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Intern - Materials Characterization & Performance R& D Undergrad Year Round
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a year round student intern to support the Surface Analysis Laboratory\. In this position, the intern will support a broad range of Sandia missions\. The intern will be exposed to numerous analytical techniques for materials characterization\. Opportunities to analyze data from various methods and/or to use these techniques will arise in some cases\.

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

+ Operate scanning kelvin probe, X\-ray fluorescence, and/or electron spectroscopy
+ Utilize optical microscopy and glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy
+ Sample a variety of materials such as semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, and metals
+ Participate in publications, technical societies, and presentations as opportunities arise


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

Additional Requirements:

+ Pursuing a bachelors degree in engineering, physics, materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry, or a related field
+ Competency with the use of desktop computers and common relevant software \(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,etc\.\)
+ Experience working collaboratively in a team setting


+ Experience in operating vacuum equipment, characterization instrumentation, or an aptitude for working with hardware and instrumentation
+ Experience with LabView or similar programs
+ Effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
+ Experience in and/or ability to organize tasks to enable work on multiple projects simultaneously
+ Detail\-oriented mindset
+ Good hands\-on, troubleshooting, and/or problem\-solving skills
+ Ability and desire to work independently

Department Description:

The Materials Characterization & Performance Department supports Sandia by developing and applying a breadth of analytical techniques to assess the structure, composition, and properties of materials\. We serve our customers by helping them understand material behavior and performance, develop improved materials for specific components and applications, as well as develop lifetime performance predictions for materials\. By applying a breadth of techniques, including spectroscopic and diffraction techniques, light and electron microscopy, metallography, surface analysis, chemical analysis, and contaminant analysis, we provide materials understanding and solutions for: engineering components and structures, failure analysis of all types of materials, and research projects across a wide customer base\. We serve the entire corporation in their material analysis needs and frequently other federal agencies and industry\. We also act as a gateway to materials characterization capabilities within and outside of Sandia\. We take pride in owning, maintaining and utilizing to the fullest extent the best instrumentation available anywhere\.

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.