Congratulations! We are happy that you will be joining us at Fermilab. Here are some things you need to know:
Once you have accepted your internship offer, you are required to complete a web-based onboarding process through FermiWorks. FermiWorks is the Laboratory's secure web-based human resource management system and is your portal to all required onboarding documents including but not limited to medical, insurance and direct deposit enrollment forms and federal and state tax forms. You will be sent an e-mail from FermiWorks@fnal.gov that will provide you with necessary information to complete your onboarding process successfully.
The Internship Coordinator in the Education Office will be your laboratory contact for non-work and non-academic aspects of the summer program. Her office is located on the 15th floor, west side of Wilson Hall. Please direct your questions to the Internship Administrator at 630-840-3929 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following current practices and guidelines apply to the employment of summer program participants:
You will receive your first paycheck on the second Friday after you begin. Then all paychecks will be direct deposited; bring a cancelled check with you. Interns receive a stipend of $8.50 per hour. Fermilab has a one-day holiday in July for Independence Day.
SAFETY is a primary concern at Fermilab; we expect all employees to work safely at all times and to report any unsafe practices to a supervisor.
Most students who qualify for participation in QuarkNet are U.S. citizens or have lawful U.S. permanent residence (with green cards). In either case, you must bring with you certain original documents to present to staff during your orientation on your first day of employment. This is required by federal law, and there are no exceptions. The documents include a:
You will need to show proof that you are covered by health insurance. The Fermilab Users Office has more information on obtaining short-term health insurance.
The dress code is casual but neat; jeans and T-shirts are acceptable.