Dr. G. Robert Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program

June 17 - August 9, 2024



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The Dr. G. Robert Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program offers an opportunity to learn about how game-changing science, engineering, and technology are applied to reduce the dynamic threats of nuclear proliferation.

Research Internship

Students spend the majority of their time working either individually or in small teams with a LANL staff member on a research project that has a strong connection to nuclear security science and nonproliferation.

Seminars, Tours, Hands-On Training

Weekly enrichment in nuclear nonproliferation concepts and R&D efforts to include hands-on training and technical tours will provide broad exposure to the LANL mission space.

  • Hands-on training at the LANL safeguards laboratory where all IAEA inspectors train
  • Tour of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) Accelerator as well as the Proton Radiography facility
  • Tour of the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility, critical to performing tests that can assess the nation’s nuclear stockpile
  • Tours of various Sandia National Laboratories Facilities
  • Tours of various Atomic and Nuclear Museums (Los Alamos, Albuquerque)


The program is designed for students from the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium. NSSC students should contact their faculty advisor or the NSSC Program Manager to express interest in the program. A limited number of seats are available for students from outside the Consortium. Participants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in accredited full-time upper-level undergraduate or graduate programs in science & engineering or relevant fields. Preference will be given to graduate-level students.


Tuition is free for all accepted participants. Acceptance into the Summer Program comes with a standard paid internship, commensurate with academic level.