Thread: Geophysical Detection Internships at Sandia National Labs

Started: 2022-01-19 22:20:48
Last activity: 2022-01-19 22:20:48
Kathy Davenport
2022-01-19 22:20:48
The Geophysical Detection Departments at Sandia National Laboratories are looking for interns for summer 2022!

We have several projects focused on topics related to seismology and global security. See below for project information and point of contact. Specific questions related to internship topics can be directed to the respective POC.

- Characterization of ambient acoustic noise in urban environments, POC Fransiska Dannemann Dugick fkdanne<at>sandia.gov
- Locating seismic events using single-station data, POC Kathy Davenport kdavenp<at>sandia.gov
- Machine learning for infrasound propagation modeling, POC Sarah Albert salber<at>sandia.gov
- Reducing data redundancy to improve seismic tomography, POCs Robert Porritt rwporri<at>sandia.gov and Andrea Conley acconle<at>sandia.gov

Interested undergraduate applicants should apply through Sandia’s Monitoring Security and Technology Intern Center to Job # 680376:
https://cg.sandia.gov/psc/applicant/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant&Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteID=1&JobOpeningId=680376&PostingSeq=1

Interested graduate applicants should contact the project POC.


The Monitoring Systems and Technology Intern Center (MSTIC) program is seeking outstanding students majoring in Geophysics, Geology, Physics or related fields of study.
On any given day, students may be called on to:
- Contribute to research projects related to national security issues
- Be mentored by Sandia National Laboratories scientists
- Work independently and with a team of diverse skill sets to analyze large geophysical datasets
- Process and interpret seismic data
- Participate in model development and analysis
- Support data management activities by producing data visualizations and documenting research outcomes

Qualifications We Require:
Bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:
- Undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited program
- Pursuing a science, engineering, or math degree
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
- Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
- U.S. citizenship

Qualifications We Desire
- Geology, geophysics, or seismology coursework
- Experience with Python and/or MATLAB
- Familiarity with seismic data processing, wave propagation, or geologic interpretation

The Monitoring Systems and Technology Intern Center (MSTIC) is a student internship program at Sandia National Laboratories that focuses on remote sensing and technologies. Specific areas of interest are space missions, treaty verification, nuclear nonproliferation, cooperative monitoring, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The program is aimed at developing the next generation of experts in these areas of national security systems. The program is designed for college and university students who are currently pursuing degrees in the fields of Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Materials, Physics, Mathematics, Geophysics, Seismology, or related fields of study, and are interested in furthering their knowledge in the area of remote sensing, space-based systems, sensor technology, and high-consequence systems while working on an undergraduate or graduate degree.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

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