Sandia National Laboratories Intern - AO Sensing & EC Engineering 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:

  • Perform experimental work employing some of the techinques listed in the desired qualifications listing
  • Review the literature for novel approaches to solve electrochemical problems
  • Work closely with staff to ensure safe lab operations
  • Write reports and presentations based on your experiemental findings


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

Additional Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrochemistry, or a related discipline

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.


Previous experimental experience in one or more of the following:

  • Electrochemical experimental skills and experience with potentiostat/galvanostats, electroanalytical techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, poteniostatic or galvanostatic methods, impedance spectroscopy, electrodeposition techniques, anodization techniques, and/or corrosion science
  • Materials characterization skills and experience with optical, SEM, and/or TEM microscopy, XRD crystallography, EDS, XPS, Raman, FTIR, and/or XRF chemical composition, mechanical property testing procedures such as pull, nano-indentation, and/or adhesion, ellipsometry, or AFM surface sciences
  • Analytical chemistry skills and experience with capillary electrophoresis, chromatography, differential scanning calorimetry, GC, GC-MS, ICP-MS, HPLC, NMR, dynamic light scattering, zeta potential, pH, ion-sensitive electrodes, or titrations
  • Experience with organic chemical synthesis, inorganic chemical synthesis, or physical vapor deposition

Department Description:

The Physics-Based Microsystems Department leverages a diverse capability set to provide science and technology products to enhance Sandia's national security missions. The department includes a broad set of expertise including atomic physics, micro-optics, and electrochemistry and electroforming. As part of the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility, we provide solutions including atomic physics based sensors; atom and ion trapping devices and systems; unique diffractive, sub-wavelength and micro-optical components and systems; critical electrochemical materials processes; and unparalleled micro-machined devices. In addition to work for internal Sandia organizations, we have an established record of successful engagement with external customers.

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*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. 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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. 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.

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.