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Intern - Microsystem Packaging and Polymer Processing 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 technical staff to support research and development related to design, modification, prototyping, and performance testing of proof\-of\-concept principles for high energy density capacitors
+ Participate in independent thinking to solve unique prototyping problems, including fixturing, packaging, processing, finishing, and testing
+ Participate in planning, undertaking, analyzing, documenting, and reporting the results of experiments, in consultation with the project leader and other team members


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

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

Additional Requirements:

+ Demonstrated capability to produce innovative solutions for engineering problems
+ Ability to work in a fast\-paced team environment with scientists, engineers, technical staff, technologists, and student interns
+ Effective communications skills for giving presentations, preparing reports, and explaining the important aspects of technical work to customers and collaborators


+ Experience in microsystems \(design, fabrication, and/or testing\)

Department Description:

The Microsystem Packaging and Polymer Processing Department \(Organization 1833\) specializes in two areas: \(1\) advanced packaging of electrical, MEMS\-based, and optical components, and \(2\) providing materials expertise, processing expertise, and prototype fabrication capabilities for a wide variety of polymer applications\.

In our microsystem packaging area, we develop prototypes and proof\-of concept devices that employ a wide variety of materials including ceramics, metals, polymers, and semiconductors\. We enable customer success across Sandia and its partnerships by providing expertise in lithography, laser processing, hybrid fabrication, microelectronic assembly/packaging, optical packaging, and in many cases the combination of these capabilities\. We also perform advanced research and development in the fundamental science and engineering areas relevant to development of packaging solutions that allow electronic, MEMS\-based, and optical components to meet demanding environmental requirements\.

In our polymer processing area, we support Sandia programs by providing materials expertise, processing expertise, and prototype fabrication capabilities for a wide variety of organic applications, including high\-performance polymers, gels, encapsulants, foams, adhesives, and composites\. We practice concurrent engineering with designers who are involved in the application of thermosetting, thermoplastic, and composite materials\. We routinely use these materials to join, package, and provide structural support to satisfy demanding electrical, mechanical, and environmental design requirements\. We support research on adhesion and on thermally and electrically conductive materials, support stress and fracture mechanics modeling efforts with experiments, perform emergency production when necessary, and work with our customers to find the right material for the application\.

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.