Energy Internship Programs

Sandia energy programs partner with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, and academia to provide supportive internship opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.

To view internships for all Sandia programs, visit the Sandia Internships and Co-ops page.

To find out more about careers at Sandia, visit our Careers page for up-to-date postings.

Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program

The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program promotes next-generation education and development in STEM-related career paths that align with the current and future missions of the Department of Energy. Learn more about the program and view all MSIPP opportunities.

The goal of the CREPES program is to prepare a sustainable pathway for highly trained students to enter into the National Security Enterprise workforce. CREPES interns will carry out transformative and applicable research, gaining practical experience and training in the area of electrical engineering, with an emphasis on electric power and energy systems engineering, nuclear engineering, and related cyber and information security issues.

Lead institution: Florida International University
Partner institutions: The University of Texas at El Paso and Alabama A&M University.

Sandia contact: Brian Pierre;

Learn more about CREPES

The STEP2NL Consortium is designed to support and connect underrepresented populations with national lab career pathways by delivering focused skills development, career guidance, mentorship, and internship opportunities.

Partner institutions: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, New Mexico State University, Texas Christian University, Guilford Technical Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, Doña Ana Community College, and University of New Mexico-Gallup.

Sandia contact: Summer Ferreira;

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The CHRES program provides summer internship opportunities to undergraduates, doctoral students, and faculty from four Hispanic-Serving Institutions. CHRES supports the Department of Energy’s goal of building a sustainable pathway for next generation of engineers and scientists from the Hispanic community.

Institutions: Universidad Ana G. Méndez–Gurabo, Universidad de Puerto Rico–Mayagüez, University of Texas at El Paso, and University of New Mexico

Sandia contact: Abraham Ellis;

Tribal Energy Security Internships

The Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, with support and coordination from Sandia National Laboratories, offers a college student internship program for current full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are familiar with Native American culture and tribal issues.

Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs student interns support tribal energy projects and assist a cross-disciplinary team to perform specific technical tasks in the field and at Sandia.

Learn more about Office of Indian Energy internships.