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Student Intern - Geophysics/Geoscience R&D Undergrad Summer

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM
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Job ID: 655831
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Student Intern - Geophysics/Geoscience R&D Undergrad Summer


We are seeking a SIP R&D - Undergraduate Summer

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

+ Job assignments are focused in the area of Research and Development (R&D), and will vary based upon organization, discipline preference, and specific job requirements as defined in the job specification.
+ Duties may include assisting R&D staff with developmental research, analysis of technology and engineering options, project design, testing, formulating conclusions, data collection, and analyzing experimental data.

This position is for undergraduate students majoring in geophysics or geoscience. Successful applicants would work full time during the summer supporting existing projects within the Geophysics Department.


The successful candidate must meet the following Sandia Student Intern Requirements: Official acceptance into an accredited university's undergraduate program, full-time enrollment during the spring term immediately preceding the internship (typically 12 credit hours), a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4.0, and the ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer. U.S. citizenship.


+ Pursuing a B.S. degree in geophysics, geology, earth science, physics or similar.
+ Familiarity with Linux/UNIX operating systems and Python and/or MATLAB.
+ Course work or hands on experience with signal processing, time series analysis, or similar.

The Geophysics Department at Sandia National Laboratories develops and implements geophysical techniques for investigating the earth's atmosphere, surface, and subsurface. We concentrate on solving problems important to the nation in the areas of defense, energy, nonproliferation, climate, and homeland security. The department staff has a broad range of expertise in seismology, electromagnetics, atmospheric acoustics, muon detection, electronics, computer modeling, and treaty monitoring. This breadth enables us to attack a wide variety of problems ranging from algorithm development and computer modeling, technology design, and bench-scale experimentation, field experiments, data collection, processing, and interpretation. Leading edge seismic, electromagnetic data modeling and inversion, and their applications, are an important focus for the department. The Department also sustains the capability to evaluate and train on technology and processes for treaty verification, border security, rotational seismology, unattended ground sensor development, design, implementation, and interpretation of research-oriented geophysical (seismic, acoustic, and EM) and geological field experiments. The Department also manages and further develops the Facility for Acceptance, Calibration and Testing (FACT) Site, a 45-acre facility (with access to an additional 400 acres) used by Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) to test and evaluate geophysical instrumentation which is used by the United States for treaty verification and monitoring nuclear explosions.

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

No clearance required.

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

Sandia will conduct 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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