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Intern - Computational Thermal and Fluid Mechanics R& D Graduate Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an Intern Summer \- R&D Grad

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

+ Work with a team to implement thermal and fluid mechanics based models, primarily supporting compressible flows, within a highly object\-oriented, massively parallel, Sandia\-developed computational mechanics code
+ Work with a dynamic team of researchers, numerical methods developers, math model developers, experimental scientists and analysts working to solve challenging multi\-physics problems in aerosciences
+ Assist in the implementation of numerical algorithms and fluid physics models
+ Assist in the development and implementation of high order methods for finite element fluid dynamics algorithms, with the intended application area of hypersonic fluid flow
+ Assist with implementation tasks from a list of formal code requirements as well as assist the development team with user support and code documentation


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

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America\. Sandia will not sponsor work authorization for this position\.

Additional Requirements:

+ Willingness to work in Albuquerque for a minimum of 3 months
+ Experience programming Fortran or C\+\+

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


+ Next Generation Platform programming experience
+ Experience with using and developing the Sierra software package

Department Description:

The Computational Thermal and Fluid Mechanics Department \(1541\) develops advanced engineering analysis codes to execute on a variety of computing platforms from petaflop machines at SNL, LANL and LLNL to desktop workstations\. These codes will be used to perform highly detailed simulations for use in the design, development and qualification of nuclear weapons\. We also intend to continue our Center's history of collaborating with outside government agencies and commercial enterprises\. The code development efforts are focused at providing analysis tools for other departments in the Engineering Sciences Center and other strategic partners\. The code areas are thermal analysis, participating media radiation, fire environments, incompressible flow \(with capillary hydrodynamics, drying, porous flow \-\- multi\-physics\), compressible flow \(subsonic, transonic and hypersonic\), and shock physics\. The development teams also support work in solid mechanics and structural dynamics\. Code teams are typically five to ten people, and strong interaction with the analysis teams is an important part of the code development process\. Internal customers include the Defense Programs, Defense Systems and Assessments, and the Energy and Environment Sectors, in collaboration with other departments in the Center\. In addition, the department has significant involvement with external industrial partners including industrial consortia\.

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.