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Intern - Exploratory ND Systems - Technical High School Year-Round

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693004

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a motivated High School Intern to support the Advanced and Exploratory Systems Group at Sandia National Laboratories. We offer an introductory experience to a world-renowned scientific and nuclear weapons laboratory in which you will work on cutting edge technologies under the mentorship of experienced staff members and researchers.

On a given day in this role, you will be trained and empowered to engage in hands-on laboratory work that could include electrical/mechanical device fabrication, soldering, 3D printing, and basic programming. You will have opportunities for additional learning experiences to grow your knowledge of Sandia, our mission, and the STEM disciplines. All we need from you is motivation and excitement to join our team!

Qualifications We Require:

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

  • Attending a local high school

  • Enrolled full time, as defined by the school

  • 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

  • Minimum 16 years of age

  • U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, asylees or refugees in the U.S.

Qualifications We Desire:

This technical internship position desires current high school students with a background or at least strong interest/competency in the following:

  • Electrical circuits and device fabrication

  • Printed circuit board contact soldering

  • CAD tools and usage

  • 3D printing

  • Laboratory experiment documentation

Helpful high school coursework includes:

Computer science or basic programming, CAD Design, Calculus, Physics, and STEM laboratory classes

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.

About Our Team:

The Exploratory Nuclear Deterrent Systems Department, 2436, is a National leader in threat informed nuclear weapon system concept design and technology assessment. We provide leadership to the Nuclear Deterrence portfolio at Sandia in order to complete new nuclear weapon concept exploration, guide necessary technology maturation, and demonstrate system integration for options that span the Technology Readiness Level scale. Department 2436 is a multidisciplinary engineering team with experience ranging from integrated hardware flight testing, nuclear weapon component design, program execution with external partners, early weapon program design, beyond horizon technologies, and strategic technology planning. We regularly interact with NNSA and our DOD partners to establish the Art of the Possible at Sandia.

We anticipate future deterrence needs and mitigate technical surprise on all timescales of interest to National Security.

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: 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:

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 693004

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Benefits

  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

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