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High Performance Computing Intern Career Resources

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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

Undergraduate Student
Job Number: IRC68494

Post Bachelor Intern
Job Number: IRC68496

Graduate Student
Job Number: IRC68495

Post Masters Intern
Job Number: IRC68493

Computer System, Cluster and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI)
  • The Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) is a focused technical enrichment program for students currently engaged in computer science, computer engineering, or similar major
  • The primary objective of the CSCNSI is to provide a thorough introduction to the techniques and practices of cluster computing
  • The CSCNSI is executed as a paid ten-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
External Internship Grants
Intern Salaries
Undergraduate Scientist/Researcher Salary Structure Salaries
  Hourly Annual
HS+3 Completion of third academic year and/or a minimum of 72 semester hours  (15 hours must be upper-division coursework) $20.18 $41,988
HS+4 Completion of fourth academic year and/or a minimum of 96 semester hours $24.10 $50,124
Postbacc Bachelors Degree Awarded   (Limited to a 1-2 year appointment) $26.40 $54,912
Graduate Scientist/Researcher Salary Structure Salaries
    Hourly Annual
BS+0 Bachelors Degree Awarded Accepted/Enrolled in a Graduate Program $26.74 $55,614
BS+1 Completion of one academic year and/or a minimum of 12 hours of Graduate coursework $28.18 $58,604
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) $30.48 $63,388
PostMaster Masters Degree Awarded (Limited to a 1-2 year appointment) $31.91 $66,378
BS+3 or MS+0 Masters Degree awarded & accepted and enrolled in a Doctorate Program $31.91 $66,378
BS+4 or MS+1 Satisfactory progress towards doctoral degree (e.g. dissertation/thesis work --1hr. minimum credit per semester) $33.64 $69,966
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) $35.08 $72,956
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