Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Rad Hard Advanced Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) Technology R&D Undergrad Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico


An opening currently exists for an exceptional undergraduate student candidate to conduct leading edge research in the area of advanced complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology. This research will support Sandia’s efforts in microelectronics for next-generation systems. In particular, this research aims to advance the understanding of reliability and radiation effects in advanced technologies. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to reduce data and model transistor-level device parameters. He or she will work closely with researchers at Sandia and our partners to uncover new insights and pursue publication of important results.


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

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing a degree in Engineering, Physics, or related Science, Engineering, and Mathematcis field
  • Basic experience with one or more common programming languages commonly used for programming and data analysis (c++, MATLAB, Python, etc)


  • Experience with relational data structures, organization, and analysis
  • Strong experimental background in a laboratory environment
  • Background in semiconductor device physics and solid state physics with a background in carrier transport
  • Simulation background in any of the common TCAD (Silvaco, Synopsys) suites
  • Organizational skills as well as the ability to interact well in a team environment are critical

Department Description:

Responsible for developing, integrating, characterizing, and ensuring the reliability of radiation-hardened microelectronics fabricated in the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) facilities. Advanced device development activities are also a significant part of the team's work, focusing on end-of-the roadmap technologies such as resistive memories, optoelectronics, and heterogeneous integration.

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 with amazing impact 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, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT