Date Posted: Feb 6, 2018
We are seeking an Intern Summer - R&D Undergrad On any given day, you may be called on to: + Work in support of staff members and postdoctoral appointees to develop and test robotic, electromechanical, unmanned and/or autonomous systems for a variety of projects in a fast-paced team environment + Hold responsibility for the electromechanical integration of sensorized robotic vehicles, the development of software modules to enable integration of algorithms and physical components, and/or the conduct of experiments to evaluate new technologies + Work on projects related to robotics, prosthetics, autonomy and/or sensors + Perform hardware and software tests and document results, under supervision of professional research and development staff + Contribute to manuscripts for publication
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements: + Currently attending and enrolled full time (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 Additional Requirements: + Enrolled in undergraduate program in Engineering Computer Science, Robotics, or related field + Interest in working in a team environment on the development and testing of novel technologies for robotic, unmanned, or autonomous systems Sandia National Laboratories has a preference for an American Indian as defined as a member of a recognized Federally-recognized Tribe, Alaska Village or Alaska Corporation (not state-recognized, not bands or groups, or first peoples of Guam or Hawaii). Additionally: Submit ONE electronic file (include answers to ALL of the below essay questions using up to 250 words with resume attachment) including: 99. What unique academic involvement or life experience do you have with tribal communities or schools? Include student membership to the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) if applicable. (250 words) 99. What is your interest in robotics & include academic courses? (250 words) 99. How could you use this internship experience to benefit tribal communities? (250 words) 99. Describe a frustrating project you worked on & describe how you dealt with the challenges it presented. (250 words) Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.
+ Experience with the development, testing, programming, or use of robotic, mechatronic, unmanned, autonomous or wirelessly controlled systems (e.g. aerial drones).
Organization 06533 Robotics and Counter-Robotics R&D, specializes in robotics, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), advanced controls, miniature mechanical design and fabrication, electronics, cybernetic systems, sensor systems and computer vision systems. The department established and maintains responsibility for several FAA Certificates of Authorization (COA) for unmanned aerial systems. The department conducts both basic research and applications development of robotic systems producing numerous patents and deployment of systems. The department conducts numerous active research, development and application projects for a variety of customers, both internal to Sandia and across the national security establishment, and collaborates heavily with partners across Sandia. The department is one of three in the High Consequence Automation and Robotics Group within the Weapon and Force Protection Center.
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: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and 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.
Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT