national_Lab_Internship-Photo-2Over the next five years, the CVT will deliver new instruments and methods for nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and arms control treaty verification. We will educate more than 60 Bachelors, Masters, and Ph. D. students (CVT Fellows and CVT Associates) with the talent, training, and commitment to meet the current and emerging challenges in this field. These graduates will have strong ties to the national laboratory system thanks to the collaborative research projects in which they will be engaged. Each CVT Fellow at the Ph. D. level will participate in at least one national laboratory internship in the course of his or her fellowship. The available mentors and projects at the national laboratories are listed below.


Brookhaven National Lab

Available projects include: (1) Radiation Detection Materials (2) CZT-based Instruments for Spectroscopy and Imaging (3) Thermal Neutron Imaging Systems.

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Available projects include but are not limited to: (1) Correlated Data in Fission Events (2) Compact Quasi-Monoenergetic Photon Source and (3) Assessing Impact of Monoenergetic Photon Sources on Nonproliferation Applications. (click on profile to see project details)

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Available projects include but are not limited to: (1) Geophysical Monitoring – Bill Walters, (2) Development of New Materials for Radiation Detection – Natalia Zaitseva, (3) Radiation Detection Materials and Devices – Steve Payne

Los Alamos National Lab

Nestled in the mountains of beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is dedicated to solving national security challenges through scientific excellence. Learn more about the lab’s mission and career opportunities here: The following projects represent a sample of 2016 internship opportunities at LANL, but many more projects are available. If you are a CVT student interested in interning at LANL but don’t see a project listed that aligns with your research goals, please contact James Christopher Miller ( for more information.

Oak Ridge National Lab

Project include but are not limited to (1) Fast-Neutron Coded-Aperture Imaging, (2) Cloud Architecture/Data Analytics, Power Grid Security/Signals, and Uncertainty Quantification/Quantitative Imaging, and (3) Radiation Detection Materials and Isotopic Analysis Algorithms

Pacific Northwest National Lab

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our researchers within National Security at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) focus on delivering high-impact, science-based, practical solutions to our clients to prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Sandia National Lab

Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. Reviewed and approved for Unlimited Release SAND2014-20441 O


Argonne National Lab