Intern - START HBCU, Electrical/Electronics Engineering - R&D Graduate Summer
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What Your Job Will Be Like:
The Securing Top Academic Research Talent at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (START HBCU) Institute is designed to provide research collaborations with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and to develop an intentional talent pipeline for minority students in STEM. We are interested in identifying candidates from HBCUs (http://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/one-hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/) and growing collaboration opportunities between HBCUs and Sandia. A key part of this is through granting summer internships to both undergraduate and graduate students to work at Sandia National Laboratories. The START HBCU Institute will hire interns into several critical mission areas.
As an Electrical/Electronics Engineering Intern at Sandia, you will be guided by a technical mentor and work closely with a team of engineers and interns on issues of national significance. Projects are tailored to individuals and can support, but are not limited to, the following mission areas…
Remote sensing and technologies in key areas of interest to include space missions, treaty verification, nuclear nonproliferation, cooperative monitoring, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Engineering design, component/subsystem development, and product testing in support of the Nuclear Deterrence (ND) mission
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Work with a team to design and optimize Printed Wiring Boards and Printed Wiring Assemblies for mixed signal hardware.
Create code, simulations, and test benches for FPGA electronics and embedded systems.
Test and debug hardware and firmware in one of our light electronics laboratories.
Perform analysis and model various aspects of the electronics system to characterize performance and understand uncertainty.
Learn the Sandia product realization process and engineering tool
Work with existing project teams in designing, developing, implementing, testing, and delivering advanced data processing and exploitation software for complex, real-time analysis systems that support remote sensing.
Students will be expected to demonstrate increasing levels of independence and responsibility and must show a commitment to operate in and contribute to a safe operating environment.
Students may be sited in either our Livermore, CA or Albuquerque, NM laboratories.
Students will be expected to work full time onsite for the duration of their internship.
Qualifications We Require:
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 in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (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
Additional requirements:• Currently attending a Historically Black College or University (https://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/one-hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/) during the Spring term prior to this summer.
Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.
Qualifications We Desire:
GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 for all degrees earned
Advanced knowledge and understanding of an engineering or science-related field as listed in the required section
An existing U.S. Government granted security clearance.
Both theoretical and hands-on experience with electronic hardware, embedded systems, integrated circuit design/FPGAs, computer architecture & networking, software/hardware integration, and/or digital signal processing
In-depth knowledge of programming languages and platforms (C languages, Python, Java, MATLAB, Simulink, Verilog, and/or LabVIEW)
Demonstrated knowledge of technical principles and processes.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team environment.
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 Securing Top Academic Research & Talent with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (START HBCU) Program fosters strategic academic partnerships with select HBCUs to increase research collaborations with universities with complementary research focus and expertise. START HBCU also facilitates research opportunities for qualified underrepresented minority students, who are pursuing advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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 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.
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: 691402
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