Cybersecurity Summer Institute

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We live in a digital world with a growing need for cybersecurity experts. Become part of the teams strengthening the security and resilience of our nation at LLNL.

What is the Cybersecurity Summer 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 Summer Institute (CSI) for an internship. You will work on topics related to cybersecurity that are broadly applicable to LLNL’s national security concerns.

This 12-week 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 cybersecurity threats.

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 real scientists and engineers who are recognized experts in their field and will guide you as mentors. Mentors propose project ideas and activities related to today’s computer security issues and technically relevant to LLNL’s national security mission. 

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:

  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyber Systems Analysis
  • Incident Response
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Malware Analysis
  • Network/Protocol Analysis
  • Reverse Engineering

You'll also participate in the CSI Grand Challenge, where teams of students will work together to develop and present a system of solving hard problems relevant to LLNL's Mission.

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