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Intern - EM Systems Engineering & Qualification R& D Undergrad 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 Undergrad

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

+ Support test operations for use in the generation of non\-ionizing electromagnetic field radiation in guided wave simulators, and use electrical waveform recording instrumentation such as digital oscilloscopes, network analyzers and other common electrical meters using software programming controlled instrumentation
+ Assist with conducting electrical characterization/calibrations of sensors, transducers and other signal conditioners using software programming controlled instrumentation
+ Interface with Sandia colleagues/co\-workers to aid in the design and fabrication of test hardware, and/or acquire custom test and measurement setups, and arrange for external services such as NEC equipment compliance
+ Perform support tasks in compliance with safety regulations, which include: high voltage safety, fall prevention and performing work on ladders


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
+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
+ 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


+ Student in Electrical Engineering in Bachelor’s Curriculum
+ Experience using software programming for engineering applications
+ Perform electrical measurements of sensors, transducers and components
+ Experience in C/C\+\+ programming
+ Experience working in an electrical/engineering laboratory environment
+ Willingness and ability to submit an application for, obtain, and maintain a Department of Energy \(DOE\) Q\-Level Security Clearance

Department Description:

The Electromagnetic \(EM\) Systems Engineering and Qualification Department \(1354\) provides analysis, experiments and design guidance to support the development of well\-shielded advanced electronics systems for EM survivability purposes in conjunction with a variety of electrical test laboratories\. This includes direct injection of electrical insults into test assets and use of large environmental test facilities to simulate fast\-pulse, microwave, lightning, electrostatic discharge and broadband continuous\-wave \(CW\) EM environments\. We support the qualification of complex electrical systems in normal, abnormal and elements of severe EM environments\. Laboratory facilities include humidity\-temperature control and combined electrical with elevated temperature testing within enclosed EM shielded rooms\. Full system qualification testing includes use of Sandia's Mode\-Stirred Chambers, 4\-meter height GTEM cell, a transportable \(variable size \- up to 7\.2 meters in height\) fast\-pulse simulator used for combined environments testing, the Sandia Lightning Simulator for direct\-strike and nearby lightning environments, and a severe amplitude EM fast\-pulse simulator\. Department 1354 works closely with Dept\. 1352 \(EM Theory\), Dept\. 1353 \(Electrical Sciences and Experiments\), and Group 1340 \(Radiation Effects Sciences & Applications\)\. Our customers base includes various organizations across Sandia as well as Strategic Partnering Programs with government agencies and industry\. Current programs include: Mil\-Std 461 testing, HERO, and electrostatic discharge testing \(ESD\) testing; enhanced EM survivability of systems life extension programs, various delivery system\-legacy payload pairs addressing EM survivability, and severe environments effects/survivability/restoration to/of civil and government agency electrical distribution and communications infrastructure\.

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.