Undergraduate Interns

Sandia CorporationLivermore, CA

3 months ago


Job Title

Intern - CA Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) R D Undergraduate S

Job Location

Livermore, CA (ON-SITE/OFFICE)

Job Overview

We are seeking a CA Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) R D Undergraduate Summer Intern to join our team at Sandia National Laboratories. CCD's mission is to build the next generation of cyber security experts through the identification and mentoring of highly skilled student researchers in the fields of computer science and cyber security. In this role, you will have the opportunity to use your basic knowledge and understanding of information security and best practices, data structures and algorithms, operating systems, and computer networks to advance cybersecurity research, solve real-world problems, and contribute to our national security mission.


DoE Q or L Unspecified Unspecified


  • Leverage your skills across numerous domains, including software/hardware development, data analysis and machine learning, reverse engineering, and machine and network virtualization
  • Team with Sandia cybersecurity subject matter experts and fellow interns to solve real-world problems with real-world national security impact


Qualifications We Require:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
  • 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:

  • Experience in at least one of the following programming languages: Python, C, C++, Java, Go, Perl, Ruby, or Rust
  • Experience solving problems in a computer-related field, either in a formal research setting (e.g. academia, industry, or research institution) or through personal research and learning projects
  • Desire or intent to pursue a graduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in two or more of the following areas:
    • System Administration and Security (e.g. user/group permissions, host firewalls, services, logging, basic networking)
    • Binary Analysis / Reverse Engineering (e.g. source code auditing, IDA, Ghidra, YARA, assembly language, obfuscation/anti-debug bypass)
    • Digital Forensics and Incident Response (e.g. intrusion detection systems, log management, network traffic capture and analysis, disk and memory forensics)
    • Networking (e.g. network segmentation, network traffic analysis, DNS, routing, network firewalls)
    • Virtualization and Cloud Technologies (e.g. minimega/VMware/Virtualbox, AWS/Azure/GCP/OCI, cloud telemetry and logging)
    • Risk Management Frameworks (e.g. NIST 800-53, Mitre ATT&CK, Zero Trust principles)
    • Machine Learning and Data Science (e.g. pytorch, tensorflow, scikit-learn, networks)

We're excited for you to apply!

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