What Your Job Will Be Like
The Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) seeks several high school students to join our dynamic team! The candidates will participate in collaborative research across a wide range of areas in computer science, applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematical modeling, computational science and engineering, parallel computing, computational neuroscience and cognitive science. Possible research areas include advanced computer architectures, systems software, parallel algorithms, programming languages and paradigms, networks, informatics and information sciences, combinatorial mathematics, discrete event simulation, scalable linear and nonlinear solvers, continuous and discrete optimization, uncertainty quantification, statistics, multiscale methods and mathematics, multiphysics modeling, visualization, visual cognition, meshing, cybersecurity, advanced modeling and simulation, human decision modeling, machine learning, brain inspired computing and assessing human performance. Students are also sought with interests in applying computational methods to scientific and engineering applications including shock physics, molecular dynamics, MHD, CFD, electrical systems, MEMS, and climate science. These student internships are for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with excellent communication skills and who have the desire to gain research experience in a highly collaborative research environment. Successful applicants will be exposed to a wide range of computational and/or cognitive research at Sandia and will have a strong project-based research experience working directly with Sandia staff scientists. Students would be sited at our Albuquerque, NM laboratory.
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.
Qualifications We Require
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
- Attending a local high school or living with a parent or legal guardian near the work site if under 18 years of age
- Enrolled full time, as defined by the school
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
- Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
- Minimum 16 years of age
- U.S. citizenship
Qualifications We Desire
- Should be self-directed, with strong leadership and teamwork abilities
- Software development experience
About Our Team
The Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) at Sandia creates technology and solutions for many of our nation’s most demanding national security challenges. The Institutes’ portfolio spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state-of-the-art applications. Our work includes computer system architecture (both hardware and software); enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems; and support research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support.
The CSRI enterprise is closely tied to the laboratories’ broader set of missions and strategies. Application areas include nuclear weapons, cyber security, and energy and CO2 challenges such as climate modeling, alternative energy technologies, and improvements to the power grid. We also serve as stewards of important capabilities for the nation in high-strain-rate physics, scientific visualization, mesh generation, and computational materials. We maintain world-class research programs in computational and discrete mathematics, computer science, scalable algorithms, and large-scale high performance computer systems. In cybersecurity, we focus on open, exploratory research in partnership with academia and industry.
The CSRI in an exciting and highly multidisciplinary research environment. CSRI interns have access to Sandia’s state-of-the-art parallel-computing environment including numerous large-scale clusters, visualization servers, and other specialized computing systems, as well as laboratories for assessing human performance, simulating cyber networks, performing cyber training and doing exploratory data analysis.
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 schedules, 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.