Intern - Future of Research for Climate, Earth, & Energy (FORCEE) - R&D Graduate Summer
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What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking motivated graduate students in STEM interested in pursuing their passion by working side-by-side with world experts at Sandia's Future Of Research for Climate, Earth and Energy (FORCEE) Intern Institute. Our interns take on challenges in decarbonization, infrastructure modernization, earth sciences, climate change, engineering, and many related fields at the DOE’s leading engineering R&D laboratory.
Our student interns are offered hands-on, flexible, and cutting-edge research opportunities while being mentored by Sandia National Laboratories scientists and engineers. These real-world experiences are supplemented with technical seminars and facility tours which give our students unique insight into the broad range of engineering and scientific disciplines represented at Sandia.
Students will be called upon to apply their skills in computer programming, machine learning, hands-on data collection and reduction, and integrated multi-physics simulation environments. Students will work collaboratively over the course of the internship with a mentor and affiliated team members to deliver high-impact results ultimately suitable for publication in leading technical journals and conferences. In addition to nurturing the development of analytical acumen, the FORCEE intern institute also emphasizes students’ growth in communication and teamwork through their work in cross-disciplinary teams in support of Sandia’s overarching mission of delivering “exceptional service in the national interest.”
On any given day you might be called on to:
Collect and analyze various data sets related to Geophysics, Geotechnology, Atmospheric Science, Geomechanics, Geochemistry, Geothermal Energy, subsurface technologies & Renewable Energy technologies, including wind and wave power, solar photovoltaics and concentrating solar
Present summer research at the end-of-summer student symposium
Collaborate on research papers, reports, and presentations.
Run existing modeling codes and developing new models and algorithms.
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 the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.
Qualifications We Desire:
Current graduate enrollment in an accredited STEM program at a U.S. (or qualifying territories) university
Written and oral proficiency in English
B.S. in mathematics, physics, earth sciences, computer science, or a related area
Enrolled in a M.S. or Ph.D. program in mathematics, physics, earth sciences, computer science, or a related area
Exceptional written, oral and visual communication skills
Proficiency with modern computer languages (e.g. PYTHON, R, MATLAB, C/C++, FORTRAN-XX, MPI, Jupyter, Julia, etc.)
Experience with modular computer software development practices
Experience with laboratory and/or field procedures and protocols
Research documentation with laboratory notebooks or similar archival methods
Machine learning analysis
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:
Sandia’s Future Of Research in Climate, Earth and Energy (FORCEE) Intern Institute offers highly motivated students the opportunity to pursue their passion for taking on challenges in decarbonization, infrastructure modernization, earth sciences, climate change, and many other related topics/issues while working side-by-side with world experts at the DOE’s leading engineering R&D laboratory.
Our goal is to enrich delivery in Sandia’s mission space by harmonizing anticipatory science and technology needs of the nation with the enthusiasm, fresh insights and ambitions of student researchers interested in challenging climate, earth and energy problems, and develop their skills as the next generation of high-impact climate, earth, and energy researchers.
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
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.
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.
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: 691229
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