What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking an Intern – Sandia/DOE Science Undergrad Laboratory Intern (SULI) – R&D Fellowship Undergrad Summer
We are seeking undergraduate student interns for a 10-week full-time internship for Summer 2021, through the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program. Depending on the project assignment and qualifications, interns may be responsible for setting up and running lab experiments, creating software programs to analyze data, or developing computational models and algorithms. Interns will work closely with a mentor on assignments related to gas-phase chemistry, diagnostic development, reacting flow research, engine research, numerical methods, or a variety of biology or chemistry research projects. Project assignments will depend on the intern’s interest and skill-set.
SULI internships are intended for undergraduate students in STEM majors to assist on projects in variety of technical areas, including internal combustion engines, soot formation, solar thermal materials, chemical kinetics, molecular dynamics and spectroscopy, laser diagnostics, mathematical and computational tools for uncertainty quantification, stochastic modeling, biology, or chemistry research at Sandia’s Livermore, California site.
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.
- SULI intern candidates must have applied to the DOE SULI internship website with a deadline of Jan. 12, 2021. Note that this application requires the online submittal of two recommendations, by the same deadline. Only interns who are selected for the SULI program will be eligible for this position.
Qualifications We Desire
Skills and interests aligned with science and energy programs at Sandia’s Livermore, CA location. Focal areas of research include advanced biofuel development, internal combustion engines, solar thermal materials, chemical kinetics, molecular dynamics and spectroscopy, laser diagnostics, and mathematical and computational tools for uncertainty quantification, machine learning, and stochastic modeling.
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.
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 need to 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 clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to 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.
Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.
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.