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.
Sandra Charles will be your laboratory contact for non-work and non-academic aspects of the summer program. Her office is located on the 15th floor, east side of Wilson Hall. Please direct your questions by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a description of current practices and guidelines with regard to the employment of summer program participants:
The first paycheck you receive will be on the second Friday after you arrive. After that date all paychecks will be direct deposited; be sure to have a cancelled check with you. Interns receive an hourly rate of approximately $12.50/hour for 20 hours of work per week. See the Fact Sheet on the TARGET website for more specific information.
One of our primary concerns at Fermilab is SAFETY; 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 TARGET 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. Summers in the Chicago area can be hot and humid, but can also be cool; expect anything!