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🚀 Internship

Intern - Molecular and Microbiology - R&D Undergraduate Year-Round

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • The candidate must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student pursuing a science, engineering, or math major with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. They should be able 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 or legal permanent resident status is required. Additionally, having strong communication skills, expertise in Microsoft Excel, and experience with data analysis or signal processing is desired.
  • The intern will be responsible for testing and calibrating spectral sensors, analyzing data, and preparing results for presentations to the research team in the field of molecular and microbiology at Sandia National Laboratories in Mesa, AZ.

Summer Internship

Science, EngineeringAlbuquerque


  • We are seeking a Year Round - R&D Undergraduate Intern to assist with maintenance and operation of sensor technology deployed at the Arizona Center for Algal Technology & Innovation (AzCATI) on ASU’s polytechnic campus in Mesa, AZ. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists to implement real-time analysis of algal pond data to assess algae growth rate and state-of-health.


  • 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
  • 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. citizens, legal permanent residents, asylees or refugees in the U.S.
  • Qualifications We Desire:
  • Full-time undergraduate student in biology, environmental science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field.
  • Local to ASU’s Polytechnic Campus in Mesa, AZ
  • Desire to gain hands-on scientific research skills in the field of algal biofuels
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated success working independently as well as part of a team
  • Entry-level or higher knowledge of Matlab programming language
  • Experience with data analysis and/or signal processing
  • Willingness to travel infrequently to Sandia’s Albuquerque NM site for training

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Checking performance of spectral sensors
  • Calibrating spectral sensors
  • Preprocessing and analyzing spectral sensor data
  • Preparing experimental results for presentation to the research team
  • The selected applicant must reside near Mesa, AZ.


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