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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Surety Mechanisms R&D Undergraduate Year-Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you an undergraduate student in engineering/STEM who is interested in an exciting, interdisciplinary year-round internship with the opportunity to apply your learning to real world design challenges?

Sandia’s Surety Mechanisms group is seeking motivated undergraduate students to join us for a year-round internship. With a technical focus in engineering design, component/subsystem development, and product testing, you will partner with product realization teams to propose new innovations, solve design challenges, and make a real contribution to our national security mission.

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

  • Perform entry-level work within a research and development, science and engineering environment

  • Work in conjunction with Sandia staff on projects, using the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, build test facilities, collect data through observation and experimentation, and formulate and test hypotheses

  • Support engineering work while applying an understanding of engineering and scientific principles

  • Assist in the creation and application of engineering methods used within scientific and engineering disciplines to develop or demonstrate new designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or systems

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:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program

  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major

  • 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:

  • The ability to work between 10-25 hours per week during the academic school year

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to interact well with diverse teams

  • Genuine scientific curiosity

  • Demonstrated ability to develop new knowledge and learn new skills

  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

About Our Team:

The Surety Mechanisms II – B61-12 Department, 7614, develops and prototypes surety mechanisms for the B61-12 LEP. We have responsibility for initial concepts development, full-scale engineering development, product characterization, product qualification and ongoing support of component production 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 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: 685827