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Sandia Institute for Modeling and Simulation

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When offered

Year-round

Who can apply

Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in computer science or software engineering


Location

Sandia/California

About SIMS

The Sandia Institute for Modeling and Simulation (SIMS) gives students an exciting opportunity to conduct engineering research, design, and development in support of exploratory computer and software engineering. Interns will explore and contribute to projects in the areas of enterprise modeling and parallel simulation, distributed sensor systems, mobile device applications, and ad hoc wireless networking. These technologies are applied to support the national-security missions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

Student interns are assigned engineering projects and responsibilities with Sandia researchers in the fields of computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, chemical engineering, and materials science. Students may attend presentations on related topics, including distributed computing, massively parallel computation, and simulation technologies. SIMS students also have access to state-of-the-art computing equipment and facilities.

Application procedure

  1. Use Sandia's Careers tool to create a username and password.
  2. Enter "institute modeling simulation" into the Keywords text field, and click Search.
  3. Browse the list of SIMS intern openings.
  4. Complete an online application for a specific intern opening.

Detailed instructions for using Sandia's Careers tool to apply for a position are also available.