underGraduate Research Educational Academic Traineeships in Nuclear Science (GREAT-NS) @ Berkeley Lab
The underGraduate Research Educational Academic Traineeships in Nuclear Science (GREAT-NS) @ Berkeley Lab program is a paid undergraduate internship program taking place at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), San Jose State University (SJSU), the University of California, Merced (UCM) and the University of California, Riverside (UCR). GREAT-NS fellows will be mentored through a 1-year traineeship program in Nuclear Science by Berkeley Lab scientists, professors at SJSU, UCM and UCR and will make contributions to leading research in:
Low energy nuclear structure
Medical isotope production
Fundamental properties of neutrinos
Nuclear physics for applications in nuclear and homeland security and proliferation detection
Synthesis of new elements
Relativistic heavy ion physics
Target production for nuclear physics
Trainees will not only have the chance to work side-by-side in world-leading research groups, but will also be given the resources and opportunities to form connections with their fellow trainees, and also to network broadly in the field of nuclear science. Additionally, the Traineeship program includes a series of introductory sessions to learn the basics of nuclear science and the tools used, before signing on to a specific project.
Workforce Development & Education (WD&E) will also welcome GREAT-NS interns into Berkeley Lab’s larger internship community. GREAT-NS interns will attend weekly meetings that teach them valuable professional development skills and help them network with interns across Divisions. At the end of the term, they will participate in a Lab-wide poster session and share their results with peers and mentors.