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Intern - Strategic Partnership - Business Graduate Year-Round

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688506

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

Organization 10575, Strategic Partnership Projects and Inter-Entity Work Agreements, within the Chief Financial Officer Center, is seeking a year-round student intern with at least one year remaining in their graduate studies to join their team! The selected candidate will support our Interagency Agreement Specialists in their duties to accept funds into the Sandia Laboratories from other federal agencies outside of the Department of Energy.

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

  • Perform analysis on the incoming interagency agreements (contracts) to determine if terms, conditions meet the requirements to do business with the DOE/NNSA and advise the Agreement Specialists of the results of the analysis.

  • Be responsible for presenting an acceptable agreement to the DOE/NNSA Contracting Officer for signature or partner with Sandia project teams to address any gaps or needs in order to be able to accept the funds on the agreement.

  • Communicate with Sandia project team representatives to gather the details of their projects in order ensure their documentation in the corporate system is complete and will enable an efficient review and acceptance of an agreement. The details of the project may also be utilized to complete an agreement close-out.

  • Participate in training and mentoring activities in order to learn the federal and organization specific regulations pertaining to the interagency agreements (contracts) that we facilitate for Sandia.

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.

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.

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 a related accredited graduate program

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizenship

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Previous working experience in customer service and/or roles requiring contractual type relationships

  • Prior work experience that relies heavily on ability to communicate effectively through writing

  • The ability to rapidly produce analyses on subject research and to enable management decisions in various media, styles, and formats

About Our Team:

Agreements with non-DOE/NNSA entities, known as Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP), are a key component of Sandia's strategy to meet our national security missions. We implement processes for acceptance of non-DOE/NNSA funding that enable Sandia project teams to perform technical work, while also meeting the DOE/NNSA compliance requirements for these engagements and performance for other sponsors. We provide integrated services for Strategic Partnership proposals and agreements.We also facilitate acceptance of orders with other DOE/NNSA facilities. These contracts are known as IEW's (Inter-Entity Work) and while not technically SPP, many of the same specialized SPP knowledge and process apply.

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 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.

Job ID: 688506

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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

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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