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Intern - Renewable & Distributed Systems Integration R& D Graduate Year Round
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an Intern Year Round \- R&D Grad

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

+ Conduct or support research related to wide area and microgrid controls renewable and distributed generation, energy storage, power electronics and advanced sensors
+ Assist with programming
+ Assist with data analysis
+ Conduct laboratory experimentation, modeling and simulation of energy systems using a variety of software


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 in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and 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:

+ Demonstrated experience conducting analysis, modeling, simulation and programming
+ Completed Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent major
+ Prior research or work experience involving electric grid or energy systems
+ Programming experience in Matlab and/or Python environments


+ Experience with tools and methods for distribution or transmission systems analysis
+ Knowledge of energy systems controls and protection
+ Familiarity with power electronics components and systems
+ Familiarity with optimization techniques

Department Description:

With the growing national interest in clean energy technologies, this is an exciting time for Sandia's Photovoltaics program to develop and showcase new ideas and conduct groundbreaking R&D as we lead the U\.S\. industry in the development of new materials, component, and systems solutions to greatly enhance the role of photovoltaic systems in our national electric infrastructure\. This Department works closely with government and industry partners to assess the performance and reliability of commercial and near\-commercial photovoltaic \(PV\) components, and to develop new concepts and components for longer\-lasting, lower cost PV systems\. The group is located principally on two sites at the north end of Tech Area I: the Photovoltaic Systems Evaluation Laboratory \(PSEL\) and the Distributed Energy Technologies Laboratory \(DETL\)\. This work is largely sponsored by the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technology Programs, while a growing portion of our customer base includes other Sandia departments, including LDRD; members of the U\.S\. industry; and other US government agencies\.

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.