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Intern - TITANS Cybersecurity - R&D Undergraduate Summer

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691541

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are currently hiring R&D Undergraduate Interns to join our TITANS Cybersecurity team for Summer 2024! Qualified candidates will be part of a larger family namely Technical Internships to Advance National Security (TITANS) focuses solely on Cybersecurity, Software and Math Analytics.

TITANS Cybersecurity (also known as the Center for Cyber Defenders or CCD) is seeking students who want to have a career in cybersecurity. We are focused on developing the next generation of experts in the field of computer security from the software stack down to microelectronic hardware components. You will use your foundational computer science/engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, math, analytics, and data science skills, but your work will be directed to cybersecurity topics.

Your job could consist of:

  • Manual and automated reverse engineering, vulnerability assessment, and malware analysis

  • Intrusion prevention/detection and response, penetration testing, and forensics

  • Network operation, information protection, and resiliency

  • Authentication and authorization

  • Cryptography

  • Data science, information theory, and streaming and behavioral analytics

  • Virtualization (system and network) and cloud technologies

  • Mobile devices and smart technologies

  • And many more areas of research!

    We are also looking for candidates with expertise in electrical engineering, physics, and materials science interested in:

  • Debugging hardware prototypes

  • Identifying and fixing hardware issues (failure analysis)

  • Design either at the integrated circuit or circuit board level

  • FPGA/microcontroller/embedded systems development

  • Electronic measurement equipment experience including oscilloscope, power supplies, waveform generators, etc.

  • RF or electromagnetics expertise

  • Your projects will be real-world cybersecurity problems or software, hardware, or embedded engineering challenges contributing to a cybersecurity challenge or mission space affecting national security. There's no busy work in the CCD! Your solution will exercise foundational math and analytic techniques and best practices in SW or HW engineering to help improve cybersecurity of our nation.

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 the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) 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 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizenship

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

  • Working knowledge and understand of an engineering or science related field, such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other relevant STEM Disciplines

  • Scholarship for Service Recipient

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.

About Our Team:

The CCD gives computer science interns practical experience with computer systems, network operations, and information protection. The year-round program combines research with education and provides a venue for interns to perform experiments on attacking and defending computer systems with proper guidance and protective measures in place.

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.

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.

Job ID: 691541

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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

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  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
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