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Intern - Operations Security- Business Undergraduate Year Round

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689829

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an Intern Year Round - Undergrad

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

  • Collaborate with security professionals and mission programs in identifying and mitigating security risks within various program areas across Sandia's mission

  • Conduct OPSEC review/assessment activities

  • Develop/communicate Operations Security plans, and contribute to meetings in support and representation of the OPSEC Program

  • Partake in the development of strategic, streamlined, and/or automated solutions, for the OPSEC Program

  • Research, benchmark, and propose innovative concepts in support of progressing the OPSEC Program

  • Analyze information and or data systems to report on risks, threats, and vulnerabilities both internal and open source

  • Handle, process, and contribute to critical reports regarding assessment findings and risks

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.

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.

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 a related accredited undergraduate program

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • 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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Criminology, Sociology, Homeland/National/Global Security, Security/Intelligence Studies, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adjust priorities as deemed appropriate

  • Strong information management skills, including the ability to independently research and analyze information and data from multiple sources

  • Interest in working in a multi-disciplinary team environment to solve complex problems

  • Demonstrate experience conducting work independently

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex issues clearly and concisely both in writing and verbally

  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills

  • Interest in having a career working in national security

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate and complete multiple projects and tasks

  • Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to initiate work, solve problems, and achieve results

About Our Team:

Org. 4257, Security Information & Awareness, is part of the Safeguards & Security (S&S) Center, whose primary function is protection and support of Sandia’s mission, information, resources, and people. We strive to develop strategic partnerships and provide effective tools and resources to fully integrate security into every aspect of the work performed at Sandia. The Security Information and Awareness Department comprises of Security Connection, Security Awareness, and Operations Security (OPSEC). The department is responsible for providing information that all Members of the Workforce need to perform their work in a secure manner. Information is disseminated via the Security Connection knowledgebase, in Security Awareness briefings, through security-related training, and through OPSEC activities.

This posting is specifically for the OPSEC Program, whose primary role is to protect critical information through the identification and management of threats, risks, vulnerabilities, mitigations, and countermeasure strategies, for all programs/activities at Sandia National Laboratories so as to prevent sabotage delay, or compromise to Sandia’s mission.

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.

Job ID: 689829

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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

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.