Business Intern Program

Program Description

The Fermilab Business Intern Program provides opportunities for business, accounting, economics, policy, and computer science students to contribute to Fermilab’s scientific mission by supporting general business operations for the laboratory as well as working on projects in business systems, accounting, and information technology.

Positions will be assigned to various business organizations including Budget, Controller, Compliance, Systems and Procurement.

The program will be organized as a cohort of between 2 and 6 positions. The business intern cohort will work cross-functionally as a member of an assigned team on a variety of potential projects.

The position will involve projects of varying levels of complexity based on experience and interest including data and financial analysis, accounting transaction processing, website design, server and database support and development, process mapping and documentation, business tool development, and various other ad hoc administrative duties.

Eligibility

  • Junior and Senior undergraduate and master’s degree students obtaining relevant business degrees from local colleges and universities or recently graduated
  • Undergraduate cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale)/3.5 (5.0 scale) or greater
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have US Work Authorization

To be successful in this position you will bring:

  • Some college level course work in business administration, accounting, finance, policy, or management information systems.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task and complete assignments.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with other department and laboratory personnel.
  • Possess basic understanding of business processes and accounting fundamentals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others and provide excellent service to customers in a professional, respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, reach out to others to gather information, and come up with solutions/suggestions for problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform work accurately.
  • Demonstrated skill with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Essay
    • Essay Guideline:  Please write short (< 200-word) response to the following question:
    • What do you hope to get out of this internship experience?

Internship Details

  • Application Period: Ends September 16, 2022
  • Program Dates: Fall/Winter 2022/23 with flexible start
  • Acceptance Date: October 28, 2022
  • Salary: Salary dependent upon grade level
    •  Undergrad Junior: $23.00 per hour
    • Undergrad Senior: $25.00 per hour
    • Master (year 1): $1000.00 per 40-hour workweek
    • Master (year 2): $1050.00 per 40-hour workweek
  • No Housing or transportation will be provided
  • The program is expected to require on-site presence; however, flexibility will be allowed for a hybrid arrangement depending upon individual assignment constraints and intern circumstances.

Deliverables

  • Entrance and exit surveys

Key Dates

Application period
August 23, 2022 – October 15, 2022

Application is Open

Do not submit the application until you have uploaded the required documents.

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