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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.


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  • Support of Computing, Interconnects, Networks, and Storage
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HPC Intern Positions

Supercomputer Institute Application

Undergraduate Intern
Job Number: IRC113364

Post Bachelor Intern
Job Number: IRC113365

Graduate Intern
Job Number: IRC113366

Post Masters Intern
Job Number: IRC113367

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 Intern Showcase
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) $29.77 $61,929
HS+4 Completion of fourth academic year and/or a minimum of 96 semester hours $33.35 $69,368
Postbacc 1 Bachelors Degree Awarded
(Limited to a 2 year appointment)
$34.66 $72,095
Postbacc 2 Bachelors Degree Awarded and completion of one year as a LANL Post Baccalaureate Intern  (Limited to a 2 year appointment) $35.97 $74,822
Graduate Scientist/Researcher Salary Structure Salaries
    Hourly Annual
BS+0 Bachelors Degree Awarded Accepted/Enrolled in a Graduate Program $37.29 $77,573
BS+1 Completion of one academic year and/or a minimum of 12 hours of Graduate coursework $38.61 $80,299
BS+2 Completion of two academic years and/or a minimum of 24 hours of Graduate coursework (salary cap for students pursuing a Master's Degree) $39.89 $82,978
PostMaster 1 Master's Degree Awarded (Limited to a 2 year appointment) $41.86 $87,069
BS+3 or MS+0 Master's Degree awarded & accepted and enrolled in a Doctorate Program $41.86 $87,069
PostMaster 2

Master's Degree awarded and completion of 1 year as a LANL Post Master's Intern
(Post Master's limited to a 2 year appointment)

$42.44 $88,282
BS+4 or MS+1 Satisfactory progress towards doctoral degree (e.g. dissertation/thesis work --1hr. minimum credit per semester)  $43.04 $89,526
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) $43.62 $90,730
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