Intern - TID
Menlo Park, CA 
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Job/Internship Description
SLAC Job Postings

Position Overview:

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a multipurpose laboratory for astrophysics, photon science, accelerator and particle physics research, has an employment opportunity available for an undergraduate student in physics or engineering with an interest in rf accelerators, electromagnetics, quantum information science (QIS) or advanced manufacturing and seeking to gain work experience.The intern will be part of a growing team at SLAC and Stanford University working to develop these topics. They will assist in the growth of these projects and will perform simulation, data analysis, experimental or design work materials analysis at either SLAC or the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities.

Your specific responsibilities include:

  • Participating in design and performing experiments.

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • Great resume builder for someone seeking practical experience in a scientific and research environment.
  • Opportunity to become more closely connected to the Stanford/SLAC scientific community, as the intern will be working with both students and staff from many different disciplines.
  • Opportunity to learn about experimental research and exposure to the work environment in a research and user facility.

Note: This is an hourly, non-benefits eligible temporary-nonexempt internship position (works at 50% full-time equivalent or more, not to exceed 980 hours in six consecutive months). Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age, currently enrolled in an educational program or recently graduated, and have US work authorization. This is a summer internship for 12-14 weeks in the May to September 2020 timeframe. Due to COVID-19 related curtailment of on-site activities, the job duties for this position may be required to be performed from home. Any on-site activities that may be performed as part of this job will be subject to the SLAC rules and restrictions governing COVID-19 safety protocols.

To be successful in this position:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an educational program or recently graduated in engineering, physics, computer science or related field.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, and work and communicate effectively with a scientifically diverse population.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

SLAC employee competencies:

  • Effective Decisions: Uses job knowledge and solid judgment to make quality decisions in a timely manner.
  • Self-Development: Pursues a variety of venues and opportunities to continue learning and developing.
  • Dependability: Can be counted on to deliver results with a sense of personal responsibility for expected outcomes.
  • Initiative: Pursues work and interactions proactively with optimism, positive energy, and motivation to move things forward.
  • Adaptability: Flexes as needed when change occurs, maintains an open outlook while adjusting and accommodating changes.
  • Communication:Ensures effective information flow to various audiences and creates and delivers clear, appropriate written, spoken, presented messages.
  • Relationships: Builds relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals.

Physical requirements and working conditions:

  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Work standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for environment, safety and security; communicates related concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Meets the applicable roles and responsibilities as described in the ESH Manual, Chapter 1-General Policy and Responsibilities:
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,.


Classification Title: Temporary Nonexempt

Grade: NA

Job code: 9150

Level: II

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.


Position Summary
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As soon as possible
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