Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Research and Applications of Mechanics of Structures (RAMS) R&D Graduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Research and Applications of Mechanics of Structures (RAMS) Institute at Sandia is seeking highly qualified graduate students pursuing relevant degrees in mechanical, civil, or aerospace engineering and research interests in Solid Mechanics, Shock Physics, Material Mechanics, or similar disciplines to support on-going programs during the summer of 2018. Students having completed at least one year of study in pursuit of a Master’s or Ph.D. degrees are preferred, but students in transition from undergraduate to graduate programs will be considered space permitting. Successful candidates will be assigned a staff mentor and work as part of a team of undergraduate and graduate interns from across the United States. Students will be challenged to conduct both independent and group work, to mentor undergraduate interns, and to periodically present their work to staff and management.
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
- Earned bachelor's degree
- Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
- 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 graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.
- GPA of at least 3.7 on 4.0 scale
- Eligibility for an L Clearance
Sponsored by Sandia’s Engineering Sciences Center, the Research and Applications of Mechanics of Structures (RAMS) Institute provides students an opportunity to work with outstanding technical staff in providing engineering solutions to national security mission deliverables. Institute participants will research, develop, and apply computational capabilities to define mechanical environments and simulate response of complex structural systems subjected to extreme loading conditions.
Students work in a collaborative environment and participate in frequent technical and team building activities throughout their internship, including career discussions, tours, and invited speakers. Students are assigned to projects and mentors through a process that matches their interests to on-going projects. Depending on interests, some students may also participate in the Nonlinear Mechanics and Dynamics (NOMAD) Research Institute or the Nuclear Weapon (NW) SPRINT design competition in addition to their main project work.
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: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
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.
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