Job Description
Job Title:
Student Intern – Atmospheric Science Support Technical Grad Summer 2015
Job ID:
Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time:

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Department Description
Geophysics and Atmospheric Science Department staff investigate R&D problems in all areas of Sandia programs: Defense, security, energy, climate, and infrastructure. Areas of expertise include seismic and electromagnetic signal processing, development of borehole tools for subsurface exploration and monitoring, atmospheric monitoring, and geological investigations. Technical activities cover the spectrum from theory to application, including algorithm development, computer modeling, data inversion, instrumentation development, and field demonstration. The department serves as a laboratories resource for geophysical and atmospheric sensing expertise.
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Job Summary
Performs work as an entry- to mid-level member of the workforce within a science and engineering environment involving graduate-level assignments, which may include research, application of project design and diagnostics, testing and documentation, development and analysis of technology options, and assembly and troubleshooting.
Primary Job Duties
Job assignments vary upon organization, discipline preference, and specific job requirements as defined in the job specification.
Duties may include working collaboratively with technical staff on developmental research, analysis of technology and engineering options, project design, testing, formulating conclusions, data collection, and analyzing experimental data.

Job specifications:

This internship is to support Sandia’s atmospheric science team.  This includes the team developing new climate models for the Department of Energy.  The intern will perform entry-level work involving assignments that may include assisting with research, computer-based modeling, atmospheric data analysis, application of computer model design and diagnostics, testing and documentation, development and analysis of model output.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of technical principles and processes.
Understanding of and demonstrated ability to 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.
The successful candidate must meet the following Sandia Student Intern Requirements: Official acceptance into an accredited university’s graduate program, full-time enrollment during the spring term immediately preceding the internship (typically 9 credit hours), a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0, and the ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer. U.S. citizenship.

Must be able to work both independently and in teams.  Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office  and very good oral and written communication skills.  Must have a background in atmospheric science through coursework or work experience.

Strong technical research and writing skills and the ability to interact with and support a diverse group of technically skilled staff members are desired. Experience with atmospheric models, Fortran, and/or other programming languages would be preferred.
Security Clearance
No clearance required.

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website.
Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.