Sandia National Laboratories Intern - CASA Software Simulation and Data Processing R&D Undergrad Co-op in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking R&D undergraduate Co-Op Student Interns for either the Spring 2018 semester, the Spring 2018 semester joined with the Summer 2018 term, the Summer 2018 term joined with the Fall 2018 semester, or just the Fall 2018 semester.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Join existing project teams in designing, developing, implementing, testing, and delivering advanced data processing and exploitation software for complex, real-time analysis systems that support remote sensing (both space-based and ground-based)
  • Work in a collaborative and learning environment and assume significant responsibilities for assisting in the development of first-of-a-kind software solutions and data exploitation methods to solve challenging technical problems for national security needs
  • Engineer software that supports capture, analysis, representation, and dissemination of information to support decision-making

Skills within the center include: systems analysis and engineering; software engineering and development; data analysis, interrogation, and exploitation; advanced digital signal processing; geophysics and seismology; modeling and simulation; development for Multicore and GPU; and algorithm development and implementation.


You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

  • Undergraduate student at an accredited university
  • Enrolled full time in the term immediately preceding the internship
  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
  • Registration with the university's co-op office
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week
  • U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent
  • Must have completed at least the first year of this degree program by the start of the desired internship period


  • Must have completed at least the second year of this degree program by the start of the desired internship period
  • Completed at least one prior internship relevant in your degree or field by the start of the desired internship period
  • Skills and experiences working in teams
  • Skills and experiences demonstrating leadership skills within team settings
  • Working knowledge and development experience with object-oriented software development languages (examples: Java, C++)
  • Working knowledge and development experience using UNIX/Linux and Windows Operating Systems
  • Experience or education in a subset of the following areas: user interfaces, scientific data visualization, systems engineering, distributed system design, data exploitation/mining/fusion algorithms and systems, digital signal processing, image processing, numerical analysis, modeling and simulation, relational databases, software and information technologies and environments (e.g., Matlab, STK, UML, Oracle database), software development for multi-core/GPU/parallel computing
  • Experience in a subset of the following mission domains: ground systems, data centers, operations centers, remote sensing, sensor technologies, proliferation detection, monitoring and surveillance
  • Development experience creating scientific or engineering software applications
  • Development experience with large, complex systems development

Department Description:

The Next Generation Software Simulation and Data Processing department performs research and development to advance flexible, extensible, and robust large-scale software applications for remote sensing system-level simulation as well as real-time remote sensing ground station data processing that transform data to knowledge enabling our customers to take action with confidence.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT