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Intern - Security, Arms Control, and Force Protection Engineering (iSAFE) - R&D Undergraduate Year-Round

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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The Interns for Security, Arms Control, and Force Protection Engineering (iSAFE) Institute is one of the premier Intern Institutes at Sandia National Laboratories. We are seeking outstanding, energetic and passionate undergraduate students majoring in Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Explosives Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Geophysics, Materials Science, Mathematics & Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Seismology, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, a concentration in Human Factors or Organizational Behavior, or related fields of study. Our Interns will work on high-caliber, cohesive teams to support programs and projects related to the United States National Security Missions. These projects include but are not limited to, critical asset protection and security, nuclear weapons and force protection, and weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation and cooperative threat reduction.

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

+ Work with your team in designing, developing, implementing, testing, and delivering advanced data processing and exploitation software
+ Work with your team in designing, developing, and conducting tests and experiments related to our NS missions
+ Work in a collaborative and learning environment and assume significant responsibilities for assisting in the development of first-of-a-kind software solutions and data exploitation methods to solve challenging technical problems for national security needs
+ Utilize your knowledge, skills, and abilities to deliver quick and accurate solutions to complex and nationally significant problems
+ Develop new skills that focus on addressing needed capabilities for our projects
+ Contribute to data analysis and review in support of our NS mission projects
+ Contribute to reports and papers on technical topics
+ Help to identify and implement new tools and approaches to solving complex technical problems
+ Work with other Sandia National Laboratories Intern Institutes on shared projects


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.


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
+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
+ 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


+ Working knowledge and understanding of an engineering or science-related field as listed in the required section
+ An existing U.S. Government granted security clearance
+ Self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented and thorough
+ Ability to work well in a team environment
+ Experience with the following: Electro-mechanical systems; Control systems; Software programming; MATLAB; LabVIEW; National Instruments Veristand; Test instrumentation and troubleshooting
+ Experience with the following: Test designing, planning, execution and documentation; Data analysis and statistical methods; Digital signal processing; Mechanical structural analysis; Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis
+ Knowledge in programming and scripting languages such as C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, SQL

Department Description:

The Interns for Security, Arms Control, and Force Protection Engineering (iSAFE) Program gives students the opportunity to develop next-generation systems for compelling national security missions. Interns work on complex and challenging problems to lower the risk posed by high-consequence events, such a nuclear and biological proliferation, terrorist threats, catastrophic incidents, and potentially destabilizing events. Projects range from small R&D efforts to large, multidisciplinary team collaborations on complex systems. Sponsored by Sandia’s Global Security Division, iSAFE offers technical mentors and projects in critical asset protection and security, weapon and force protection, and nonproliferation and cooperative threat reduction. The mission of iSAFE is to contribute to national security through the effective use of science, technology and full-spectrum system solutions to lower the risk posed by high-consequence events. iSAFE’s objective is to create a pipeline of highly skilled and competent STEM interns for possible future employment at Sandia.

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:

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 L-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 the 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-01-26 Expires: 2021-05-20

 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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