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Intern - Nuclear Deterrence Risk & Threat Studies Technical Undergrad Summer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an Intern Summer \- Technical Undergrad

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

+ Assist senior technical staff members in systems analysis of technical nuclear forensics capabilities for a national security application
+ Summarize findings
+ Document and brief staff members of findings at conclusion of summer internship


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

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time \(or scheduled to graduate in the spring\) in an accredited undergraduate 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:

+ Completed freshman year and pursuing degree in Physics, Chemistry, Nuclear Engineering, or Chemical Engineering
+ Completed at least one year of college\-level calculus as well as one year of college\-level laboratory courses
+ Proficiency in MATLAB as well as technical writing and presentation skills

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position\.


+ Demonstrated initiative in work or academic achievements
+ Interest in a nuclear forensics career

Department Description:

We generate insight through objective systems analyses and research for decisions on nuclear weapons \(NW\) and other national security issues\. Studies focus on topics, technologies and policies important to the Laboratories, Sandia's partners, sponsors, and national security\. The group consists of six departments and more than 50 analysts\. Diverse project teams collaborate internally as well as labs\-wide to provide meaningful representations of complex and strategic domains to decision\-makers by synthesizing data, diverse insights, judgments, and opinions using modeling, heuristic, and analysis tools\.

A snapshot of the department's range of study topics includes: the Sandia weapons program and the nuclear weapons complex; application of technology to emerging national defense problems; nuclear and conventional threats to the US; national nuclear policy and its impact on NNSA; studies of military requirements; intelligence questions affecting national security and Sandia; Advanced & Exploratory technologies; Sandia's workforce and capabilities for the future\.

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.