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🚀 Internship

• Starts Jun 16

Intern - Nonlinear Mechanics and Dynamics (NOMAD) - R&D Undergraduate Summer

🚀 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 have experience or academic focus in structural dynamics or solid mechanics, along with proficiency in finite element analysis and experimental methods. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are desired, as well as the ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team. U.S. citizenship or legal residency is required. Availability from June 17-August 8, 2024, for an 8-week internship is necessary.
  • The intern will be responsible for working on various projects in nonlinear mechanics and dynamics, including optimizing sensor placement, compensating for distortion in metal additive manufacturing, predicting ductile failure, modeling impact tests, and analyzing multi-harmonic time responses.

Summer Internship

Science, Engineering•Albuquerque


  • The Nonlinear Mechanics and Dynamics (NOMAD) Research Institute is an 8-week long program held at the University of New Mexico (UNM) that brings together researchers from around the world to work on challenging research problems in engineering sciences. The Component Science and Mechanics Department is seeking motivated and productive student interns to contribute to a number of summer research projects. The internship will provide you with opportunities to work in diverse research teams, to participate in a research project that will be presented at a final seminar series, and to engage/network with professionals working within their research fields. The teams generally consist of 3 interns and 3-5 mentors per project team.


  • 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. citizens, legal permanent residents, asylees or refugees in the U.S.
  • Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.
  • Qualifications We Desire:
  • Experience (or academic focus) in topics in structural dynamics, such as mechanical vibrations and modal analysis, and/or solid mechanics, such as failure analysis and contact mechanics
  • Experience with finite element analysis, experimental methods, signal processing, model validation and calibration, numerical methods, and measurement systems
  • Undergraduate research that aligns with state-of-the-art research in nonlinear mechanics or dynamics
  • You should be able to work independently, with the ability to integrate effectively into a dynamic multidisciplinary teaming environment
  • You should demonstrate strong interpersonal, organization, and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3/4.0 is desired
  • You are available to participate in the Institute for 8 weeks from June 17-August 8, 2024

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Projects selected for Summer 2024 include:
  • Electrical Chatter and Modal Response of Pin-Receptacle Contacts in Oil
  • Sensor Placement Optimization for Expansion of Mixed-Domain Dynamic Response
  • Distortion Compensation for Metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Ductile Failure Prediction in Additively Manufactured Metals via 3D Characterization
  • Pulse Shape Modeling for Impact Tests
  • Extracting the Salient Features of a Multi-Harmonic Time Response with Closely Spaced Modes


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 16, 2024




  • 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