As a Nuclear Deterrence Pipeline Intern, you are interested in a career at a premier science and engineering laboratory, working on projects and technologies to make a safer world. You plan to graduate with your MS or PhD in electrical, mechanical, aerospace or systems engineering in 12 to 24 months and want to step into a career where you can put your education and passion to work making a difference.
The goal of Sandia’s Nuclear Deterrence Pipeline Intern program is to create a pipeline of highly qualified interns that are interested in a career with Sandia upon graduation.
As a member of Sandia’s Nuclear Deterrence team, you will work closely with colleagues from diverse technical backgrounds to address a
variety of engineering challenges.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
• Create design concepts for future systems and components
• Develop and test actual prototypes
• Guide maturation efforts
• Evolve and qualify innovative fabrication and assembly techniques
• Engineer systems and/or components across all phases of projects, spanning from conceptual-design studies to feasibility/cost studies
to full scale. Sandia nuclear deterrence engineers team with staff across multiple Sandia organizations, as well as Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratories, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), production agencies throughout the NNSA nuclear
security enterprise, and Department of Defense organizations.
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The California Weapons Engineering Center supports Sandia’s nuclear weapons mission, performing weapon system integration, stockpile
stewardship, and scientific research for the National Nuclear Security Administration. The center is also responsible for two Sandia core
products: security systems and gas transfer systems. Further, our nationally renowned expertise in hydrogen and tritium effects in materials
provides a deep necessary scientific basis for gas transfer systems and Sandia’s transportation energy program.
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 Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace or Systems Engineering (or closely
related) graduate program
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
• Ability to work at least 10 hours per 30 days but no more than 30 hours per week during the school year, and up to 40 hours per week
during the summer
• U.S. citizenship
• Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q Security Clearance
• Expected graduation date should be at least 12 months away but no more than 24 months
• Engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent
research and development
• General computer proficiency (Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office)
• Experience working with DOE, NNSA, DOD, or Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
• Current DOE Q-level security clearance or equivalent
• Systems engineering experience
• Project management experience

POSITION: Intern – Nuclear Deterrence RD Graduate Pipeline Year Round JOB ID: 666274
MANAGER: Curt Nilsen

Job Opening Created: 2/28/19
• Mechanical engineering skills, such as computer aided design, structural dynamics, vibration characterization, structural analysis, heat
transfer analysis, laboratory measurement techniques and diagnostics, computational simulation and modeling, integration of
subsystems, fabrication of prototypes, and/or conductance of qualification tests
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 schedules, 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.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level 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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.