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Intern - Environmental Safety & Testing R& D Graduate Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


The Environmental Safety & Testing Department seeks a R&D graduate summer intern to participate in collaborative research across a wide range of areas in experimental and computational mechanical engineering\. The student internship is for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with excellent communications skills who have the desire to gain experience in a highly collaborative analysis environment\. Training and mentoring will be provided to ensure the success of the candidate in this position\.

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

+ Assist with engineering analysis, modeling, model validation, and experimentation
+ Assist with data acquisition, data analysis, structural and thermal analyses of systems, structures, and components
+ Participate in work which encompasses the full spectrum of research, development, and applications


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 Requirements:

+ Basic understanding of scientific and engineering principals
+ Proficiency in oral and written communication
+ Willingness to work in a team environment

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


+ Concentrated study in structural analysis and design, solid mechanics, thermal analysis, heat transfer, and/or fluids mechanics
+ Demonstrated creative problem solving and effective time management skills
+ Prior experience in scripting \(e\.g\., bash, python, etc\.\) or programming
+ The ability to work independently, while integrating effectively into a dynamic multidisciplinary teaming environment
+ Demonstrated experience with finite element modeling and analysis and knowledge of computational methods and their implementation
+ Demonstrated experience with large scale experimental set up and data acquisition techniques

Department Description:

The Environmental Safety & Testing Department at Sandia National Laboratories \(SNL\) supports a number of projects within the Nuclear Energy Safety Technologies Group\. The department and group focuses on analyses and experiments aimed at ensuring the safety and security of the nation's energy systems and infrastructure, with emphasis on safe transportation of high consequence materials\.The Group works extensively with other Sandia organizations and with the Department of Energy in a variety of areas related to risk and reliability analysis, human reliability analysis, structural and thermal analysis and modeling, fire protection, nonproliferation applications such as nuclear fuel cycle transparency monitoring, and experimental programs requiring remote locations and unique facilities\.Technical staff capabilities include nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering, mathematics and statistics, computer science, project management, and regulatory compliance

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.