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Intern - User Experience Solutions 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

The successful candidate will participate on web development teams and assist with various aspects of web development projects and web product maintenance\.

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

+ Plan and conduct user research to improve usability and efficiency of web, desktop, and mobile applications
+ Apply user centered design methodology to develop usable software products
+ Translate user research findings into design recommendations
+ Create wireframes and prototypes to communicate design ideas
+ Collaborate with user interface designers and developers to create high quality software products
+ Serve as an advocate for end users


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
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional requirements:

+ Currently pursuing a master’s degree in Human\-Computer Interaction \(HCI\), User/Human Centered Design, User Experience, or relevant Science/Engineering discipline


+ Experience with a wide variety of usability methods, including observational studies, user interviews, surveys, heuristic evaluations, usability testing etc\.
+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
+ Experience working in development teams using agile methodologies
+ Knowledge of visual design principles, information architecture, and style guides/template creation
+ Understand and have practical experience with web\-based software application development methodologies, trends, and technologies

Department Description:

The User Experience \(UX\) Solutions Department helps teams develop well\-designed solutions by placing the end user at the center of the design process\. We provide user experience research, design, and development to ensure the best experience for the user when interacting with a product\. The services we provide are: User research \- understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations using methods such as contextual interviews and observations to gather requirements\. User interface design and development \- designing user interfaces and how the user will interact with the system\. Usability testing and evaluation \- testing and evaluating product concepts \(i\.e\. wireframes, mock\-ups, prototypes\) to evaluate ease of use and user satisfaction\. User interface web services \- development developing common user interface components\. Software development \- utilizing our team of project managers, requirements engineers, user researchers, user interface designers, and software developers to build a custom software application\. We strive for intuitive, useful, valuable, and delightful solutions that meet users' needs\.

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.