Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Technology Development R&D Graduate Year Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking an Intern Year Round - R&D Grad

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

  • Work with project teams to design, develop, implement, test, and deliver advanced data processing software for complex, real-time analysis systems
  • Work in a collaborative environment and assist in the development of first-of-a-kind software solutions and data exploitation methods to solve challenging technical problems for national security needs
  • Engineer software that supports capture, analysis, representation, and dissemination of information to support decision-making


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 an accredited science, engineering, or math 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

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work 10 hours per week (on average) during the semester, with exceptions for academic deadlines
  • Currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Programming experience (Python, Matlab, C or equivalent)


  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills
  • Experience with digital signal processing
  • Interest in machine learning
  • Knowledge of CUDA
  • Experience with data collection

Department Description:

The mission of the Technology Development Department is to provide a national resource leveraging program using Sandia capabilities & expertise across multiple federal agencies in pursuit of high performance, cost-effective, and timely physical security technologies for critical assets of the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense (DoD). Skills within the center include: systems analysis and engineering, software engineering and development, data analysis, advanced digital signal processing, development for Multicore and GPU, Machine Learning, and algorithm development and implementation.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level 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 must 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.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.