Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Weapon Engineering Professional Development (WEPD) Clerical Union Undergrad Year Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking an Intern Year Round - Clerical Union Undergrad

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

  • Work with staff in the organization to help in the execution of the Knowledge Development Program (KDP) for the nuclear deterrence mission
  • Prepare documents
  • Assist with filing tasks
  • Assist with copy making tasks
  • Order supplies
  • Keep Records
  • Support class delivery


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
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0
  • 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

As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), which requires monthly membership dues or agency fees. New hires into an OPEIU represented position will remain in the initial position for twelve (12) months before being eligible to be considered for other Sandia employment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Interest in knowledge preservation
  • Willingness to do various types of clerical work
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-Level Security Clearance


  • Existing Department of Energy (DOE) L or Q-Level Security Clearance
  • Experience in performing clerical work

Department Description:

The Weapon Engineering Professional Development (WEPD) Department manages, administers, and coordinates a diverse set of activities that provides the staff and management of the Nuclear Weapons community with opportunities to expand their weapon knowledge and experience to adequately support the nation's Stockpile Stewardship mission. Some of these activities include the Weapon Intern Program (WIP), Nuclear Surety Training (NST) / Nuclear Explosive Safety (NES) classes, Technology Symposiums, and various Knowledge Preservation/Skills Retention-type activities. Our products also include the development of specialized multimedia web-computer-based training products.

The organization currently consists of 8 individuals: 1 manager, 1 technical staff, 3 lab staff, 1 represented employee, 1 PASA, and 1 contractor. In addition, there are typically 16-27 individuals attached to the Department every year as part of the WIP. Half of these individuals, if not more, are usually non-Sandians. One of the three physical areas in which the Department resides is limited to Q-cleared individuals possessing a valid Need-to-Know (NTK). In addition, the Department maintains and operates an extensive and high-activity CWS/CA in support of its mission.

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) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT