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

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a highly motivated, independent, and personable undergraduate, year-round technical student intern to support our Surety Systems Engineers (SSEs) to develop, implement, and maintain strategies to lead R&D project teams in successful product qualification and delivery. This student intern would support critical R&D contributions throughout the entire product realization lifecycle, including requirements engineering and traceability, verification & validation (V&V), risk analysis, and crucial technical documentation. Are you ready to join a dynamic team that exercises critical thinking to identify, assess, and mitigate risks through the practical application of defect prevention to develop a safe, reliable, and robust product?

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

  • Support experienced SSEs with development, qualification, manufacturing, test planning, execution, and documentation

  • Help SSEs apply technical judgment to complex engineering problems, focusing on defect prevention

  • Assist with execution of Systems Engineering processes, such as the development of requirements traceability and verification reports

  • Learn about NNSA Quality Requirements and help the SSEs with the planning, execution, and documentation of technical reviews

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:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with large and diverse technical teams

  • Familiarity with modern quality engineering principles, practices, and standards (AS9100B, IEEE, ASME, etc.)

  • Excellent communication skills, personal initiative, responsiveness, and attention to detail

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to support potential travel

  • Ability to obtain a DOE ‘Q’ security clearance

About Our Team:

About Our Team:

Groups 2910 and 2920 serve as Sandia’s primary service organizations for Surety Engineering and Technical Quality. The two organizations partner very closely to deliver consistent high-quality products to our vast customer base across the Labs and NSE. The Surety Engineering groups (2910/2920) increase confidence in high-consequence systems by preventing defects and reducing risk. We integrate R&D capabilities across multiple mission areas by strategically engaging our Labs-wide network and equipping our team with a diverse skillset to solve a variety of technical challenges. We advance technologies and preserve knowledge to ensure a safer world for the future.

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: 685850