An internship with Sandia may be the opportunity of a lifetime – for high school students as real-world supplement to STEM courses, for undergraduates exploring new areas of focus while building their experience and skills, and for graduate students pursuing their research and completing their degrees.
Managers can post an intern position at any time. The hiring process typically takes six to eight weeks, and the suggested minimum internship length is six weeks.
2024 Summer Intern Dates and Hiring Deadlines
Dec. 4, 2023
Last day to submit new clearance requests for summer 2024 interns (summer hire must have accepted a job offer in order to begin clearance request)
Feb. 1, 2024
Last day to post summer internship jobs, including no-posts
March 11, 2024
All summer job postings will close at 11:59pm
March 15, 2024
All summer selections (Interview Evaluations/ESPs) are due by 11:59pm
April 15, 2024
Last day to submit clearance reinstatement requests for summer interns who have held a clearance before
April 29, 2024
First day for summer interns to begin work
June 24, 2024
Last day for summer interns to begin work
Aug. 29, 2024
Last day of summer internships (excluding late fall start schools) and last day of internship eligibility for spring graduates
Sept. 12, 2024
Last day of summer internships for students attending a school with a late fall start (must be confirmed)
Summer internship – This program is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. A summer internship usually runs from 10 to 12 weeks, between May through August.
Year-round internship – This program is available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who attend local schools or work with Sandia remotely while attending a non-local school.
Co-op internship – This formal work-study program is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an official co-op program at their school. After the three- to eight-month internship, the student returns to school full-time.
Sandia advertises all internship positions through the links available at Direct Employers. We also advertise top schools nationwide and publish open positions through campus career services websites via the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Contact HR Solutions if you need additional advertising and sourcing support.
About two weeks before your intern starts work with Sandia, you will work with HR Solutions and your administrative professionals to complete the following steps. Refer to this HR Solutions article for all the details.
Sandia’s student intern programs serve serves as a pipeline for regular employment at Sandia. When you are working with interns, taking specific actions, including defining job expectations, setting goals, introducing learning opportunities, providing regular feedback, and helping the intern develop relationships, can maximize this program’s value – both for your intern and Sandia.
Sandia’s Student Internship Program is a pipeline for the Laboratories’ top talent. Each year Sandia releases a conversion report to examine the effectiveness of the program and assess available talent for the upcoming year.
Sandia interns are eligible for many Sandia benefit programs and perks, including medical benefits, our onsite health clinic, and fitness centers. The Intern Benefits page has the details on intern pay, benefits, learning and networking opportunities, and more.