What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking a Summer – R&D Undergraduate Intern to join our dynamic team Summer 2021!
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Assist staff members in structural dynamics, vibration, acoustics, nondestructive, shock or solid mechanics testing
- Process data or script processes using various software systems, including MatLab, Python, LabView, SolidWorks, etc.
- Research current state of the art in these fields utilizing scientific literature
- Plan and design experiments, write reports in PowerPoint or Word
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:
- Currently attending and enrolled full time (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
- U.S. citizenship
Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.
Qualifications We Desire
Experience in a vibration, acoustics, structural mechanics, materials science, modal, or structural dynamics laboratory
5 or more semesters of undergraduate education in engineering, physics, or a similar discipline
Strong verbal and communication skills
Ability to interact well with fellow technical workers of diverse technical backgrounds
About Our Team
The Experimental Solid Mechanics and Structural Dynamics Group, 01520, within the Engineering Sciences Center, 01500, simulates normal, abnormal, and hostile mechanical environments. Tailored and controlled tests are used to accurately characterize the structural response of small and large scale systems. The work includes integration with environments engineering, advanced diagnostics, and computational analysis. This integrated capability supports applied and fundamental laboratory research and model validation, develops experimental methods and integrated environments, and characterizes the behavior of hardware within operational environments. Responsibilities span the research, development, qualification, and acceptance phases of a broad range of national security missions. These include the nuclear weapons deterrent, satellite assets, missile defense, conventional military technologies, infrastructure and energy security, and other applications.
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 L-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 the 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.