Sandia National Laboratories Intern - IDEAS Engineering Program - R&D Undergraduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Are you an undergraduate student in engineering/STEM who is interested in an exciting, interdisciplinary summer internship with the opportunity to apply your learning to real world design challenges?
Sandia’s IDEAS program (Interdisciplinary Design, Engineering, and Assurance Students) is seeking motivated undergraduate students to join us for a summer internship. With a technical focus in engineering design, component/subsystem development, and product testing, you will partner with product realization teams to propose new innovations, solve design challenges, and make a real contribution to our national security mission. On any given day, you may be called on to:
Perform entry-level work within a research and development, science and engineering environment
Work in conjunction with Sandia staff on projects, using the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, collect data through observation and experimentation, and formulate and test hypotheses
Support work in the fundamentals of science and engineering while applying an understanding of engineering and scientific principles
Assist in the creation and application of scientific theories and laws and engineering methods used within scientific and engineering disciplines to develop or demonstrate new designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or 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
Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.
Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to interact well with diverse teams
Genuine scientific curiosity
Demonstrated ability to develop new knowledge and learn new skills
Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
The Interdisciplinary Design Engineering and Assurance Students (IDEAS) institute is an intern program with a technical focus in engineering design, component/subsystem development, and product testing. Our products serve both Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Partnership Programs.
IDEAS interns work collaboratively with experienced technical staff in a research and development environment rich in professional grade applications and facilities as well as the cutting-edge technology that is unique to Sandia National Laboratories.
The IDEAS institute is your opportunity to make a real contribution to our national security mission. By partnering with product realization teams, you will propose new innovations; solve design challenges; and further develop your technical knowledge, skills, and abilities.
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.
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.
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.