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Intern- Autonomy for Hypersonics R&D Graduate Co-op

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking an Intern Co-op - R&D Grad

Autonomy NM exists to inspire, innovate, and implement the future of autonomy for our national security mission. We do this by recruiting the best and brightest from world-class institutions, nurturing relationships and mentoring the next generation of engineers and scientists, investing in our staff and technologies, and demonstrating and applying our cutting-edge research. Autonomy NM collects the minds and energies of dedicated students and gives them opportunities to develop the leadership, technical, and professional skills necessary to be successful upon graduation.

We are interested in students with a passion for research areas that include autonomous systems, aerodynamics and hypersonic flight, machine learning, deep learning, complex algorithm development, neural networks, reinforcement learning, computer vision, sensing and perception, localization, and navigation/guidance/control hardware and software development. Our program is highly interdisciplinary and designed for students pursuing degrees in the following majors, in alphabetical order:

Aerospace engineering

Computer engineering

Computer science

Data science

Electrical engineering


Mechanical engineering


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

+ Earned bachelor's degree
+ Graduate student at an accredited university
+ Enrolled full time in a science, engineering, or math program in the term immediately preceding the internship
+ Registration with the university's official co-op office
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week
+ U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Pursuing a graduate degree in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, data science, mathematics, or a related discipline


+ Proficiency with MatLab, C++, Python, or another coding language
+ Experience with Linux operating systems
+ Experience solving problems in applied mathematics and statistics
+ Experience with image and signal processing algorithms
+ Experience with implementing autonomous systems and/or machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, computer vision, and localization/geolocation approaches
+ Good oral and communication skills
+ Familiarity with sensor phenomenology such as optical, multispectral, and radar
+ Familiarity with aerodynamics
+ Familiarity with electrical and mechanical systems integration
+ An interest in full-time employment opportunities
+ GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher
+ An interest in pursuing a PhD degree

Department Description:

Autonomy NM conducts research and engineering in support of three primary application areas: Onboard autonomy for sensing and perception, Autonomy for advanced flight and navigation/guidance/control systems, and Cooperative systems. The Autonomy for Hypersonics Mission Campaign is responsible for university collaborations, executing an innovative research portfolio in autonomous systems development, and demonstrating technology advancement on flight missions. The department supports the research and development of software, autonomy algorithms, prototype hardware, target recognition, and navigation/guidance/control. We actively partner with subject matter experts throughout the labs to achieve mission successes.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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:

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 Q-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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-10-23 Expires: 2019-12-23

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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