Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Summer Institute

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We live in a world with a growing need to ensure the robustness and resilience of our nation’s infrastructure systems. Join our interdisciplinary teams strengthening the security and resilience of our nation at LLNL.

What is the Cybersecurity and Critical InfrastructureSummer Institute?

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is offering advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and recent Bachelor's and Master's level graduates (within one year of degree),the opportunity to join the Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Summer Institute (CSI) for an internship. You will work on topics related to promoting the resilience of our nation’s infrastructure against cyber, physical, and natural threats and hazards. CSI brings together students and experts in cybersecurity, power systems, and infrastructure systems engineering and analysis to collaborate on creative and novel solutions.

This summer internship program provides you with the opportunity to learn and allows you to use your ideas, passions, and skills to explore and develop innovative technologies and approaches that enhance the resiliency of U.S. infrastructure.

LLNL is a first-class laboratory for science and technology, creating solutions to the toughest issues in national and global security. Successfully meeting these challenges requires new, game-changing discoveries. Diverse teams of computer scientists, engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, and other researchers work together to achieve technical innovations and scientific breakthroughs, then transform those advances into real-world solutions.

Why this summer program?

This is an opportunity to work with our Staff Scientists and Engineers on national security problems. As a CSI intern, you’ll work with LLNL scientists and engineers who are recognized experts in their field and will guide you as mentors. Students work with interdisciplinary teamson diverse, challenging projects that contribute to LLNL’s national security mission. CSI also facilitates engagement and technical development through a program of technical, career development, and networking activities to help prepare students for careers tackling the most complex problems.

Read more about LLNL’s cybersecurity efforts

What else will you do?

In addition to individual project work with your mentor, you'll be able to participate in CSI seminars and short courses, such as:

  • Incident Response
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Malware Analysis
  • Network/Protocol Analysis
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Power System Modeling
  • Infrastructure Modeling and Simulation Tools
  • Risk Analysis Frameworks
  • Technical writing and briefing

You'll also participate in the CSI Capture-the-Flag competition, where teams of students work together to practice their skills and solve weekly challenges.

2024 Summer  Internships