1+ months

Intern - Radiation Operations - Technical Graduate Year-Round

Albuquerque, NM 87102

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Year Round - Technical Graduate Intern to join our dynamic team!

The position entails working in and supporting Sandia’s Radiation Protection Program serving world-renown research facilities including, the Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR), Z Machine, and Ion Beam Lab (IBL), and many others, as well as RP-dedicated service programs such as the RP Instrumentation Program, RP Dosimetry Program, RP Sample Diagnostics Program, RP Training Program, and the Radiological Mixed Waste Management Facility (RMWMF). These student internships exist to assist in various technical assignments related to the operations, maintenance, and management of radiological facilities and radiological work across the site and all services provided by the Radiation Protection Program.

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

+ Perform analytical analysis in support of radiological work and facility maintenance

+ Perform hazard analysis in preparation for radiological work for the implementation of proper work planning and controls

+ Perform analysis related to neutron characterization efforts associated with radiation effects experimentation

+ Perform analysis related to radiation dosimetry and/or radiochemistry samples

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

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.

Qualifications We Require:

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

+ Earned bachelor's degree

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in a related accredited graduate program

+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

+ Ability to work up to 30 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 Health Physics, Radiological Sciences, or closely related ABET Accredited Science/Engineering Program

+ Possession of fundamental science and engineering skills, engineering and mathematical analysis, principles of radiation, chemistry, and a strong engineering, math, and physics background

+ Experience with hazard control and planning in radiation or nuclear environments

+ Understanding of radiological measurements and analysis

+ Understanding of principles of dosimetric and radiochemistry analysis

+ Experience in radiological modeling codes

+ Demonstrated attributes of leadership skills

About Our Team:

The Radiation Protection organization provides radiation protection services to Sandia line organizations and is the steward of the corporate Radiation Protection Program. Our services include translation of DOE rules and directives into Sandia specific requirements; development of tools to identify and control hazards from the use of radioactive materials and radiation-generating devices; providing trained and qualified personnel to support radiological work throughout the Laboratories; and workplace monitoring to ensure effectiveness of radiological controls. The organization works with the corporate Radiation Protection Safety Committee to establish goals, measure performance, and perform assessments to support continuous improvement in radiological work.

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: http://www.sandia.gov*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 L-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 the 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.

Job ID: 683309



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-20 Expires: 2022-07-20

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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