Today at Berkeley Lab

Fall Intern Poster Session on Dec. 6

The work of 21 interns who spent the fall participating in the BLUR, CCI, and SULI internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 6. The interns, who were hosted by Workforce Development & Education, worked with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

Jan. 17-18 Internship Preparatory Workshop

This free two-day workshop held at Berkeley Lab is intended to prepare potential Workforce Development & Education interns through an immersive experience, giving a sense of the breadth of research, world class scientific instruments, and Berkeley Lab culture. Apply here. Applications due Nov. 30.

Applications Now Open for WD&E Summer 2019 Internships

Applications are open for all Workforce Development & Education (WD&E) summer 2019 internship programs. Opportunities are available for undergraduates, postbaccalaureates, graduate students, and faculty. Please encourage students and colleagues to apply. Go here for more information on WD&E internship programs.

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All Lab employees now have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 6,000 courses.

Go to and log in with your Berkeley Lab LDAP. For any access issues contact [email protected].

Workforce Development & Education Launches New Website

The Workforce Development & Education office has launched a new website. Go here for more information on internships, mentoring, visits, and events. Check out the new Intern Spotlight page.

Lab Assists With City of Oakland Summer ‘Science Week’ Camp for Kids

In June, volunteers from various Lab areas led a variety of outdoor activities for kids — from inspecting fireflies to mixing dry ice — all aimed at teaching the basics of scientific inquiry. Science Week is part of Oakland’s Town Camp, an eight-week enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12. Colette Flood of the Lab’s Workforce Development and Education helped to create the program. Go here for more on the camp and a photo feature.

Workshop for BLISS Science Outreach Volunteers on Sept. 18 and 26

Employees interested in sharing science with kids at Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development centers are invited to attend training workshops on Tuesday, Sept. 18, or Wednesday, Sept. 26. Participants will learn to lead hands-on science activities in outdoor settings. Register here. Lunch provided.

WD&E’s Colette Flood Honored at Town Camp Appreciation Awards

Colette Flood, manager of Workforce Development and Education (WD&E), was honored by Oakland Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development with a “First Believers” award. Flood and WD&E were recognized for exemplifying “the true spirit of Town Camp by providing materials, professional development, and Lab volunteers to support Science Week.” Science Week was part of the city’s Town Camp summer camp program.

iCLEM Cohort Concludes Summer Research at JBEI

The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (iCLEM), the Joint BioEnergy Institute’s flagship outreach program, recently concluded with student presentations and poster presentations by the teachers who assisted in the program. Photos of the celebration are available here. Students shared highlights of their experience at JBEI here.

High School Intern Is Posit-ive About Coding

Sanjana Shah is about to start her senior year in high school after completing her second summer internship with the Lab’s Computing Sciences Summer Student program. While working with Computing Sciences’ David Donofrio, she developed her own algorithms to help evaluate Posit, a new number format that has the potential to quickly and accurately crunch big data sets for simulations processed at NERSC. More>