Sandia National Laboratories Intern - Electrical Science & Experiments Technical Undergraduate Year Round in Albuquerque, New Mexico


The Electrical Sciences and Experiments department is seeking a student intern to support research and qualification work on a year-round basis.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Work in a laboratory environment with a team of experienced professionals
  • Support the setup and execution of experiments
  • Support the general operations and execution of work
  • Help to ensure the safety and security of lab operations
  • Learn to operate and utilize instrumentation and diagnostic equipment
  • Work within a dynamic team environment


You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing an electrical engineering degree, or related discipline
  • Proficiency in MATLAB
  • Ability to work onsite (Albuquerque)
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance


  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8/4.0
  • Completed coursework in calculus, physics, electrical engineering and chemistry
  • Experience with common electrical engineering instrumentation and diagnostics (oscilloscopes, multimeters, etc.)
  • Demonstrated analytical, research and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to work in a laboratory environment that includes high voltage, pressure, laser, non-ionizing radiation, chemicals, and mechanical hazards
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver presentations and reports

Department Description:

Department 1353 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and Work for Other (WFO) Programs. Our capabilities include experimental electromagnetics, the design and manufacturing of advanced power electronics, compact high current drivers, electron beam accelerators, x-ray sources, development and analysis of advanced materials and components, and plasma physics. Department 1353 employs a comprehensive research approach that includes analysis, simulation, and hardware verification.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level 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 must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

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.