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Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Engineering, Nuclear Deterrence R&D Undergraduate Year Round in Livermore, California

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We are seeking an Intern - Engineering, Nuclear Deterrence R&D Undergraduate Year Round

On any given day, you may be called on to work along side Sandia engineers to carry out a broad range engineering-related activities, including design, testing, and analysis.

Required:

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
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance

Additional Requirements:

  • Completion of engineering coursework, including team projects
  • Microsoft Office competent

Desired:

  • Systems engineering experience
  • Project management experience
  • Electrical engineering skills, such as analog, digital, embedded-system, communication system, or RF circuit design.
  • Experience in independently designing, testing, and qualifying analog/digital systems.
  • Experience in laboratory measurement techniques and diagnostics, computational simulation and modeling, integration of subsystems, fabrication of prototypes, and conductance of qualification tests; or mechanical engineering skills, such as computer aided design, structural dynamics, vibration characterization, structural analysis, heat transfer analysis, laboratory measurement techniques and diagnostics, computational simulation and modeling, integration of subsystems, fabrication of prototypes, and/or conductance of qualification tests.

Department Description:

The W80 Systems Engineering Department has stockpile stewardship responsibility for the W80 and W84 warheads. The W80-0,1 is the warhead for the Navy Tomahawk and the Air Force's ALCM cruise missiles. The President's Annual Assessment Report drives Sandia to increase yearly its technical basis of the safety and reliability of the warhead. Specifically the team is focused on understanding the "design margin" of the fielded weapon through driving the system to failure. This knowledge is used to adjust annual surveillance activities. Through these efforts we are breaking new ground in our knowledge of the weapon, and focusing this knowledge to critically evaluate the performance of the weapon.

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-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 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.

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.

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