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Intern - Power Sources Design and Development Technical Undergrad Year Round
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an undergraduate student intern to support design development and testing of primary and secondary batteries and battery management systems \(BMS\) for use with lithium\-ion batteries\.

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

+ Process experimental data using Excel, MATLAB, and/or Minitab
+ Interact with engineers to develop cell evaluation experimental plans
+ Collaborate with other interns on the development of BMS algorithms
+ Perform cell evaluation testing
+ Aid technologists with light assembly work \(soldering, resistance welding, measurements\)
+ Perform quality assurance activities \(photo documentation, checklist verification\)

The opportunity to perform experimental work is dependent on the needs of the program and interests of the intern\. The intern must be willing to work independently in an office area separated from other Sandia team members unless the intern holds a Department of Energy \(DOE\) security clearance\.


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

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program
+ 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
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Knowledge of basic engineering, chemistry or electronics
+ Desire to grow in knowledge of battery technology


+ Experience working with batteries or battery management systems
+ Completion of a portion of the core courses required for a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math \(STEM\) degree

Department Description:

Department 2545, Power Sources Design and Development, is part of the integrated Power Sources Technology Group\.The Power Source organization provide cradle to grave R&D, engineering, and production of power sources including thermal batteries, thermoelectrics, and lithium primary and secondary cell batteries, as well as research into many other new power source technologies\. Power source technology is a growing need area both within the NW SMU and in the Energy, Climate and Infrastructure Security \(ECIS\) SMU\. While the primary customer of the Power Sources and Metrology Group is NNSA, both business areas are growing a customer base including DoD, NASA, other DOE offices, and commercial entities\. Org 2545 at Sandia National Laboratories designs and builds small prototype and development builds for multiple government customers\.

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:

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.