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🚀 Internship

Intern - Environmental Systems Biology - R&D Undergraduate Summer

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • The candidate must be enrolled full-time in an accredited undergraduate program, pursuing a science, engineering, or math major, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0. They must also be a U.S. citizen and able to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer. Strong communication and organizational skills, teaching or presentation experience, and biological laboratory research experience are desired, along with the ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team.
  • The intern will be responsible for maintaining the laboratory, cultivating various microorganisms, isolating nucleic acids, performing molecular cloning and transformation, conducting PCR-based assays, characterizing growth, running oxidative reactions, performing enzyme assays, analyzing and summarizing experimental data, and promoting a safe operating environment.

Summer Internship

Research & Development, Science•Albuquerque


  • Sandia National Laboratories Environmental Systems Biology Department in Albuquerque, NM seeks to hire interns to work on research projects focused on bioenergy and biosecurity. As a Bioscience R&D Undergraduate Summer Intern, you will join a multidisciplinary team and support exciting research projects using a wide range of molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry, and analytical skills. You will be guided by a technical mentor, work closely with a team of researchers and interns on issues of national significance.


  • 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 the spring term immediately preceding the internship (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
  • Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.
  • Qualifications We Desire:
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Teaching or presentation experience
  • Biological laboratory research experience
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Laboratory maintenance
  • Cultivation of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and/or algae
  • Nucelic acid isolation
  • Molecular cloning and transformation
  • PCR-based assays
  • Growth characterization
  • Running oxidative reactions with lignin and waste plastics
  • Performing enzyme assays
  • Analysis and summarization of experimental data
  • Throughout this internship, you will gain valuable hands-on laboratory experience. Successful interns are expected to gain increasing levels of independence and responsibility, and demonstrate a commitment to operating in, and contributing to, a safe operating environment.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*
  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports