Intern - Science of Extreme Environments Research and Innovation (SEERI) Pulsed Power - R&D Undergraduate Summer

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7187145 (Ref:691848)

Posted: October 17, 2023

Job Description

What Your Job Will Be Like: Are you interested in developing transformational pulsed power capabilities and learning from elite scientists and engineers advancing science on the world’s premier pulsed power facilities? Undergraduate science and engineering students interested in learning and contributing to cutting edge research in pulsed power science, engineering and technology are encouraged to apply for summer 2024 internships. Pulsed power compresses energy in both time and space and can generate short electrical pulses with more power than the world’s total electrical power capability. Sandia is a world leader in pulsed power and its use to study radiation effects, electromagnetics, high energy density sciences, and inertial confinement fusion. As an intern, you will join the team that will be part of the Science of Extreme Environments Research and Innovation (SEERI) and you may be affiliated with the Assured Survivability and Agility with Pulsed Power (ASAP) Mission Campaign. This will include an opportunity to participate in a seminar series on the fundamentals of pulsed power and tours of key pulsed power facilities. 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 Some of the potential areas of research include experiments, modeling and simulation of transformational pulsed power components and systems including : + high voltage, high current switches and associated gas physics + high voltage insulators and breakdown including materials to increase breakdown thresholds + power flow in magnetically insulated transmission lines + designs and materials such as ceramics and/or metal coatings to minimize thermal desorption during rapid heating + laser modification of materials and laser-based diagnostics including laser thermometry using laser induced fluorescence and phosphor thermometry 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. 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 the spring term immediately preceding the internship (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. citizenship Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position. Qualifications We Desire: + Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 + Experience with pulsed power science and technology + Experience with radiation, electrical and/or high energy density science + Experience with modeling and simulation + Possession of engineering fundamentals and engineering analysis and design + Computer skills including Microsoft office, data analysis, reporting, and programming + Experience documenting and presenting work in reports, memos, and presentations + An existing U.S. Government granted security clearance. 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: 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 issue. 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:

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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. EEO: 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: 691848

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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