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Intern - Safety and Health Engineering - Technical Undergraduate Year-Round

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691717

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Year-Round, Explosives Safety - Technical Undergraduate Intern to join our dynamic team!

The student intern will perform entry-level work under the direction of experienced senior explosive safety professionals who will serve as mentors for the student intern. Typical duties may include but not be limited to:

  • Working with Sandia personnel on the implementation of safety programs, documentation, procedures and training materials for safety related programs; performing field observations and assessments of ongoing operations;

  • Fieldwork may be outdoors in all weather conditions or in laboratory settings.

  • Use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and shoes, hard hats, etc. may be required.

  • Potential hazards in workspaces include but are not limited to: explosives, electrical, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, chemicals, beryllium, biological, noise and ergonomic.

  • Perform detailed tasks such as programming, CAD, or GIS work, as directed by a project lead or mentor

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:

  • Enrollment in a university and working towards Engineering or Science degree

  • Programming knowledge; experience with python, matlab, R, or similar

  • Experience using CADD and/or GIS Software; AutoCAD or SolidWorks, GIS Mapping (ArcGIS or other)

  • Strong customer service and teamwork values

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively with others under minimal supervision

  • A working knowledge of explosives safety regulations and industry explosives safety standards (DoD, DOE, IME, MISHA, NASA…)

  • Previous experience with manufacturing, R&D/process development, construction, or industrial maintenance activities.

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.

About Our Team:

The Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Safety and Health Engineering (ES&H) Program provides the tools and expertise necessary to control occupational health hazards that may occur during the course of work, while also ensuring SNL meets contractual and promulgated worker safety and health requirements. Safety Engineers are trained to evaluate and specify controls for occupational health hazards associated with field, laboratory operations, production, and other work activities.

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.

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: 691717

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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

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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
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