Learn more about the variety of benefits you’ll enjoy at Sandia National Laboratories, including competitive pay; a challenging, positive work environment; and learning opportunities to help you move your career forward.
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You will be matched with a full-time mentor in a related technical or business discipline. The mentor will work closely with you to make your internship a rewarding experience. Interns conducting research at Sandia work on real-world, challenging problems and can take advantage of opportunities to share their results in summer symposium posters and possibly in national conferences or peer-reviewed journals.
The opportunity to connect and network can be a huge bonus as you navigate your next academic steps and prepare for your career. Even before you arrive, joining the Sandia Labs Interns Facebook group for your lab location (NM or CA) can help you meet other interns—and possibly find a roommate. Learn more about intern housing options »
During your first week, orientation meetings will set you on your course, and opportunities to attend seminars, info sessions, social activities, and other events will give you the opportunity to connect with Sandians throughout your internship. See the HR Events Calendar and use the “Student Interns” tag to see upcoming events.
After you leave, you can stay active on the Sandia Labs Interns Facebook groups to learn about current events as well as potential career opportunities at Sandia. Plan to join this group and bookmark our Intern Central website to get the latest information.
All student employees may access Sandia’s health services clinic, fitness center, and the employee assistance program.
Year-round interns (excluding high school students) and eligible dependents who are not covered by another medical plan may be eligible for basic medical coverage (but not dental or vision coverage). Summer interns, co-ops, and fellows are not eligible for medical coverage.
All Sandia interns and their families are eligible for lifelong membership in the Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union. The credit union is located onsite, so you can easily open and maintain a checking and/or savings account. You can also take advantage of automatic paycheck deposits to your credit union or other financial institution accounts.
Intern pay is structured in a specific way. See the details.
Intern employees are not eligible for any paid time off, such as paid holidays, vacations, or sick leave, unless there are specific time off benefits in your state of residence.
Student interns living in California may accrue paid sick leave and may request up to 3 days or 24 hours of accrued paid sick leave per year at the beginning of each 12-month period. Interns shall be entitled to use paid sick leave on their 90th day of employment due to the California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA).