Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in computer science, optical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, materials science, physics, mathematics, geophysics, seismology, or a related field of study
The Monitoring Systems and Technology Intern Center (MSTIC) is a student internship program focused on developing the next generation of experts in national security systems — space missions, treaty verification, nuclear nonproliferation, cooperative monitoring, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Working side-by-side with experienced research staff mentors, interns are encouraged to explore leading-edge technologies as they devise original, full-system solutions for real-world problems in national security.
MSTIC promotes collaboration, creativity, and mentorship by emphasizing teamwork, innovative thinking, and strong project leadership. In addition, the program provides a continuous learning environment through on-site training, technical seminars, and tours of current defense systems.
Designed for students interested in remote sensing, space-based systems, sensor technology, and high-consequence systems, MSTIC offers high-impact opportunities in the fields of computer, electrical, mechanical, optical, and systems engineering. MSTIC determines the best fit for each intern by taking into account individual skills and interests.
MSTIC interns are part of a Sandia program, Technical Internships to Advance National Security (TITANS), which offers students valuable cross-exposure to projects in three other TITANS tracks sponsored by the Center for Analysis Systems and Applications; the Center for Cyber Defenders; and Interns for Security, Arms Control, and Force Protection Engineering.
Examples of MSTIC projects in specific fields include the following:
Desired skills and experience for MSTIC projects include the following:
Detailed instructions for using Sandia's Careers tool to apply for a position are also available.