Intern - Power Sources Technology Group - R&D Undergraduate Year-Round
Job ID: 691807Apply Now
What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking an Intern year-round R&D undergrad to join our dynamic Power Sources Technology Group (PSTG). The selected candidate will work directly with national laboratory staff members on programs within the PSTG in thermal battery design and development which supports the SNL nuclear deterrent mission.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Support teams performing fundamental research into thermal battery chemistry and electrical/mechanical properties.
Document procedures and results, complete data analysis, and present out work to the team.
Contribute to general laboratory housekeeping.
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 an accredited undergraduate program
Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
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
Qualifications We Desire:
Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or environmental engineering)
Hands-on laboratory experience
Basic understanding of experimental data analysis/statistical techniques
Highly self-motivated individual who can work independently and learn quickly
Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams
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 Power Sources Technology Group (PSTG) provides comprehensive capabilities in power source research, design, engineering, characterization, evaluation, and testing. Supporting the PSTG is a staff of more than 80 scientists, engineers, and technicians with backgrounds in chemistry, electrochemistry, metallurgy, chemical engineering, materials science, engineering, and physics. The power sources Thermal Battery Design and Development group designs, develops and prototypes electrochemical power sources, including thermal batteries (molten salt) and associated battery assemblies for nuclear applications. Additionally, the team develops advanced manufacturing techniques for thermal battery production and provides engineering support for surveillance and shelf-life programs in support of the DOE, DOD, and other customers.
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
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.
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: 691807
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