Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Robotics & Counter Robotics R&D Undergraduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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We are seeking an Intern Summer - R&D Undergrad

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

  • Perform research and development related to autonomous robotic and/or biomechanical systems
  • Design, construct, and/or test sensors, actuators, control systems, or human-interfaces
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team performing cutting-edge research and technology development for a variety applications in the U.S. Government, potentially including unmanned robotic systems and/or biomedical applications, such as prosthetics and diabetes, of interest to the American Indian Tribes
  • Prepare reports summarizing your research findings
  • Contribute to manuscripts for publication

Required:

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

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) 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 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

  • Currently studying Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, or a related field
  • Interest in conducting independent research in biomedical and/or robotic technologies, such as prosthetic and orthotics, that are of importance to the American Indian Tribal Population

Candidates must submit one electronic file (include the essay questions below with your resume attached) including answers to all of the following questions, using up to 250 words per question.

  1. What unique academic involvement or life experience do you have with tribal communities and schools? Include student membership to the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) if applicable. (250 words)
  2. What is your interest in biology and/or remote sensing, including current or previous academic courses? (250 words)
  3. How could you use this internship experience to benefit tribal communities? (250 words)
  4. Describe a frustrating project you worked on and describe how you dealt with the challenges it presented. (250 words)

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.

Desired:

  • Experience with robotic design, autonomy, machine learning, or control systems
  • Experience with biomechanical systems, including prosthetics, orthotics, or other wearable robotics and sensors
  • Experience with one or more programming languages, including (but not limited to) MATLAB, C, or Python
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

This position has a preference for an American Indian as defined as a member of a federally-recognized Tribe, Alaska Village or Alaska Corporation (not state-recognized, not bands or groups, or first peoples of Guam or Hawaii).

Department Description:

Organization 06533, Robotics & Counter-Robotics R&D, specializes in robotics, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), advanced controls, miniature mechanical design and fabrication, electronics, cybernetic systems, sensor systems and computer vision systems. The department established and maintains responsibility for several FAA Certificates of Authorization (COA) for unmanned aerial systems. The department conducts basic research and performs application development of robotic systems producing numerous patents and deployment of systems. The department conducts numerous active research, development and application projects for a variety of customers, both internal to Sandia and across the national security establishment, and collaborates heavily with partners across Sandia. The department is one of three in the High Consequence Automation and Robotics Group within the Weapon and Force Protection Center.

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. 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.

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.