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🚀 Internship

Intern - Photonic and Phononic Microsystems - R&D Graduate Summer

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • The ideal candidate for the Intern - Photonic and Phononic Microsystems position at Sandia National Laboratories is a U.S. citizen or legal resident with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or a related field. They are currently enrolled in a graduate-level program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The candidate should have experience in numerical simulation, mechanical design, and working in a research laboratory environment. Strong communication and problem-solving skills are also required.
  • The candidate will support research staff in developing novel actuation, thermal electric, and communication devices, conduct research on material properties and mechanical wave propagation, characterize devices and systems, analyze and document results, and gain practical laboratory skills.

Summer Internship

Science, Engineering•Albuquerque


  • We are seeking a Mechanical Engineering Summer Intern to support research in advanced mechanical transduction technologies for power and data transmission and sensing.


  • 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. citizens, legal permanent residents, asylees or refugees in the U.S.
  • Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.
  • Qualifications We Desire:
  • Earned bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or other relevant areas. Currently enrolled in graduate-level coursework and research in similar areas.
  • Knowledge in basic mechanical engineering design and principles
  • Experience in advanced numerical simulation and modeling and in mechanical design
  • Familiar with piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials and actuators, simulation software packages, and programming languages.
  • Experience operating in a research laboratory environment with basic knowledge of laboratory safety and test equipment operation
  • Experience working with general laboratory test equipment and data acquisition systems
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently to solve challenging problems
  • Strong writing and communication skills (for reporting technical results in meetings)

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Support research staff to develop novel actuation, thermal electric, and/or communication devices and methods
  • Perform research related to piezoelectric and magnetostrictive material properties and modeling of mechanical wave propagation
  • Characterize devices and systems and develop technology demonstrations
  • Analyze and document results (in reports or journal papers)
  • Become familiar with selected novel devices and develop practical laboratory skill


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