What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking an Intern Year Round - Technical Undergrad
Are you a motivated undergraduate student in STEM interested in working side-by-side with world experts within Sandia’s Climate Security Center? Are you interested in solving challenges related to atmospheric and climate science, instrument development, field and laboratory measurements and many related fields at the DOE’s leading engineering R&D laboratory? Join Sandia, where we emphasize students’ growth in communication and teamwork through working in cross-disciplinary teams in support of Sandia’s overarching mission of delivering “Exceptional Service in the National Interest!”
Our Student Interns benefit from hands-on, flexible, and innovative research opportunities while being mentored by Sandia National Laboratories scientists and engineers.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Assist with the design and testing of mechanical and electrical components related to airborne operations of scientific instrumentation
Participate in tethered balloon flight operations
Design and fabricate 3D-printed parts, assemblies and enclosures for instrumentation
Assist in building cabling for DC power systems
Aid in constructing test equipment or conducting tests of instrumentation
This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.
NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:
If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.
If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.
Qualifications We Require:
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
Currently pursuing a degree in Engineering, Earth/Atmospheric Sciences, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited undergraduate program
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
Qualifications We Desire:
Type the list of Desired Skills
Familiarity with SolidWorks
Familiarity with 3D Printing
Familiarity with MATLAB
About Our Team:
The staff in the Atmospheric Sciences Department (8933) at Sandia National Laboratories have expertise in atmospheric measurements, instrumentation and balloon systems. The department supports the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program and is tasked with developing and supporting tethered balloon systems that are available to a wide variety of federal and academic users. The tethered balloon system consists of an advanced winch system that tethers a 22’ diameter balloon. The systems support many flight missions including national security, wind energy, marine energy, aerosol measurement, atmospheric research, biological sampling and radar calibration. A video demonstrating the tethered balloon system is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3u07giBLAE .
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
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
Generous vacations, strong medical 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.
Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.
Job ID: 689610
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- Generous Paid Time Off
- Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
- Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
- Wellness Programs
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- Vacation Buy Plan
- Telecommuting Arrangements*
*with management approval
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