Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) offered three student internships out of a total of nine in the nation to CSRC students in 2016. Neelam Patel was fortunate to receive one of those internships. Please read about her following experience interning at the prestigious research facility: “It was a great experience… The lab is located in the small town of Los Alamos, NM. The Parallel Computing Summer Research Internship (PCSRI) was a great way to learn about high performance computing (HPC) for those with little or no experience in the field. During the internship, we worked on large-scale scientific codes and were able to run code on some of the newest architectures that would otherwise not be available to us. In the process, we gained experience in dealing with HPC systems and programming methods. The PCSRI mentors were very knowledgeable in their respective fields and there was much to learn from them. This research experience enhanced both my knowledge and interest in HPC.”