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Sandia National Laboratories Intern- Applied Nuclear Technologies R&D Undergraduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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We are seeking an Intern Summer - R&D Undergrad

The position entails working in and supporting operations in Tech Area V which consists of two research reactors, the Annular Core Research Reactor and the Critical Experiments Reactor, an Auxiliary Hot Cell Facility for waste processing, a Gamma Irradiation Facility, and a Radiation Metrology Laboratory. Qualified candidates will work under supervision and mentorship of applied physics research staff toassist in various technical assignments related to the operations, maintenance, and configuration management of nuclear facilities and associated experimental activities. Applicants will be expected to learn some computer coding and solve real world problems using scientific and mathematical methods.

On any given day you may be called to:

  • Perform analysis in support of irradiation effects research
  • Provide Research and Development support for reactor operations, radiation effects experiments, radiation dosimetry, and critical assembly technical design
  • Provide Research and Development support for key nuclear safety systems and experimental equipment

Required:

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
  • Applicants must be officially accepted into a Tribal College & University ( http://www.aihec.org/who-we-serve/TCUmap.cfm ) or officially transitioned from a TCU feeder school & accepted into an associated mainstream university in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) discipline

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

Desired: Department Description:

As part of the Radiation & Electrical Sciences Center, the Applied Nuclear Technologies Department (1384) explores, develops, and applies physics and engineering principles to many areas of nuclear and radiation technology. The department develops and qualifies dosimetry for mixed neutron/gamma environments, designs and conducts experiments that are used in the development and validation of models describing neutron/gamma production and transport, and supports modeling, simulation, and experiments as part of the Qualification Alternatives to the Sandia Pulse Reactor (QASPR) program. Staff in the department develops, validates, and applies a state-of-the-art multi-physics code (NuGET) that describes the production and transport of neutrons and gammas and their interactions with materials, components, and systems. The department develops and performs nuclear criticality benchmark experiments for water based uranium systems. The department directly supports DSW activities with analyses that define requirements and experiments that provide qualification evidence for components and systems in Hostile and Fratricide radiation environments. The department works closely with the Nuclear Facilities Operations Staff to tailor and characterize appropriate testing environments in the TA-V nuclear facilities to meet customer needs.

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*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 need to 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 clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to 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.

Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.

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.

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