Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Experimental Solid Mechanics and Structural Dynamics R&D Undergrad Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Engineering Sciences Center is seeking a student intern to contribute to the understanding of the dynamic behavior of small components to operational and laboratory environments. We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented individual that is capable of supporting programs in this technical area. The successful candidate will have a strong technical interest in experimental structural dynamics and will be responsible for setting up and performing experiments and processing the resulting data.

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

  • Assist staff members in structural dynamics, vibration, acoustics, shock or solid mechanics testing
  • Assist with process data or script processes using various software systems, including MatLab, Python, LabView, SolidWorks, etc.
  • Research current state of the art in these fields utilizing scientific literature
  • Plan and design experiments, write reports in PowerPoint or Word

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

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

Desired:

  • Experience in a vibration, acoustics, structural mechanics, materials science, modal, or structural dynamics laboratory
  • Students with 5 or more semesters of undergraduate education in engineering, physics, or a similar discipline
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • An ability to interact well with fellow technical workers of diverse technical backgrounds

Department Description:

The Experimental Solid Mechanics and Structural Dynamics Group, 01520, within the Engineering Sciences Center, 01500, simulates normal, abnormal, and hostile mechanical environments. Tailored and controlled tests are used to accurately characterize the structural response of small and large-scale systems. The work includes integration with environments engineering, advanced diagnostics, and computational analysis. This integrated capability supports applied and fundamental laboratory research and model validation, develops experimental methods and integrated environments, and characterizes the behavior of hardware within operational environments. Responsibilities span the research, development, qualification, and acceptance phases of a broad range of national security missions. These include the nuclear weapons deterrent, satellite assets, missile defense, conventional military technologies, infrastructure and energy security, and other applications.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

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.