What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking a R&D Undergraduate Summer Intern for The Summer Product Realization Institute for NW SPRINT.
On any given day you may called on to:
- Participate in design competition that challenges teams to design and produce an additively manufactured safety device
- Perform entry-level work within a research and development, science and engineering environment working in conjunction with Sandia staff on projects that involve applying integrated technical judgment--which requires using the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, collecting data through observation and experimentation, and formulating and testing hypotheses
- Supports work in the fundamentals of science and engineering while applying an understanding of engineering and scientific principles
- Assist in the creation and application of scientific theories and laws and engineering methods used within scientific and engineering disciplines to develop or demonstrate new designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or systems.
- Assist Sandia National Laboratory Staff Members in observing and/or conducting experiments
- Gathering and analyzing data
- Assembly of hardware
- Other duties assigned under the direction of the Staff Member
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
- Hard working
- Experience in troubleshooting and building capabilities involving electrical, mechanical and optical components
- Ability to break down a complex problem into simple terms
- Hands on experience involving an electro-mechanical-optical system
- Experience or exposure to design engineering and additive manufacturing or 3D printing is desired
- Candidate should be a self-starter, motivated with a strong desire to learn in a wide variety of topics in multiple disciplines
- Good written and oral communication
About Our Team
The Summer Product Realization Institute for NW (NW SPRINT) is a design program focused on increasing agility and facilitating the development of novel concepts and ideas on a compressed schedule. During the course of the summer, beginning the last week of May until the first week of August, each design team will successfully design, fabricate, and test a functional device. Each year’s design challenge is relevant to Sandia National Laboratories’ core mission and offers opportunities for student interns to partner with technical staff mentors, researchers from across the laboratory, and other student interns.
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.