Global Security Research & Analysis Intern, Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, NM)


We are seeking an Intern Year-Round Technical Undergraduate. This position will be initially remote.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Perform entry-level work within a technical science and engineering environment working in conjunction with Sandia staff on interdisciplinary projects that involve applying integrated technical judgment. This can include using critical thinking and the scientific method to: identify/define problems, collect data through observation and experimentation, and formulate and test hypotheses about the uses and deployment of advanced technologies in support of US nonproliferation and nuclear (and global) security goals. 
  • Conducts policy-related analyses in support of: conducting systems-based analyses of global security issues and emerging threats; researching new approaches for arms control and nonproliferation mission areas; developing advanced concepts for regional/ global security and CBRN threat reduction; providing regionally informed policy options to decision-makers and publications; collaborating with a global network of security professionals and Track II events; partnering with regional visiting research scholars on international security issues; advancing state-of-the-art analysis of global security at the nexus of science and policy; and developing professional development materials to support sponsor efforts to improve nuclear security in countries around the world. 
  • These duties will require applying analysis of international affairs, principles of foreign relations, and scientific and engineering principles in analysis of advanced concepts and technologies for nonproliferation and nuclear security.

The student intern will need to:

  • Use advanced research methods,
  • Perform critical thinking activities, and
  • Synthesize and analyze complex source material.
  • Other project tasks will be dependent on successful candidate qualifications and experience.


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
  • 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

  • Technical understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle
  • Familiarity with technologies used in support of international treaties and agreements
  • Experience in international affairs and/or security studies, preferably with a specific focus on nonproliferation issues
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Capability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally in support of programs
  • Demonstrated versatility, political savvy, and high tolerance for ambiguity


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