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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Analytical and Materials Sciences - Technical Undergraduate Year-Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Year Round - Technical Undergraduate Intern to join our dynamic team! Besides contributing to critical national security related work in a well-paid professional environment, you will get hands on experience on several state of the art chemistry tools, learn how to gather data and report it in a professional manner, work in teams, and appreciate the impact of chemistry and materials science in making things work. The experience and knowledge you will gain will help you in your professional life, be it in a job at Sandia or elsewhere, or in graduate school

What you will learn, what your job will be like, and what you will get out of it

  • You will be trained on use of analytical chemistry and polymer characterization equipment such as scintillation counters, DMA, DSC, TMA, TGA, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy

  • You will then be trained on gathering data on these tools on materials and chemicals of interest, and then on how to analyze and report the data

  • When you attain enough confidence and knowledge, you will be given responsibility for gathering and reporting this data to your staff mentors, and customers

  • As you prove your reliability and increase your value to the team, staff may engage you in their R&D projects

  • As your interests in the work solidifies and your knowledge grows, you may be entrusted with small research or problem-solving projects of your own


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.


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.


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

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in a related 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

  • U.S. citizenship

    Department Description:

Analytical and Materials Sciences (AMS), Department 07576 is a part of Component Science, Engineering and Production Center, Organization 7500. The Centeris responsible for the research, design, qualification, production, and surveillance of over one hundred products across three product lines: power sources, explosives, and neutron generators. The products support both Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Partnership Program customers. Our products utilize ceramics, metals, polymers and thin films with gas loading to make devices that operate at the limits of materials performance. Materials related issues can limit the performance of existing devices and must be fully understood before implementing new designs. AMS laboratories and staff employ a suite of materials, chemistry and surface characterization tools (optical, SEM, XRD, Auger, XPS, FIB, FTIR, Raman, DMA, DTA, ICP-OES/MS, XRF, Impedance Spectroscopy, and several high resolution mass specs) for providing critical data to our customers, solving problems and creating fundamental understanding of materials effects relevant to the mission with a focus on neutron generator related issues. The research environment is dynamic with projects spanning processing, joining, mechanical, chemical and electrical testing of materials, and multi-material systems. The high-impact team of talented staff and technologists have advanced degrees in Materials, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The work of the department is mix of problem-solving activities, advanced characterization of new and legacy materials, and forward-looking research. The department participates, manages and leads several collaborative projects with staff within Sandia, other national labs and universities. Our current collaborators include PSU, USU, PNNL, SRNL, LANL, LLNL, ORNL, Omega-LLE, AFRL and some commercial entities.

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 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:*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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


  • Freshman or Sophomore's in chemistry, materials, bio-chemistry, chemical engineering or related fields

  • Ability to work in our labs on site at SNL-Albuquerque for up to 20 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

    Job ID: 678801