environmental Operations
  • System Software R&D
  • Hardware Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Information Technology
  • Support of Computing, Interconnects, Networks, and Storage
  • Big Data
  • Direct User Support
HPC Intern Positions

Supercomputer Institute Application

Undergraduate Intern
Job Number: IRC75839

Post Bachelor Intern
Job Number: IRC75840

Graduate Intern
Job Number: IRC75872

Post Masters Intern
Job Number: IRC75841

Supercomputer Institute
  • Supercomputer Institute is a focused technical enrichment program for students currently engaged in computer science, computer engineering, or similar major
  • The primary objective of the Supercomputer Institute is to provide a thorough introduction to the techniques and practices of cluster computing
  • The Supercomputer Institute is executed as a paid eleven-week research internship and will be held at the Los Alamos Research Park in Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • This highly-selective program is designed for third year (i.e., Junior) and above undergraduate and graduate students, although in some cases, Sophomore applicants may be considered
  • Read more about the application process and the program
HPC Mini-showcase Posters
External Internship Grants
Intern Salaries
Undergraduate Scientist/Researcher Salary Structure Salaries
  Hourly Annual
HS+1 Requirements and salary information (pdf)    
HS+2 Requirements and salary information (pdf)    
HS+3 Completion of third academic year and/or a minimum of 72 semester hours  (15 hours must be upper-division coursework) $23.64 $49,176
HS+4 Completion of fourth academic year and/or a minimum of 96 semester hours $25.96 $54,000
Postbac Bachelors Degree Awarded   (Limited to a 1-2 year appointment) $28.43 $59,816
Graduate Scientist/Researcher Salary Structure Salaries
    Hourly Annual
BS+0 Bachelors Degree Awarded Accepted/Enrolled in a Graduate Program $30.49 $63,422
BS+1 Completion of one academic year and/or a minimum of 12 hours of Graduate coursework $32.32 $67,217
BS+2 Completion of two academic years and/or a minimum of 24 hours of Graduate coursework (salary cap for students pursuing a Masters Degree) $34.26 $71,261
PostMaster Masters Degree Awarded (Limited to a 1-2 year appointment) $36.31 $75,528
BS+3 or MS+0 Masters Degree awarded & accepted and enrolled in a Doctorate Program $36.31 $75,528
BS+4 or MS+1 Satisfactory progress towards doctoral degree (e.g. dissertation/thesis work --1hr. minimum credit per semester) $38.50 $80,071
BS+5 or MS+2 Satisfactory progress towards doctoral degree (e.g. dissertation/thesis work --1hr. minimum credit per semester)  (Salary cap for PhD students) $40.80 $84,864
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