Intern - Flight Systems and Avionics - R&D Undergraduate Year-Round
Albuquerque, NM 
Posted 12 days ago
Job/Internship Description

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Ready to join a dynamic & diversely skilled team that solves significant issues for our nation's security? Are you passionate about advanced computer systems, software, firmware, or testing of systems to ensure integrity of avionics component in support of our National Defense and security? If so, we invite you to explore this opportunity to join our impactful team and make a difference.

Department 5325, Flight Systems and Avionics is seeking a year-round STEM intern to join our diverse team of engineers. The position is targeted for individuals looking to gain experience designing, developing, and creating advanced test systems and techniques. Our team of Test Engineers is looking to evolve our current test architectures and incorporate new technologies to further advance our current test capabilities. The test systems are employed by many organizations across the lab to meet environmental test requirements.

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

  • Evaluate electronic hardware using CAD tools and laboratory equipment.

  • Review and capture schematics to develop electronic designs.

  • Read and compare component datasheets.

  • Write, edit, and run through test procedures.

  • Write and present reports.

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 an accredited undergraduate program

  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major

  • 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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited graduate program near Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Enrolled in a bachelor's degree in electrical or computer Engineering in at least the Junior year of study.

  • Pursuing an Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

  • Undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science

  • Basic understanding of circuit theory.

  • Experience using basic laboratory equipment - power supply, oscilloscope, multimeter, etc.

  • Familiar with the use of CAD programs to do:

  • Schematic Capture

  • PCB Layout

  • Circuit modelling

  • Ability to write reports and procedures.

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 Flight Systems and Avionics (5325) Department at Sandia supports the development and delivery of critical innovative computing solutions for Navigation/Pointing/Control Systems, Specialized Radars & Hypersonic systems. Our department specializes in reconfigurable modular digital signal processing systems utilizing leading edge FPGA technology and general-purpose microprocessors. The department also specializes in the design, development, and rigorous testing of novel Digital Electronics for Hyper Sonics Systems, Inertial Navigations Systems, and Synthetic Aperture RADARs (SAR). Some of the work areas include inertial navigation, inertial measurement unit (IMU) integration and test, Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver integration & test, hypersonic vehicle Guidance Navigation Control algorithm implementation, and HWIL/SWIL simulators.

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 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.


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: 692907


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