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Intern - San Antonio Cyber Mission Alliance - R&D Undergraduate Year-Round

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are currently hiring R&D Undergraduate Interns to join our Cybersecurity team (San Antonio Cyber Mission Alliance) for the 2021-2022 school year! Qualified candidates will be part of a team focused on Cybersecurity, Software, Math, and Analytics.
San Antonio Cyber Mission Alliance is seeking students who want to have a career in cybersecurity. We are focused on developing the next generation of experts in the field of computer security from the software stack down to embedded hardware. You will use your foundational computer science/engineering, math, analytics, and data science skills, with your work directed to cybersecurity topics.
Your projects will be real-world cybersecurity problems or software, hardware, or embedded engineering challenges contributing to a cybersecurity challenge or mission space affecting national security. There’s no busy work. Your solution will exercise foundational math and analytic techniques and best practices in SW or HW engineering to help improve the cybersecurity of our nation.
When applying to this requisition, you are applying for a position located in San Antonio, TX, making you a virtual worker for Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico. You must meet the criteria for being a virtual worker and execute the virtual worker agreement in order to work onsite in San Antonio, TX.
Please Note: This job must be physically done in San Antonio and may not be done remotely.

Posting Duration

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

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. citizenship

Qualifications We Desire

  • GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale preferred.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of an engineering or science related field, such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other relevant STEM Disciplines
  • Scholarship for Service Recipient

About Our Team

San Antonio Cyber Mission Alliance is seeking outstanding graduate students to work on vibrant, motivated teams. Interns perform work as an entry to mid-level member of the workforce within a science and engineering environment, engaging in R&D assignments which focus on applying computer science, computer engineering, or cybersecurity skills to solve complex challenges. Based on your skills and experience, your role may include anything from hardware research to software development to malware reverse engineering.

About Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:
*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.