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Intern - Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) R& D Graduate Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking an Intern Summer \- R&D Grad

The Center for Cyber Defenders \(CCD\) hires Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Math majors\. Students will gain experience in some of the following: operating systems analysis, virtualization technologies including software defined networking, distributed systems, storage, and algorithm analysis and development, advanced modeling and emulation, machine learning, reverse engineering, network programming, cryptography research and analysis, embedded systems analysis, device analysis, circuit simulation and much more\.

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

+ Work as an entry level member of the workforce within a science and engineering environment involving graduate\-level assignments
+ Work on research, software development, testing and documentation, analysis of technology options, and troubleshooting
+ Work on small research and development \(R&D\) efforts as well as large, multidisciplinary team collaborations


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

+ Earned bachelor's degree
+ Currently attending and enrolled full time \(or scheduled to graduate in the spring\) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate 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 Graduate Requirements:

+ Graduate students must demonstrate skills in information security, computer architecture, networking, and operating systems; as well as working knowledge of multiple programming languages

Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position\.


+ GPA of at least 3\.7 on a 4\.0 scale
+ An existing US Government granted security clearance
+ Working knowledge and understanding of an engineering or science\-related field as listed in the job specification section
+ Working knowledge in software development, network programming, system testing, virus and malicious code defense and basic cryptography\. Typical skills for our research projects include, but are not limited to: Software tools such as IDA Pro, VMware, Wireshark, and GNURadio; Programming and Scripting languages such as C, C\+\+, C\#, Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, SQL, and MATLAB; Computer hardware knowledge such as FPGA design using VHDL or Verilog, Low\-Level Programming; EE skills such as Circuit Design and Analysis, Circuit and Digital Logic Simulation, Hardware and Firmware Debugging using In\-Circuit Emulators, and Parsing Electronic Components Datasheets\. General Research areas for our projects have included technology areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Data Mining, Graphic Modeling Software, Machine Learning, Malware, Mobile Device Application Development, Malicious Code Behavior, Networking Protocols, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Reverse Engineering, Red Teaming, Virtual Machines, Forensic Analysis, Digital Signal Processing, Software Defined Radio/Networking, and Wireless Communications

Department Description:

The CCD gives computer science interns practical experience with computer systems, network operations, and information protection\. This internship program combines research with education and provides a venue for interns to perform experiments on attacking and defending computer systems with proper guidance and protective measures in place\.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

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.