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Intern - Growing STEMS - R&D Undergraduate Year Round

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be enrolled in a STEM undergraduate program, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, U.S. citizenship, and capable of working 25-40 hours per week. Additional desired qualifications include college-level chemistry knowledge, lab experience, and strong communication skills.
  • You will conduct materials characterization, collaborate with experimentalists, analyze PFAS, synthesize materials, perform experiments, develop testing setups, and maintain the lab.

Off-cycle Internship

Research & Development, Science•Albuquerque


  • We are seeking a highly motivated Intern Year Round - R&D Undergrad to join a dynamic team and assist in designing and conducting laboratory testing experiments to improve our abilities to detect PFAS. These experiments span across technical disciplines and require interaction with staff across a broad range of knowledge and expertise to properly construct and conduct the tests.
  • Work will be primarily conducted in a collaborative group coordinating across different scientific and engineering disciplines to develop materials for effective PFAS sorption and methods for PFAS quantitation at trace concentrations. An intern with interest in environmental science, analytical chemistry, or materials science, are being sought.


  • 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
  • Be enrolled at one of the following institutions that qualifies for the Growing STEMS program with Sandia National Laboratories: Texas Tech, NM Tech, University of California-Merced, Amarillo College
  • 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:
  • Pursuing a degree in Chemistry. Materials Science & Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or a related discipline.
  • College level general chemistry and lab or equivalent (AP Chemistry with 4 or 5).
  • At least one college-level laboratory class in a STEM subject area.
  • Experience in safe handling of chemicals and materials.
  • Experience with data analysis and reduction.
  • Proven evidence of excellent teaming, interpersonal and written communication, and organizational skills.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Perform materials characterization, such as spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, etc.
  • Work closely with experimentalists to provide validated results of complex and challenging problems.
  • Aid in analytical measurement and detection of PFAS.
  • Synthesizing materials to sequester PFAS.
  • Perform adsorption and desorption experiments.
  • Development of new testing setups/techniques for unique sample geometries and/or environmental constraints.
  • General lab maintenance.


Work type

Full time

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