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Complete your thesis research in the U.S. while getting paid


Research Visits at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico, USA

Interested in working on topics in the areas of scholarly communication, web archiving, and system interoperability? Curious about an innovative work environment in the Research Library of a U.S. national laboratory? Eager to explore the New Mexico high-altitude desert?

The Data & Knowledge Engineering Group cooperates with the Research Library at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to offer Master and Ph.D. students paid research internships in New Mexico, USA. 

  • Eligibility: MS and Ph.D. students enrolled at the University of Wuppertal

  • Duration: Usually 6 months but there is some flexibility

  • Topics: Collaboratively decided by the student, supervisors at the University of Wuppertal, and the supervisor at LANL

  • Timing: Plan at least 6 months ahead! Visa requirements for the US and LANL processing take time.



As a student intern, you will be part of the Research and Prototyping Team led by Martin Klein in the LANL Research Library.

The team explores various aspects of scholarly communication and open science in the digital age. The team’s efforts mainly focus on information infrastructure, information interoperability, and long-term persistence of the scholarly record. For example, they lead the development and standardization of interoperability frameworks such as Memento, to access past versions of the web resources, ResourceSync, to synchronize repository systems, and Signposting, to help machines navigate scholarly communications infrastructure on the web.

Current efforts include the “Nucleus” project, where the team is implementing a collaborative research data management platform based on a local installation of the Open Science Framework open source software and the “Scholarly Orphans” project, which focuses on web-centric approaches to archive scholarly artifacts.


The laboratory is located in Los Alamos, about 55 kilometers north-west of Santa Fe, the capitol of the State of New Mexico, and 160 kilometers north-east of Albuquerque. The area is commonly referred to as the American Southwest, known for Native American culture, Pueblos, rugged mountain ranges, national parks and monuments, markets, festivals, and the arts.


Applications can be submitted at anytime. But plan at least 6 months of processing time. 

With the support of your supervisors at the University of Wuppertal, send a 1-2 page cover letter detailing your interest in an internship at LANL together with a research project proposal to Bela Gipp

zuletzt bearbeitet am: 18.01.2021