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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Deputy 8801 CHRES - R&D Undergraduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Summer - R&D Undergraduate Intern from CHRES university partners to join our dynamic team for an internship in summer of 2022.

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

  • Work collaboratively with R&D staff with developmental research, analysis of technology and engineering options, project design, testing, formulating conclusions, data collection and analyzing experimental

  • Develop models for specific energy systems

  • Apply models to analyze specific energy systems

  • Analyze data from experimental testing related to specific energy systems

  • Apply total systems models for hybrid energy systems


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 (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 Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must be currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring 2022) in an accredited undergraduate program in science, engineering, and/or math at one of the university partners in the Consortium for Hybrid Energy Systems (CHRES): Universidad Ana G. Mendez – Gurabo Campus, Gurabo, PR; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR; University of Texas – El Paso, El Paso, TX. Candidates selected for an internship will be placed in the Applied Energy Program and in a related R&D area befitting the candidate’s education, experience, and interest. The placement determination is made by the Hiring Manager, but candidates should express a first and second area of interest from the one of our energy program areas described in Energy research directly related to addressing climate change is an area of great interest.


  • General knowledge of technical principles and processes

  • Understand the use of a variety of research tools

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to contribute in a team environment

  • General knowledge of project management

  • General knowledge and good understanding of a suite of software, including Microsoft Office

  • Demonstrate strong skills within their degree discipline

  • Demonstrate ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form

    Department Description:

Since the 1970’s the Sandia applied energy research have played a key role in advancing energy technologies and related technologies such as renewable power (wind, solar, water, geothermal), fossil energy, nuclear energy, energy storage, energy delivery systems, biofuels, hydrogen. Our efforts focus on enabling a resilient and sustainable energy future through innovations in performance, efficiency, safety, security, environmental compatibility, and lifecycle cost across the entire energy chain: prospecting, production, conversion, transmission/distribution, end-use, and waste disposal. Sandia’s applied energy programs, primarily sponsored by the US Department of Energy, involve extensive partnerships with U.S. industry, universities, and other research institutions. Our diverse and inter-disciplinary team works in a safe and inclusive environment, leveraging world-class capabilities and laboratory facilities.

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:

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.