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🚀 Internship

Intern - Materials Mechanics and Tribology - R&D Graduate Summer

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • Qualified candidates for this internship at Sandia National Laboratories must have a bachelor's degree and be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in a science, engineering, or math field with a minimum GPA of 3.0. They should also possess R&D experience in solid mechanics, be working toward a Ph.D. in a related field, and have excellent computer and mechanical skills, as well as the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required.
  • The intern will conduct experiments, analyze material mechanics data, collaborate with specialists, integrate results into models, and communicate findings through presentations and publications.

Summer Internship

Science, EngineeringAlbuquerque


  • Are you passionate about research using experiments and cutting edge materials characterization to assess the mechanics of materials? If so, you may want to consider applying to join Sandia’s Materials Mechanics department as a Graduate Intern. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with other inter-disciplinary research groups within Sandia National Labs to tackle unusual research problems related to materials mechanics and modeling.


  • 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 the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
  • 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 graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.
  • Qualifications We Desire:
  • R&D experience of solid mechanics, including strength of materials, continuum mechanics, and material mechanics
  • Have a record of successful research as demonstrated by peer-reviewed journal article(s) or presentation at scientific conference
  • Working toward a Ph.D. in material science, physics, applied math, mechanical engineering, or related field
  • Be enthusiastic about collaborating with a team, but driven as a self-starter
  • Experience characterizing the mechanical performance of novel materials, including metamaterials
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office, data analysis, reporting, and programming
  • Experience in computer programming for equipment control or data reduction (e.g. Labview, Matlab, Python and other commercial software)
  • Mechanical skills such as working with power tools, hand tools, and assembling systems
  • Ability to set up experiments including fixtures, cameras, and data acquisition hardware
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) L-Level security clearance

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Our team has an opportunity for a summer graduate intern focused on research at the intersection of data science, design, experiments, and materials modeling. On any given day, you may be asked to:
  • Plan, conduct, and analyze experiments to characterize materials mechanics using a variety of techniques, including servo-hydraulic load frames,
  • Synthesize materials knowledge using data-driven techniques in order to link material properties and mechanical response,
  • Work in collaborative team environments on multidisciplinary, technically challenging projects as part of a dynamic research organization,
  • Collaborate with specialists in other fields to integrate state-of-the-art experimental results into computational models,
  • Communicate accomplishments in presentations at international conferences; write and publish work in peer-reviewed journals.


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