Undergraduate Education Program

The LLE Undergraduate Education Program enables students to engage in mission-critical science and engineering. The unique work opportunities the LLE has to offer are well suited to provide training, while helping to fill the critical future workforce needs of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at all levels, including operators, technicians, and scientists. Undergraduate students pursuing degree programs in related science and engineering fields are welcome to apply.

Laboratory for Laser Energetics Internship

  • Workforce, Research, and Career-Building Opportunities
    • Full-time, Part-Time, Co-Op, REU, and Summer Opportunities

For those interested in pursuing a future connection to the LLE through admission to Arts, Science, and Engineering degree programs at the University of Rochester, please visit the University of Rochester’s Undergraduate Admissions Website.

Please reach out to Laura Kappy, LLE Education Program Director to submit your resume, and for more information .

A Unique University Research and Education Center for HEDP, Fusion, and High-Power Lasers

LLE is a world-leading university-based laboratory of scale with activities focused on laser fusion, high-energy-density physics (HEDP), laser and optics sciences and engineering, and education for the future workforce in these areas.
The lasers at LLE are the largest in any academic setting and are the major user facility in the world for HEDP with over 400 users and over 85 institutions conducting research at LLE. The quality of research has recently been highlighted by the 2018 Nobel prize in physics awarded for research done at LLE.

Semyon Papernov with his students in his Nanometrology class wearing white lab coats
Jeremy Hassett with a software application he wrote to aid engineers and scientists at LLE with diffraction-grating system design and analysis