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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Stockpile Systems Engineering - R&D Graduate Summer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The New Mexico Stockpile Systems Team is seeking a Summer - R&D Graduate Intern to join our dynamic team and carry a passion for system-level integration and evaluation. Interns will carry out testing and model-based assessments of components and subassemblies. Internships will provide students with a strong foundation in system level-requirements, system relevant R&D, qualification, system sustainment evaluations and the use of Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) tools to support these activities. Interns will also receive mentoring from an experienced systems engineer and supporting subject matter experts during the project.

On any given day, projects will involve two or more of the following:

  • Testing of components/sub-assemblies under relevant normal and abnormal environments

  • Assessing current reliability and safety of ND systems and/or subassemblies

  • Perform model-based assessment of components to relevant environments

  • Support flight test vehicle development and qualification activities

  • Develop new methods for the assessment and evaluation of aging materials and components

  • Developing new approaches in MBSE to evaluate system lifetime

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.

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 (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

  • U.S. citizenship

Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience in drafting and design, program / project management discipline and tools, test and evaluation, product realization, knowledge in Systems Engineering

  • Have an earned B.S. in science or engineering

  • Enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program in engineering, materials science or related field

  • Work well within a professionally diverse team

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance

About Our Team:

The New Mexico Stockpile Systems Engineering Group, 07220, is a key element of Sandia National Laboratories’ mission is to support the Nation’s nuclear deterrence policy by ensuring that the nuclear weapon stockpile is known, with increasing certainty, to be safe and reliable. The stockpile must also be affordable to the Nation.

Group 7220 contributes to National Security by assuring the deterrence provided by the B61, W76-0, W76-1, W78, and W88 Weapon Systems are assured to meet their requirements with a documented and continuously improving technical basis. We also assure our operations are conducted with excellence in terms of quality, safety, and security. We provide support for Pantex operations, the Kansas City National Security Campus, and US/UK Trident cooperative efforts.

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.

Job ID: 685443