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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Computational Multiscale R&D Undergraduate Year Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking an undergraduate student intern to work in the area of computational mechanics, modeling and simulation.

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

  • Carry out simulations for the prediction of mechanical response using high-performance finite element software on parallel computing platforms
  • Assess the accuracy and performance of software tools for computational mechanics
  • Process simulation results and document findings
  • Collaborate with team members for the improvement of engineering analysis tools


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

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time 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 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Ability to execute software programs and manage corresponding data files within a Linux operating environment
  • Experience processing experimental or computational data and documenting results
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with fellow technical workers of diverse backgrounds


  • General knowledge of differential equations and numerical solution techniques
  • Experience in an engineering laboratory setting
  • Knowledge of approaches for materials modeling
  • Software development experience

Department Description:

The Computational Multiscale Department develops advanced materials simulation capabilities ranging from electronic and atomistic scales to the continuum engineering scale that utilize high-performance computational methods to solve currently intractable problems of national importance. The department is involved in national security and nuclear energy modeling/simulation initiatives. The department also leads efforts to develop peridynamics and non-local gradient free methods for solid mechanics applications involving fracture, failure, and fragmentation.

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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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.