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Job ID: 659185
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Intern - Materials, Devices, and Energy Technologies Technical Undergrad Year Round


We are seeking an Intern Year Round - Technical Undergrad

This position involves the synthesis and characterization of organic, inorganic and organic-inorganic composites to be utilized in a number of efforts underway of relevance to Sandia. Analysis of synthesized materials for their performance as electrocatalysts and/or battery electrodes will also be performed.This position would best suit a student with an interest in chemical engineering, chemistry or materials science.

On any given day, you may be called on to perform:

+ Syntheses of new organic, inorganic and/or inorganic molecules/materials
+ Purification and characterization of these materials by a variety of analytical techniques
+ Documentation of all preparations using approved record keeping methods (i.e. SNL Lab Notebook)
+ Assistance in lab setup, general lab maintenance, inventory, dishes, cleaning, ordering etc. as needed
+ Completion and compliance with all required training as directed by SNL
+ Present/Report results as required


You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
+ Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U.S. citizenship

Additional requirements include:

+ General knowledge of technical principles and processes
+ Understanding of the use a variety of research tools
+ Good oral and written communication skills
+ Ability to contribute in a team environment
+ General knowledge of project management
+ General knowledge and good understanding of a suite of software, including Microsoft Office


+ Experience using MS Excel
+ Interest in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related area

The Materials, Devices, and Energy Technologies Department, part of Sandia's Energy Technologies and System Solutions Center, conducts research and development and applies real world solutions to increase the viability of sustainable and clean energy systems. Research includes materials chemistry and device integration for energy generation, energy efficiency, and carbon management. We apply materials research to the following areas: energy storage batteries, hydrogen and fuel cells, solar energy, wind and water power, and carbon capture and utilization technologies. We work in partnership throughout Sandia and with industry, academia, and other national labs. We conduct research for the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office: Solar Energy Technology Program, Office of Electricity, Building Technologies, and Water Power Programs; the Department of Defense; and Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.

About Sandia:

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 withamazingimpact 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,strongmedical 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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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