Intern - Science of Extreme Environments Research Initiative (SEERI) Pulsed Power - R&D Graduate Summer

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7087923 (Ref:679022)

Posted: October 27, 2021

Job Description

We are seeking graduate summer interns to join our dynamic team! Graduate students interested in learning and contributing to cutting edge research in the areas of pulsed power sciences, radiation effects, electromagnetics, high energy density sciences, and inertial confinement fusion are encouraged to apply. As an intern you will join the cohort that will be part of the Science of Extreme Environments Research Initiative (SEERI) and some of you will be affiliated with the Assured Survivability and Agility with Pulsed Power (ASAP) Mission Campaign. Our program is highly interdisciplinary and designed for students pursuing degrees in the following majors, in alphabetical order: + Computer Science + Electrical Engineering + Materials Science + Mathematics + Mechanical Engineering + Nuclear Engineering + Physics While we are interested in interns in the broad topical areas described above, some of the specific research projects seeking interns include: + Support Sandia’s plasma and computational physicists involved with Sandia’s Z Pulsed Power Facility + Conduct complex 2D and 3D simulations of MA-scale pulsed power systems using Sandia’s high-performance computing platform + Support computational and design approaches for implementing energetic debris mitigation on Z + Investigate methods for synthesis of thermally stable and mechanically strong layered nanocomposite coatings + Conduct experimental research on high voltage systems to evaluate pulsed power component performance, failure rate, and lifetime + Evaluate advanced dielectric high voltage, high current capacitors through experimentation, simulation, and failure-mode analysis Please indicate in your application your areas of your interest; expressing interest in one topic will not limit your consideration for other areas. You will have an opportunity to learn from and work with a diverse group of Sandia staff, technologists, postdocs, and fellow student interns. Sandia, and our team, highly value supporting interns in their professional and academic growth. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. : 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.

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 (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program + Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 + Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer + U.S. citizenship Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.

+ GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 for all degrees earned + Experience in one or more of the following areas: + Pulsed power science and technology + Radiation, electrical and/or high energy density science + Modeling and simulation + Engineering fundamentals and engineering analysis and design + Experimental planning in radiation or nuclear environment + Demonstrated ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form + An existing U.S. Government granted security clearance

Department Description:

The Assured Survivability and Agility with Pulsed Power (ASAP) Mission Campaign will rapidly develop next-generation pulsed-power capabilities to sustain and extend the nation’s technological and intellectual leadership in hostile survivability of electronics and complex systems, nuclear weapon science, and broader national security issues. Sandia, a leader in pulsed power technology, is home to the world ‘s most powerful pulsed power capability in the world, the Z machine (see Sandia National Laboratories: Pulsed-Power Science and Technology). ( As part of the SEERI Program, students are offered hands-on flexible, challenging, interesting, and cutting-edge research opportunities while being mentored by Sandia National Laboratories scientists and engineers. These hands-on experiences are supplemented with technical seminars and facility tours that expose students to the broad range of engineering and scientific disciplines represented at Sandia. Student Interns are provided the opportunity and encouraged to present their work and accomplishments to their peers and the Sandia scientific community every August. In some cases, students are asked to present their work at professional conferences.

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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. 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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.

EEO Statement:

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.

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.

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Job posting number:#7087923 (Ref:679022)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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