Intern - Monitoring Systems and Technology Intern Center (MSTIC) - R&D Undergraduate Summer
WHAT YOUR JOB WILL BE LIKE:
The Monitoring Systems and Technology Intern Center (MSTIC) program is seeking outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geophysics, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Seismology, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related fields of study. Students will work in high-caliber, cohesive teams to support nuclear proliferation detection, ensure the research and delivery of remote sensing and verification systems, and manufacture high-consequence products. The MSTIC program is actively seeking qualified students to join existing project teams in designing, developing, implementing, testing, and delivering advanced data processing and exploitation software for complex, real-time analysis systems that support remote sensing. Projects within the center include, but are not limited to, satellite systems engineering, high-consequence missions, full- system approaches to solving national security issues, and multi-disciplinary sensing systems.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of technical principles and processes.
- Understanding of and demonstrated 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.
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.
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 (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program
- Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
- Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
- U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, asylees or refugees in the U.S.
Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.
QUALIFICATIONS WE DESIRE:
- GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 for all degrees earned.
- Working knowledge and understanding of an engineering or science-related field as listed in the required section.
- Candidates must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geophysics, Mathematics, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Seismology, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related fields of study.
ABOUT OUR TEAM:
The Monitoring Systems and Technology Intern Center (MSTIC) is a student internship program at Sandia National Laboratories that focuses on remote sensing and technologies. Specific areas of interest are space missions, treaty verification, nuclear nonproliferation, cooperative monitoring, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The program is aimed at developing the next generation of experts in these areas of national security systems. The program is designed for college and university students who are currently pursuing degrees in the fields of Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Materials, Physics, Mathematics, Geophysics, Seismology, or related fields of study, and are interested in furthering their knowledge in the area of remote sensing, space-based systems, sensor technology, and high-consequence systems while working on an undergraduate or graduate degree.
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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.
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.
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.