Intern - Applied Cybersecurity Research - R&D Undergraduate Summer
St. Paul, MN
Job ID: 691401Apply Now
What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking highly motivated University of Minnesota students with a passion for building secure digital information systems and applications. Sandia is a world-class leader in cybersecurity. To keep systems safe and foil attacks, we develop protective technologies, conduct threat assessments, and analyze government, military, and civilian computer networks. Come to Sandia and be part of a special, multidisciplinary team committed to solving the information security challenges facing our nation.
On any given day, you may be called on to support Sandia's national security missions. Our cybersecurity scientists and engineers work in a variety of research areas including:
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
Modeling, simulation, and emulation
Data science, information theory, and streaming and behavioral analytics
Hardware/software trust and assurance
Real-time operating systems (RTOS) and embedded systems, including Internet of Things (IoT)
Virtualization (system and network) and cloud technologies
Mobile devices, operating systems (Android, iOS), and cellular networks (LTE, 5G)
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
Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.
Qualifications We Desire:
Currently enrolled in the University of Minnesota System (applicants from other universities are also eligible)
Experience in conducting research resulting in innovative technical solutions
Experience in reverse engineering, malware analysis, formal methods, deciphering known and unknown file formats, data structures, and network protocols
Knowledge of a subset of the following: network design, implementation, administration, database systems, webservers, application servers, firewalls, network devices, data science/analytics, mobile devices, and operating systems
Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g., C/C++, python, java)
Experience with auditing code in C/C++, Java, Python, assembly, or other languages
Strong analytical skills
Familiarity with secure-system design principles and information assurance principles
Strong leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and execute in a methodical and disciplined manner
Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely
Ability to obtain a DOE Q-level clearance
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:
Working at Sandia’s Minnesota site is an outstanding opportunity allowing you to live in the mid-west while contributing to the national security mission. The Applied Cybersecurity Research Department develops and applies new information technologies that enable our national security and critical infrastructure protection customers to establish information superiority in a variety of situations. We work across the technology spectrum including embedded, mobile, desktop, wireless, enterprise systems, and globally connected networks. This department has challenging career opportunities for individuals with a passion to pursue the complexities of assessing and protecting critical information systems and technologies.
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
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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.
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 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.
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: 691401