1+ months

Intern - TITANS AutonomyNM R&D Undergraduate Co-Op

Albuquerque, NM 87102
Apply Now
Apply on the Company Site

We are seeking an Intern Co-op - R&D Undergrad

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
+ Mathematics
+ Mechanical engineering


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

+ Undergraduate student at an accredited university
+ Enrolled full time in the term immediately preceding the internship
+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
+ Registration with the university's 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 an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, data science, mathematics, or a related discipline
+ Interest in obtaining a security clearance


The qualified candidate should have experience and a strong interest in one or multiple of the following areas:

+ 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 year-round internship opportunities
+ An interest in pursuing a PhD degree
+ Active security clearance

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
+ Cooperative systems

The Autonomy for Hypersonics Mission Campaign (Department 5449) 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:

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.

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.


Posted: 2020-01-09 Expires: 2020-03-12

 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.

Featured Employers[ View All ]

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Intern - TITANS AutonomyNM R&D Undergraduate Co-Op

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast