Student Intern - Electrical Engineering Technical Grad Summer (2014)
Sandia National Laboratories 77 reviews - Albuquerque, NM

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Performs work as an entry- to mid-level member of the workforce within a science and engineering environment involving graduate-level assignments, which may include research, application of project design and diagnostics, testing and documentation, development and analysis of technology options, and assembly and troubleshooting.

Primary Job Duties

Job assignments vary upon organization, discipline preference, and specific job requirements as defined in the job specification.
Duties may include working collaboratively with technical staff on developmental research, analysis of technology and engineering options, project design, testing, formulating conclusions, data collection, and analyzing experimental data.

Job specifications:

We are seeking motivated student interns with an interest and skill in Electrical Engineering. Candidates must have good communication skills, agility in adapting to change, and the ability to work successfully in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, teaming environment.

The student will assist Sandia National Laboratories' Staff Members in observing and/or conducting experiments, gathering and analyzing data, assembly of hardware, and/or other duties assigned under the direction of the Staff Member.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of technical principles and processes.
Understanding of and demonstrated ability to use a variety of research tools.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management.
Extensive knowledge of a suite of software, including Microsoft Office.


The successful candidate must meet the following Sandia Student Intern Requirements: Official acceptance into an accredited university's graduate program, full-time enrollment during the spring term immediately preceding the internship period (9 credit hours), a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0, and the ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer. U.S. citizenship.

The successful candidate must currently be pursuing a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. The following skills are required: (1) excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills; (2) demonstrated ability to team well with others; (3) ability to obtain a DOE Q-level Clearance.


3.7 cumulative GPA is desired.

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 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.


At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website.

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