Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Energy Nanomaterials Technical High School Year Round in Livermore, California
We are seeking an Intern - Energy Nanomaterials Technical High School Year Round.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Assist with our research on the fabrication and characterization of metal structures with hierarchical porosity that show promise for hydrogen storage, battery, catalyst, fuel cell, and medical sensing and therapeutic applications
- Perform some predefined laboratory experiments
- Help with analysis and presentation of experimental data and numerical simulation results
- Contribute to the upkeep of a safe, orderly, productive, and compliant laboratory
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
- Attending a local high school
- Enrolled full time, as defined by the school
- 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
- Minimum 16 years of age
- U.S. citizenship
- Must have completed some chemistry coursework that includes laboratory training
- Basic competence with Microsoft Office or similar office-suite software
- Computer programming skills
- Ability to work at least 10 hours per week during the academic year
- Applicants who include a cover letter that briefly describes their availability, skills, and interests, and that demonstrates their writing proficiency, are strongly preferred.
The Energy Nanomaterials Department is a research organization specializing in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for energy and national security applications. Projects and capabilities in the department's research portfolio include nanoporous materials for sensing, catalysis, energy harvesting, and gas storage; materials for energy and hydrogen storage; thermoelectrics; and nanoscale materials characterization, including extensive electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and nanoindentation instrumentation. The department is a key element in a diverse set of materials science organizations and resources, managed both locally and across the corporation. We partner broadly with other personnel within Sandia and many external institutions.
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: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.
Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. 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.
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.