Student Internships

Company Information

Company Name: Sandia National Laboratories

Position: Co-op

Start Date:


Albuquerque, NM
United States
Livermore, CA
United States

Job Information

Job Description for Student Internships

Since 1949, Sandia National Laboratories has developed science-based technologies that support the protection of our national security.  We continue to be one of the nation’s premier research, development and engineering laboratories, with over 8,000 employees across our sites in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA. Our highest goal is to become the laboratory that the United States turns to first for innovative systems engineering solutions to our most challenging and complex problems.
Internships that Work For You
Connecting your education to the work resources you need. Our philosophy is based on the belief that an internship differs from a job. By providing studentsan opportunity to develop and build an experiential base supporting their academic endeavors, the student’s future will profit, not only through increased employment opportunities, but also through better application of knowledge  during the initial stages of career development.
SNL internships are designed for success with graduated learning curves, careful on-the-job coaching and regular feedback on successes and improvement opportunities. Our internships include welldefined, standardized work processes, with effective training and access to experts when needed.
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Both fields play major roles in much of Sandia’s work. Projects include assignments with a combination of design, analysis, manufacturing, and test activities where mechanical and electrical engineering skills are highly valued. Ourengineers work on a variety of projects involving areas such as nuclear weapons and power, renewable energy, intelligent machines, robotics, pulsed power, missile defense, field testing, remote sensing, radar system design, and micro and nanosystems.
Business Professionals
Sandia is a multi-program laboratory with a multi-billion dollar budget. It is up to Sandia’s business professionals to facilitate the Lab’s world-class technical activities and provide stewardship for the taxpayers’ dollars. Opportunities existin the areas of accounting, finance, MIS, marketing, project management, recordsmanagement, human resources, and supply chain management.
Computer Science & Engineering
Many projects at Sandia are deeply rooted in computer science research and  focused on software development. Nearly 25% of Sandia’s technical staff are CS/CE professionals.  Major projects at Sandia are in areas that include computerand network security, collaborative technologies, computational science and mathematics, visualization and scientific computing, and advanced software research and development.

Job Requirements for Student Internships

Student interns represent a significant and integral part of Sandia’s total recruitingstrategy for trained scientists, engineers, administrators, and technicians atall degree levels. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in science,math, engineering, technology, business, or CIS/MIS disciplines are provided theopportunity to integrate their academic progress with work-related experience.
Internships are designed to:

  • Give students practical work experience and a chance to improve skills,
  • Offer students training and experience operating state-of-the-art equipment and instruments,
  • Identify outstanding graduates for possible full-time employment, and
  • Provide meaningful contributions as part of Sandia’s workforce.

How to apply:

  1. Search -- Visit Sandia's career site:
  2. Find -- Click on "View All Jobs"  Enter "Student" into keywords field
  3. Apply -- Select a Student Intern job posting. Click "Apply Now."

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