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Intern - Primary Electrical Standards Technical High School Year Round
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an Intern Year Round \- Technical High School

The selected student will support the Primary Standards Laboratory Alternating Current \(AC\) Laboratory as well as assist with calibration and research activities in the AC Laboratory\.

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

+ Learn basic research skills
+ Be a part of a high\-performing calibration and research team
+ Demonstrate increasing levels of independence and responsibility
+ Show a commitment to operate in and contribute to a safe operating environment
+ Write software to communicate with laboratory equipment and analyze data
+ Perform electrical equipment test setup and measurements


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

+ Attending a local high school
+ Enrolled full time, as defined by the school
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ Minimum 16 years of age
+ U\.S\. citizenship


+ Good written and oral communication skills \(students will be expected to present results of their work at group meetings or program meetings\)
+ Basic ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software
+ Skills such as reliability, critical thinking, and organization – these skills can be demonstrated by previous school, job, or volunteer activities or noted by references
+ Experience working in a laboratory environment
+ Experience designing and building electrical circuits
+ Advanced Placement coursework in science or mathematics
+ Participation in hands\-on research through science fair, volunteer internships, or other activities that demonstrate planning, self\-motivation, organizational skills, etc\.
+ Excellent oral/written communication skills as demonstrated by coursework or special projects \(academic or extra\-curricular\)
+ Experience with software development in programming languages such as Python, LabView and MetCal

Department Description:

Department 9143, Primary Electrical Standards, provides calibration support to the Nuclear Security Enterprise, including support for SNL research and production organizations\. Department 9143 consists of three project groups: DC Electrical, AC Electrical, and Microwave\. Each project develops and maintains primary standards, consults on measurement problems, calibrates reference standards, and assists in technical oversight of the DOE/NNSA Nuclear Weapons Complex contractor standards laboratories\. The overall calibration program is accredited by the NIST National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program\.

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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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.