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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Electrical Surety Analysis - R&D Graduate Year-Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about solving electrical engineering problems? Then join this diverse team that helps tackle some of the most ambitious issues facing the nation’s security!

The Electrical Surety Analysis organization, 02934, is seeking an R&D Electrical Engineering Graduate Intern to work on analog and mixed signal circuit and/or electromagnetic research and development. We apply modeling and analysis to characterize sophisticated, high consequence nuclear deterrence systems. We consult customers on a range of ambitious electrical system, board, and device level design issues to assure performance and safety goals across nuclear deterrence programs.

On any given day, one may be called upon to:

  • Research device and circuit technologies’ performance in extreme environments

  • Analyze Electromagnetic coupling of Lightning, ESD, EMR, and other environments into complex, high consequence systems.

  • Develop new cutting-edge modeling and analysis techniques

  • Build deep technical understanding of multi-physics problems

  • Apply electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) principles to improve and qualify designs and guide and interpret test results.

  • Apply state of the art EDA tools and/or computational electromagnetics tools to high impact, high visibility electrical engineering problems

  • Support the maturation of futuristic and innovative electrical designs for ND systems

Posting Duration:

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.

Qualifications We Require:

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

  • Earned bachelor's degree

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizenship

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Graduate coursework in analog circuits or Electromagnetics

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Good interpersonal, communication, and oral presentation skills

  • Experience with industry EM modeling tools (CST, COMSOL, ANSYS Maxwell),

  • Experience with circuit modeling tools (Mentor Graphics, Cadence),

  • Experience with computational and numerical analysis tools (Matlab, C++, Python, etc.)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE clearance

About Our Team:

The Electrical Surety Analysis Department delivers electrical circuit and electromagnetic engineering, modeling, and analysis solutions focused on meeting our customers' safety, security, and reliability goals. We specialize in analysis of complex electrical system and component behavior to answer questions regarding performance, safety, sensitivity, aging, and environmental effects. Our analyses support challenging design or production goals and enhance the technical basis of current systems, and can be used to supplement existing prototyping, redesign, or trouble-shooting processes. Benefits include improved insight into physical phenomena, optimization of difficult or expensive testing, reduced cycle time, and resolution of anomalies, leading to increased confidence in engineered products.

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 Q-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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


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.

Job ID: 685195