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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Safeguards and Security - Business Undergraduate Year-Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Year-Round Business Undergraduate Intern to join our dynamic team!

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

  • Partner with Regional Security Officers in identifying and mitigating security risks for international business travelers across Sandia's mission

  • Compile and analyze data, create presentations, communicate security messages and plans, and participate in meetings to identify and assess international security risks

  • Assists with the set up and development of security briefings and trainings

  • Plan, develop and coordinate agendas for security working group meetings and support the program administrator.

  • Review/update security procedures to ensure compliance with Sandia and DOE directives.

  • Accurately develop security-related information for members of the workforce through effective verbal or written communications.

Note: Applicant selected for an interview may be required to provide a writing sample, provide a presentation or similar method of demonstrating communication skills.

This position may require on-site work pending leadership approval.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation 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.


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:

  • 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


  • Experience providing excellent customer service

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast past paced, dynamic environment, with team members and independently with minimal supervision

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as Visio and/or Publisher

  • Interest in national security

  • Experience speaking/presenting in front of audiences greater than 20

  • Experience leading projects and/or team initiatives

  • Experience with audits, inventories, or assessments

  • Demonstrated strong organizational and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to conduct independent research and draft conclusions/recommendations

    Department Description:

The International Security and Risk Management Department (4226) is part of the Sandia’s Safeguard & Security (S&S) program, whose primary function is the protection and support of Sandia’s mission, information, resources, and people. We are responsible for leading efforts to develop, implement, and successfully execute a diverse portfolio of S&S-related programs. The department helps to mitigate security risks through two security functions. International Security Operations (ISO) supports international travelers before and during travel with a variety of risk mitigating activities and capabilities. The Foreign Interactions Office (FIO) is responsible for ensuring that foreign nationals have been appropriately vetted and approved in accordance with DOE and SNL policies prior to accessing Sandia facilities or information.

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.

EEO Statement:

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: 680255