IPM: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Can I participate if I am graduating in May/June of the current year?
A: Yes, "graduating seniors" are eligible for almost all programs. Look at the Program Chart for details.

Q: Do I have to send official transcripts, or can I send unofficial transcripts?
A: Once you have been offered an internship, you must send official transcripts. Be sure to have transcripts sent from all colleges attended sent to:

Fermilab, MS 226
P.O. Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510-5011
Attn: Tanja Waltrip

Q: I don't have medical insurance. What do I do?
A: You must have medical insurance in order to participate in any of the internship programs at Fermilab. The Fermilab Users Office has more information on obtaining short-term medical insurance.

Q: I don't have a Social Security number.
A: We will arrange for you to apply for a Social Security card after you arrive at Fermilab.

Q: What is my Fermilab ID number?
A: You will receive this number when you arrive at Fermilab.

Q: What is the shipping address for Fermilab?
A: Send packages to:

Fermilab Receiving
Kirk and Wilson St.
Addressee's name, MS (mail station)
Batavia, IL 60510-0511

Phone (630) 840 3575

Q: What is my mailing address?
A: Look under Preparing for Your Internship.

Q: Where is your nearest post office?
A: East of the lab, go to Warrenville Post Office.

Q: Where is the closest bank?
A: There is a Chase bank in Warrenville near the intersection of Batavia Road and Route 59.

29W555 Batavia Rd # 2055
Warrenville
(630) 393-2924)

Q: Are there bicycles available at Fermilab?
A: The Guide to Life at Fermilab has information on bicycles. There are some on-site that can be borrowed; there are also local companies that rent bicycles. We recommend that you limit your bike riding to the Fermilab site or the recreational bike paths in the area. We don't recommend riding on major roads like Kirk Road and Route 59. All bike riders should wear helmets.