Sandia National Laboratories Intern - New Mexico Partnerships Clerical Union Undergraduate Year Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking an Undergraduate Year Round Intern to provide clerical support for the Academic Alliance Team. We seek a professional, motivated team player to join our team. The selected student will support the Academic Alliance team in an organizational support role. You will work closely with the Academic Alliance office, HR Recruiting and Student Programs staff, as well as the University Partnerships office.

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

  • Perform routine clerical and/or computer operation activities including data entry and vugraph preparation
  • Maintain a stock of forms and office supplies and place orders in the JIT purchasing system
  • Record and maintain information in databases or other filing systems and verify completeness and correctness against established standards
  • Assemble reports and distribute various types of material according to established procedures
  • Provide routine information to requestors
  • Coordinate appointments, schedules, engagements and activities related to Academic Alliance objectives
  • Engage with current and previous Sandia interns and collaborate with student groups
  • Operate office equipment and perform other administrative assignments as needed


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

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship

As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), which requires monthly membership dues or agency fees.


  • Completed at least 61 academic credit hours or equivalent
  • Experience in Microsoft Office with strong proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories has created a strategic partnership program of Academic Alliances with a select set of top universities across the country, including: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Tech, University of New Mexico, and Purdue University. Consistent with the objectives of the Academic Alliance Program, Sandia has committed to deepening its institutional relationship with these universities and agreed to three high-level partnership goals: solving the nation’s significant technical problems, sustaining and engaging human capital, and accelerating the adoption of new technologies. This program is part of the CRO Research and Academic Programs group (1170) and supports Sandia’s relationship with these schools to spearhead partnership development, technology transfer, and enhance recruiting efforts. In addition, 1170 is responsible for stewarding Sandia’s partnerships with New Mexico universities - New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech – through Sandia’s Campus Executive program to build mutually beneficial joint research and educational programs that strengthen Sandia’s science and technology capabilities and enhance the overall NM research ecosystem.

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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level 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 must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent 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.