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Sandia National Laboratories Intern- Advanced Special Communications Systems R&D Undergraduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking an Intern Summer - R&D Undergrad

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

  • Contribute to system development, laboratory testing, field testing, and other activities in support of developing advanced RF systems across a diverse frequency range (VHF-EHF) and signaling protocols and waveforms for real-world technology applications


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:

  • The Advanced Special Communications Systems Department is seeking a summer or year round engineer intern whose study, interest, and experience include RF circuit design, troubleshooting, testing, and digital communications signaling and waveform development


  • Experience with embedded software development or FPGA design is desired
  • Experience in designing miniaturized RF electronics, RF frequency filters, and understanding of low signal-to-noise environments
  • Experience in use of RF related test and measurement equipment such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and RF power meters as well as standard electronics test and measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes and DVMs

Department Description:

The Advanced Special Communications Systems department specializes in technologies enabling the relay of signals from, or into difficult environments. This includes miniature transponders, specialized radars, and advanced signal processing for sponsors in the emerging threats, military, intelligence, and materials control areas. Design expertise include: microwave circuits and RF systems, digital FPGA's, embedded software, microcontrollers, and high performance computing platforms for signal processing.

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*

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*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.