Sandia National Laboratories Intern - SEERI Program Pulsed Power Science and Technology R&D Graduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico
We are seeking an Intern Summer - R&D Grad to participate in the Science of Extreme Environments Research & Innovation (SEERI) Program at Sandia.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Participate in small teams and perform work on the aspects of building, testing and analyzing modular pulsed power systems under development at Sandia. These include linear transformer driver (LTD), charged cable-driven and impedance-matched generator (IMG) systems. The other area of work is characterizing the physical behavior of the flow of extremely high levels of electrical power in the Z machine’s vacuum section. Opportunities include hands-on work in the laboratory to develop technologies and diagnostics, as well as computational modeling. Modeling topics include creating electrical circuit models of pulsed power systems, analyzing pulsed power systems with circuit models, analysis of components and systems using electrostatic and electromagnetic models, analysis of vacuum systems, and plasma modeling. This is an opportunity to participate in developing the next generation of pulsed power technologies that could be used to achieve fusion ignition in the laboratory and create unprecedented states of matter.
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.
- Graduate student in electrical engineering, nuclear engineering or physics
- 3 months of research experience, or equivalent, of work in a pulsed power or plasma physics laboratory or facility, either performing hands-on work or modeling
- 6 months of research experience, or equivalent, of work in a pulsed power or plasma physics laboratory or facility, either performing hands-on work or modeling
- Experience in circuit modeling
- Experience in electromagnetics modeling
- Experience in plasma physics modeling
- Experience with vacuum systems
- DoD or DOE clearance
The Pulsed Power Accelerators Science and Technology Group develops and deploys pulsed power technologies for inertial confinement fusion, charged particle beam accelerators and z-pinch and dynamic material compression pulsed power drivers and for National Security applications. This Group maintains Sandia as the recognized world's leader in terawatt to petawatt fast pulsed power technology.
The Science of Extreme Environments Research & Innovation (SEERI) Program philosophy is to foster the search for future researchers, engineers, and operators in radiation effects, pulsed power, and high energy density sciences. SEERI works to help cultivate an environment to excite and attract talented future scientists, physicists, and engineers within in these disciplines by maximizing engaging opportunities to contribute to the nation through the unique access to facilities, resources, and broad programs found only at Sandia National Laboratories. Students are offered hands on flexible, challenging, interesting, and cutting edge research opportunities while being mentored by Sandia National Laboratories scientists and engineers. These hands on experiences are supplemented with technical seminars and facility tours which expose students to the broad range of engineering and scientific disciplines represented at Sandia. Student Interns are provided the opportunity and encouraged to present their work and accomplishments to their peers and the Sandia scientific community every August. In some cases, students are asked to present their work at professional conferences.
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.
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.
Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT