DOE Laboratory Practicum
The practicum (research experience) is a unique opportunity for DOE NNSA SSGF fellows to work in a DOE national laboratory setting. This experience offers fellows rare insight into how their scientific interests can be used to further research critical to the nation, and allows them to work with some of the most respected scientists in the world.
The practicum, which spans a minimum of one 12-week period, can be completed at one of the following laboratories: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (California), Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico) or Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico or California).
Fellows use the practicum experience as a time to learn new skills and expand research capabilities outside of their thesis study area. This research experience is typically completed during the summer, but can be accomplished at any time within the first two years of the fellowship. Fellows receive appropriate travel reimbursement and an additional financial allowance to cover extra expenses during the practicum.
Upon request, fellows have the opportunity to participate in an optional second practicum. This affords interested individuals a chance to spend time at a different DOE laboratory working on a research project of interest.
Read about the four practicum sites.