Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Research and Applications of Mechanics of Structures (RAMS) Institute - R&D Graduate - Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The RAMS institute is seeking highly qualified graduate students pursuing relevant degrees in mechanical, civil, or aerospace engineering and research interests in Solid Mechanics, Shock Physics, Material Mechanics, Structural Dynamics or similar disciplines to support on-going programs during the summer of 2021. Students having completed at least one year of study in pursuit of a Master’s or Ph.D. degrees are preferred, however, students in transition from undergraduate to graduate programs may also be considered, space permitting. Successful candidates will be assigned a staff mentor and work as part of a team of undergraduate and graduate interns from across the United States. Students will be challenged to conduct both independent and group work, to mentor undergraduate interns, and to periodically present their work to staff and management.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Perform entry to mid-level work within a research and development, science and engineering environment working in conjunction with Sandia staff on projects that involve applying integrated technical judgment-which requires using the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, to collect data through observation and experimentation, and to formulate and test hypotheses-to anticipate, innovate, and deliver solutions to Sandia National Laboratories missions.
Support work in the fundamentals of science and engineering while applying an understanding of engineering and scientific principles. Assist in the creation and application of scientific theories and laws and engineering methods used within scientific and engineering disciplines to develop or demonstrate new designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or systems.
Job assignments are focused in the area of Research and Development (R&D), and will vary based upon organization, discipline preference, and specific job requirements as defined in the job specification. Duties may include working collaboratively with R&D staff with developmental research, analysis of technology and engineering options, project design, testing, formulating conclusions, data collection, and analyzing experimental data.
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.
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 (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.
Demonstrated knowledge of technical principles and processes
Understanding of and demonstrated use of a variety of research tools
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team environment
Demonstrated knowledge of project management
Extensive knowledge of a suite of software, including Microsoft Office
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE-L clearance
Sponsored by Sandia’s Engineering Sciences Center, the Research and Applications of Mechanics of Structures (RAMS) Institute provides students an opportunity to work with outstanding technical staff in providing engineering solutions to national security mission deliverables. Institute participants will research, develop, and apply computational capabilities to define mechanical environments, and simulate response of complex structural systems subjected to extreme loading conditions. Students work in a collaborative environment and participate in frequent technical and team building activities throughout their internship, including career discussions, tours, and presentations by invited speakers. Students are assigned to projects and mentors through a process that matches their interests to on-going projects. In addition to their main project work, and depending on interests, some students may also participate in other supporting program or project opportunities.
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: 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 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.
Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.
Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.