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Intern - Photovoltaics & Materials Technical Undergrad Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking an Intern Summer \- Technical Undergrad

Technical undergraduate student interns will have first\-hand experience with existing tribal renewable energy projects and exposure to issues concerning tribal renewable energy technology use and application\. Several DOE Indian Energy Program \(IEP\) technical assistance projects are progressing and may be incorporated into the summer's activities\.

Interactions will be with Sandia's renewable energy program staff and American Indian tribes interested in renewable energy systems\. Instant immersion in these activities is offered in working directly with experienced peers\. Travel will be required with field visits to current tribal renewable energy projects\.


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

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time \(or scheduled to graduate in the spring\) in an accredited undergraduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Specific interest in renewable energy
+ Submit ONE electronic file \(include below essay questions with resume attachment\) including:

- Required essays: Answer ALL of the following questions using up to 250 words per question\.

99. What unique academic involvement or life experience do you have with tribal communities? Include student membership to the American Indian Science & Engineering Society \(AISES\) if applicable\. \(250 words\)
99. What is your interest in renewable energy or energy efficiency & include academic courses? \(250 words\)
99. How could you use this internship experience to benefit tribal communities? \(250 words\)
99. Describe a frustrating project you worked on & describe how you dealt with the challenges it presented\. \(250 words\)

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position\.


+ Sandia National Laboratories has a preference for an American Indian as defined as a member of a recognized Federally\-recognized Tribe, Alaska Village or Alaska Corporation \(not state\-recognized, not bands or groups, or first peoples of Guam or Hawaii
+ Pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Community Planning or related field

Department Description:

The Photovoltaics & Materials Tech Department, part of Sandia's Renewable Energy Technologies Group, conducts research and development and applies real world solutions to increase the viability of sustainable and clean energy systems\. Research focuses on solar energy photovoltaics \(PV\), materials chemistry, and device integration for energy generation, energy efficiency, and carbon management\. We apply PV and materials research to the following areas: PV cell technologies including Si, CdTe and CIGS thin films, and emerging technologies \(i\.e\., perovskites\), advanced PV module designs \(i\.e\., bifacial, split cells conformable\), concentrating solar power, hydrogen production, and batteries for grid and device storage\. We work in partnership throughout Sandia and with industry, academia, and other national labs in research for the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office: Solar Energy Technology Office, Office of Electricity, 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: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*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

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.