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.
2021 Summer Intern Dates and Hiring Deadlines
Nov. 30, 2020
Last day to submit new clearance requests for summer 2021 interns
Jan. 28, 2021
Last day to post summer internship jobs, including no-posts
March 11, 2021
Last day to make selections for summer interns
April 16, 2021
Last day to submit clearance reinstatement requests for summer interns who have held a clearance before
June 28, 2021
Last day for summer interns to begin work
Aug. 27, 2021
Last day of summer internships (excluding late fall start schools) and last day of internship eligibility for spring graduates
Sept. 17, 2021
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.
Alternate Schedule Internship – This program is available to undergraduate and graduate research and development (R&D) or technical students. An alternative schedule internship may run for three to eight months, for no more than one academic term, and may also include an adjacent summer.
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 interns are eligible for many Sandia benefit programs and perks, including medical benefits, our onsite health clinic, and fitness centers. Student interns has the details on intern pay, benefits, learning and networking opportunities, and more.