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Intern - NGC&S Advanced Development - Technical Undergraduate Summer

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691570

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Summer- Technical Undergraduate Intern to join our synamic team!

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

  • Support system level test and integration activities involving embedded computers

  • Analyze empirical data obtained from component and system level test activities

  • Contribute to the application and advance of hardware-in-the-loop simulation deployments

  • Develop device drivers and application layer software for use in embedded computing applications

  • Perform electrical circuit analyses

  • Mature enterprise software for compliance with coding and safety standards

  • Test flight components in simulated operating environments

Qualifications We Require:

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

  • 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 undergraduate 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 undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Currently pursuing either an Electrical or Computer Engineering Degree

  • Proficient in the use of Mathworks Matlab

  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Windows, Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Successful completion of Calculus II and Engineering Physics, or equivalent

  • Programming experience in an object-oriented language such as C++, Java, or Python

  • Experience with basic drawing packages such as Microsoft Visio

  • Experience with XML programming

  • A working knowledge of electrical circuit theory and active analog and digital circuit design

  • Familiarity with the Global Positioning System (GPS) and associated receiver user equipment

  • Proficiency in the use of laboratory electronics analysis equipment such as oscilloscopes and digital logic analyzers

  • Strong writing and oratory skills

  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary team

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 Navigation Guidance Control & Sensing (NGC&S) Department 5444, develops and demonstrates next generation flight control systems technologies in support of Integrated Military Systems programs. The department strives to provide leadership to the Laboratory and the Nation through innovation, creativity, rapid development, practical application, and demonstration of NGC&S mod/sim and prototype sensor technologies. Game-changing hardware and software-based technologies are developed, integrated, and tested with the intent of demonstrating achievable and differentiating capabilities that enable the Warfighter and improve the National security posture.

We support the Missile Defense Agency, Army, Navy, and other Department of Defense Agencies; and we also vigorously participate in internally funded Research and Development initiatives. Our applications cover a broad spectrum of different flight applications and routinely require the extensive use of real-time embedded computers and custom real-time software. The NGC&S group is also significantly involved in modeling and simulation activities in support of these same application areas.

The NGC Department staff pride themselves in team accomplishments, professional development, and the mentorship of others. We will train new team members on how to apply their relevant skills to our broad set of projects that encompass intriguing challenges on projects that matter. We have a strong emphasis on developing leaders and a verifiable track record developing staff into high-impact team members with strong skill sets.

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 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.


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: 691570

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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

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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