NSSC Summer Programs for 2021

NSSC LANL Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program

June 21st – August 13th 2021 – The NSSC-LANL Summer Program is an eight-week extended research internship hosted by the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The program provides a survey of the national laboratory activities and mission space, focused research projects with a strong connection to nonproliferation science and technology, and a companion symposium series linking nuclear security science, technology, and policy. Students will have broad exposure to LANL, access to mentors from LANL and SNL, and opportunities for lab-directed research in physics, nuclear engineering and nonproliferation, intelligence and space research, international and applied technology, applied physics, national security, and more.

More info here. Applications have closed for Summer 2021. Check back next year for updates.


NSSC GWU Boot Camp on Nuclear Security Policy

June 14 – 18, 2021, held online. The Boot Camp is a unique, week-long course on all aspects of nuclear security policy. Taught by experts and policymakers largely from Washington, DC, the program offers unbeatable learning and networking opportunities including:

  • classes with internationally recognized nuclear security policy experts,
  • talks from experts in a variety of nuclear policy sectors, and
  • discussion with key stakeholders in nuclear policy.

Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis but we encourage candidates to submit their materials by April 5 to ensure full consideration of their candidacy. More info here.


Optional NSSC Summer Programs

The Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Boot Camp, hosted by the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at UC San Diego, will be held from July 25 – August 4, 2021. The summer workshop-in-residence at UC San Diego, known as the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Boot Camp, aims to give participants the knowledge and analytic tools to contribute to the debate on future U.S. nuclear policy. The boot camp features lectures, discussions, debates and policy simulations. Participants attend talks by distinguished researchers, academics, policy officials and operational specialists from leading universities, the National Laboratories, international organizations, government agencies dealing with nuclear threats, command and control, international safeguards, nonproliferation strategies and other nuclear issues. View agendas from previous years here.

All info on this summer program is available here: https://igcc.ucsd.edu/training/ppnt/index.html

Info on programs held prior to 2021 is available here.