Intern - Power Sources Production - Technical Undergraduate Year Round
Albuquerque, NM 
Posted 26 days ago
Job/Internship Description

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an Intern Year Round - Technical Undergrad

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

  • Assist in the design and support of our product acceptance testers, which are a mix of custom design and commercial equipment. This work includes working in a laboratory environment designing electronic systems, characterizing instrumentation setups, and creating automated data collection systems.

  • Aid in the experimental laboratory research and testing of different kinds of power sources for NW purposes.

  • Programming various hardware and instrumentation using LabVIEW.

  • Perform data analysis and post-test processing using MATLAB, or other available tools.

  • Deliver results and report findings to team members and project partners.

Salary Range:

At Sandia, we value the important work done by our interns and its contribution to National Security. Because of this, our interns earn competitive pay rates. Our pay structure is based on earned credit hours, classification, and degree level. Your pay rate will be determined during the hire process and included in your offer package. You can view the Intern Pay Rate chart here ( .

Qualifications We Require:

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

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in a related 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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience programming National Instruments hardware with LabVIEW

  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages like MATLAB, C, C++, Java, and/or Python

  • Experience using Git for source code management

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

  • Experience working with custom-built test systems (design, fabrication, certification, troubleshooting)

  • Strong analytical, diagnostics and problem-solving skills

  • Self-motivation to work effectively as an independent contributor

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or Computer Engineering

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the 'posting date'. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

About Our Team:

Our team is part of the Power Sources Technology Group. Specifically, the Power Source Production Department which has two major tasks. The first is the production of power sources for the Sandia External Production program. These power sources must meet strict quality control requirements as well as meticulous test requirements to be shipped for use on Defense Programs (DP). Our second task includes the design, development, assembly, and maintenance of various testers for the Power Source Technology Group's components and products. We carry out tests for both DP and Strategic Partnership Project 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical 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:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 693560

Job Family: 91

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: P


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