Sandia Internship Program
Computer Science is pleased to be a participant in the Sandia Student Internship Program. This program provides the opportunity for exceptional undergraduate scholars to gain practical experience in work related to vulnerability assessment.
Sandia National Laboratories is a national defense laboratory with two major sites in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Livermore, California. Sandia's mission is primarily focused on the security and safety of our national interests and operates under the auspices of the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia has established an internship program for UMD computer science majors. Students selected for this program work as summer interns for Sandia for two years and are eligible to continue work during the intervening academic year. Sandia interns are given the opportunity to work on aspects of software security that are of interest to Sandia's Systems Assessment and Research Center. For example, interns might investigate a particular type of hacker attack to determine the characteristics of this type of attack and how such attacks might be recognized in order to prevent future attacks.
A branch of the Systems Assessment and Research Center is located in the Twin Cities and is directed by Bridget Rogers, a UMD Computer Science alumnus. During the first summer of an internship, Sandia interns will typically work in Duluth under the supervision of the Sandia Minnesota team and a UMD professor. Students will occasionally travel to Albuquerque and are expected to present the results of their research at the end of the summer in Albuquerque. During the second summer, interns will work at Sandia in Albuquerque. In addition to the internships, students who do well in the program may be offered permanent positions at Sandia National Laboratories upon graduation.
The official Univeristy Scholarship program website. You may also find the Swenson College of Science and Engineering scholarship web page helpful