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Intern - International Security and Risk Management - Business Graduate Summer

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691533

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Summer - Business Graduate Intern to join our dynamic team!

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

  • Partner with Regional Security Officers in identifying and mitigating security risks for international business travelers across Sandia's mission

  • Compile and analyze data, create presentations, communicate security messages and plans, and participate in meetings to identify and assess international security risks

  • Assists with the set up and development of security briefings and trainings

  • Plan, develop and coordinate agendas for security working group meetings and support the program administrator.

  • Review/update security procedures to ensure compliance with Sandia and DOE directives.

  • Accurately develop security-related information for members of the workforce through effective verbal or written communications.

    Note: Applicant selected for an interview may be required to provide a writing sample, provide a presentation or similar method of demonstrating communication skills.

    This position requires on-site work at our Sandia Albuquerque location.

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 related graduate program

  • 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 graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience providing excellent customer service

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast past paced, dynamic environment, with team members and independently with minimal supervision

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as Visio and/or Publisher

  • Interest in national security

  • Experience speaking/presenting in front of audiences greater than 20

  • Experience leading projects and/or team initiatives

  • Experience with audits, inventories, or assessments

  • Demonstrated strong organizational and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to conduct independent research and draft conclusions/recommendations

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 International Security and Risk Management Department (4226) is part of Sandia’s Safeguards & Security (S&S) program, whose primary function is the protection and support of Sandia’s mission, information, resources, and people. We are responsible for leading efforts to develop, implement, and successfully execute a diverse portfolio of S&S-related programs. The department helps to mitigate security risks through two security functions. International Security Operations (ISO) supports international travelers before and during travel with a variety of risk management activities and capabilities. The Foreign Interactions Office (FIO) is responsible for ensuring that foreign nationals have been appropriately vetted and approved in accordance with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Sandia policies prior to accessing Sandia facilities or information.

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.

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: 691533

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  • 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

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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
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