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Intern - Strategic Firing Subsystems 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:

+ Support the development, specification, and testing of electrical components within the department and to provide support to other programs within the Firing & Embedded Systems Group
+ Perform clarification of requirements
+ Assist in planning and procurement of hardware
+ Test planning and execution
+ Perform analysis of test/analysis data for design performance
+ Design definition and documentation
+ Create communication of program status and engineering data to customers and Sandia management
+ Become a member of a tightly integrated team working to design, develop, qualify, and produce the W88 Firing Subsystem \(FSS\) to support Department of Energy and Department of Defense activities

This position offers the opportunity to learn and experience engineering across Sandia and the NNSA enterprise as well as taking part in the primary mission of the Lab\. The successful candidate will be customer\-focused and have strong teaming and analytical skills\.


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:

+ Earned Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or related discipline
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy \(DOE\) Q\-level security clearance


+ Experience in one or more of the following: high voltage pulse discharge design, high voltage power supply design, high voltage analog design, and board\-level and/or component level circuit design
+ Demonstrated ability to work within teams that cross technical disciplines
+ Demonstrated effectiveness working in an environment with dynamic conditions, competing priorities, and firm deadlines
+ Strong verbal and written communication skills

Department Description:

The Strategic Firing Subsystems Department 2625 has responsibilities for firing subsystems used on U\.S\. Navy and U\.S\. Air Force nuclear weapon systems\. These products are reliable, operate in extreme environments and have a high, performance consequence\. The department has life\-cycle product responsibility to design, develop, qualify, validate, produce, monitor, assess and dispose\. We provide engineering support for our products including production, surveillance, special finding investigations, and improving our technical basis for understanding performance\. Current work activities include support for the W88 ALT 370 program, support for the W87 program and advanced development activities\. The staff is a highly competent multidisciplinary team with skills in systems engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical design, performance verification, and project management\.

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 Q\-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 Q\-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.