Institute Programs

Critical skills of critical importance

Hone your skills in areas of key significance

Many technical and business interns work on challenging projects within one of Sandia’s departments. Others may be selected to work within one of Sandia’s technical institutes.

Housed at both our New Mexico and California sites, these technical institutes provide interns challenging work experience in multiple disciplines critical to Sandia’s mission, including cybersecurity, computer and computational science, predictive simulation, remote-sensing technologies, electrical and mechanical engineering, the physical sciences, and software engineering.

Within the institutes, interns perform leading-edge research under the guidance of a Sandia mentor and use world-class state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Depending on need, interns could, for example, help design the programmable logic for a prototype system, contribute to a predictive-simulation model, or conduct pulsed-power experiments.

Technical seminars, tours, and workshops, and social activities round out the experience, giving interns an excellent overview of Sandia’s mission, research, and culture.

Institutes

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ProgramLocationDurationEligibility
Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI)New Mexico
California
Year round
Summer
Co-op
Undergraduate (Sophomore & higher)
Graduate
Energy Surety Incubator (ESI)New MexicoSummerUndergraduate
Graduate
Future of Research in Climate, Earth and Energy (FORCEE)New MexicoYear round
Summer
Undergrad
Graduate
Interdisciplinary Design, Engineering, and Assurance Students (IDEAS)New MexicoYear round
Summer
Undergraduate
Graduate
Interns for Security, Arms Control, and Force Protection Engineering (iSAFE)New Mexico
Virtual
Year round
Summer
Co-op
Undergraduate (Sophomore & higher)
Graduate
Mission Services Talent Acquisition Team (MSTAT)New MexicoYear round
Summer
Undergraduate
Graduate
Monitoring Systems and Technology Intern Center (MSTIC)New MexicoYear round
Summer
Co-op
Undergraduate
Graduate
Nonlinear Mechanics and Dynamics (NOMAD)New Mexico7 weeks, SummerUndergraduate
Graduate
Nuclear Weapons Summer Product Realization Institute (NW SPRINT)New MexicoSummerUndergraduate
Graduate
Research and Applications of Mechanics of Structures (RAMS)New MexicoSummerUndergraduate (Junior or higher)
Graduate
Resilient Energy Systems Intern InstituteNew Mexico
California
Virtual
Year round
Summer
Undergraduate
Graduate
Science of Extreme Environments Research Institute (SEERI)New MexicoYear round
Summer
Undergraduate
Graduate
TITANS: SoftwareNew MexicoYear round
Summer
Undergraduate (Sophomore & higher)
Graduate
TITANS: CyberNew Mexico
California
Virtual
Year round
Summer
Undergraduate
Graduate
TITANS: Math & AnalyticsNew MexicoYear round
Summer
Undergraduate
Graduate
TITANS: AutonomyNew Mexico
Virtual
Year Round
Summer
Undergraduate (Rising Sophomore & higher)

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